Calling all English Country Dancers! Move to joyful music in a relaxed, beginner-friendly atmosphere….
Escape the hub-bub of the modern world and experience how people entertained themselves before TV, Roku, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat!
The Burlington Country Dancers group is offering weekly classes in English Country Dance for 6 Wednesdays through August, 7 – 9 pm at the Richmond Free Library – July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Cost is $5 / class – attend all or just when you can – all are invited, even if you have two-left feet…*
Teaching will be by Val Medve and Martha Kent to recorded music.
Join us if you can!
*Best suited for teens and adults with the ability to walk briskly.
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 /
~ 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
YOU’RE INVITED TO WATCH JANE AUSTEN’S FAVORITE PASTIME …
YOU’VE READ ABOUT ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING
IN AUSTEN’S NOVELS ~
YOU’VE SEEN IT IN FILMS LIKE “PRIDE & PREJUDICE”~
NOW YOU CAN SIT ON STAGE TO LISTEN TO THE BEAUTIFUL LIVE MUSIC,
WATCH THE COSTUMED DANCERS
(MANY DRESSED IN AUSTEN-ERA GARB),
AND, IF YOU LIKE, INDULGE IN TASTY REFRESHMENTS AT THE BREAK
ACROSS THE LAKE
An English Country Dance Gala
on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Elley-Long Music Center
223 Ethan Allen Ave.
(in Fort Ethan Allen, off Route 15)
Prompting by Orly Krasner
Music by Earl Gaddis ~ violin
Mary Lea ~ violin & viola
Jacqueline Schwab ~ piano
Wayne Hankin ~ woodwinds & more
SPECTATOR’S PRICE, AT THE DOOR:
$10 with sumptuous refreshments at break, $5 without
just click on Across the Lake for all the details!
[Image from the Hamilton English Dancers website]
[From Janeite Val]