Last update: Sep 10, 2023
Hope you saw the notice that we cancelled 9/10 due to extra caution from exposure to COVID. Had hoped to "make it up" on the 17th but the A/C is being repaired this week and it is not clear if Collins Hall will be ready, SO:
The next dance is September 24
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
3 - 5 as usual
If you are confident (to the extent that you can be confident) that you will not be spreading (covid, flu, a cold) then you are welcome to join us. Some of us take the added protection of wearing a mask while dancing and that is encouraged.
I am told that not everybody checks their e-mail these days. If you wish to be notified about Louisville ECD activities using another medium, let me know ... well, this is awkward ... let me know via e-mail what alternative vehicle to use to contact you.
Dance Opportunities Coming up in the "Area"
Balance the Star Dance Weekend,
September 22-23, 2023
More information here:
Fandango English Country Dance Weekend
Decatur, Georgia (Atlanta)
September 22-23, 2023
Chicagoland Harvest Moon Dance Weekend
St. Charles, IL
September 29 - October 1, 2023
Musicians — Jacqueline Schwab and Mara Shea
Caller — Gene Murrow
Other events, virtual and in person are listed on the CDSS calendar
Virtual dancing is not nearly as fun as in person dancing, of course, BUT it does allow you to learn from teachers that would not otherwise be available to you. PLUS you can "attend" dance events that you probably would not go to otherwise.
- Want to know more about English Country Dance?
HERE IS A VIDEO explaining ECD to new dancers:
Wikipedia’s description is here:
Traveling? A list of ECD groups across the USA can be found at:
A general source of dance information with links to ECD, ceilidh, and other dance information.
Be warned, once you go here you are at risk of losing a couple of hours.
Animations of lots of dances.
A set of videos showing how to do 22 formations:
Alan Winston’s ECD Mailing List (Discussion group) and links to more than you thought you wanted to know:
English dance is slow and stately? Uhmmm, check out this video of the London Folk Dance display team:
Anthony Heywood and Colin Hume's dance database of more than 19,000 dances, searchable by dance name, choreographer, source, type, and tune sources is an amazing resource. Find it at: https://barndances.org.uk/Antony/index.php