English Country Dancing in Vermont!


English Country Dance Classes in Richmond
Learn about and enjoy Jane Austen’s favorite social pastime!
Richmond Free Library
201 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT
4 Wednesday Nights i n 2011:
July 6, 13, 20, 27
7pm to 9:30pm
please note that the library locks its door at 8pm
7pm to 8pm ~ basics/styling tips/review
8pm to 8:10pm ~ break
8:10pm to 9:30pm ~ dancing for all
Voluntary donation to defray cost of air conditioning
($3 per class suggested)
For adults & teens. Come with or without a partner; we’ll change
partners throughout the evening. Dress comfortably and bring
c l e a n , flat-heeled shoes with smooth soles (avoid sneakers & mules /
slides) .
~ No sign-up or registration required ~
Just show up and join us for some fun evenings!
INFORMATION ~  www. burlingtoncountrydancers.org


You can also enhance your ECD skills here:

This first one is through the UVM OLLI program  [ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute ]:

English Country Dancing in Jane Austen’s World 
Instructor: Judy Chaves
Date: Monday, July 11, 6-8pm
Location: Ira Allen Chapel at UVM
Price: Members – $20 / Non-Members – $30

Do you enjoy 19th-century British literature? If you’ve ever read any of Jane Austen’s novels or seen any of the recent film adaptations, English country dance plays a prominent role in the culture of the time. The forerunner of American contra dance, English country dance is done in two facing lines (sometimes in squares, less often in circles) and requires no more than a knowledge of left from right and the ability and willingness to move to simply wonderful music. Through a combination of lecture (not much) and dance (as much as we can), you’ll learn the basics of the dance, gain an insider’s appreciation of the vital role it played in the lives of Austen’s characters, understand the etiquette and logistics underpinning Austen’s dance scenes–and have a great deal of fun in the process. You may come by yourself or as a couple! 

Copyright @2011 by Deb Barnum, of Jane Austen in Vermont

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