Last update: January 5, 2022
Our local return to English Country Dance is NOT gonna happen yet again THIS SUNDAY (Jan 9)!
Awful lot of infections going around and just to be sure, let's not support the spread! We will NOT be dancing ECD in Louisville this Sunday.
Maybe, just maybe we can resume on Jan 30. We will watch CDC and state guidelines and see how things are at that time, but for now, things aren't so good.
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"
The case counts are high all around the country so there is not a lot of in person ECD happening yet. There are 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