English Country Dancing
We're closed for the duration, but keep dancing like no-one's watching!
With Dance Kaleidoscope
U3A English Country Dancing
Think of any of the movie adaptations of Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park... There's always a ball scene. That's English Country Dancing, the pastime of the British landed gentry at play. These dances are still being danced, recreated, and newly composed; by groups like Dance Kaleidoscope.
No partner needed. These are team dances, with the 'ladies' and 'gentlemen' dancing much the same moves. Dress for comfort; skirts are good, soft, low-heeled dancing shoes.
Georgian Room, St George's Anglican Church, Dapsang Drive.
Mondays from 2 March, 1:30 - 3:00pm
The material I'll be using in the series has been kindly provided by Sheree Greenhill of Dance Kaleidoscope. I've been dancing with this group for many years, and we often perfom out at folk festivals
and 'stately homes'. Here's a YouTube video of Dance Kaleidoscope at last year's Woodford Festival.