Last update: August 21, 2021
At the moment Louisville English Country Dance is homeless, though we have every expectation we will return to St. Andrews once the COVID thing is under control.
That seems unlikely anytime soon, so watch the CDC and state guidelines and when THEY say it is safe to gather indoors in groups we'll reassess. Our return will be announced here and via e-mail. If you have gotten our e-mails in the past you will get your notice. If you have not gotten our e-mails, send a note to Dancers@LouisvilleECD.org and get on the mailing list.
Coming up in the "Area"
In the larger dance community, a few ECD groups have returned to in person dancing across the country, but many cancellations are popping up. CDSS had to cancel the remaining summer program at Pinewoods Dance Camp. As of this writing, the Fairfield ECD weekend is still on (and sold out), but it remains to be seen if it gets to happen.
In the meantime, check out the virtual opportunities for song, English dance, and contra here: https://www.cdss.org/community/events-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.
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