PLEASE NOTE: This event has already occurred.
Phillips Recreation Center
English Country Dancing with the Central Illinois English Country Dancers
Saturdays, 7-10pm or Sundays, 2-5pm
Sunday, January 20 – First hour is an introduction
Sunday, February 17
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, June 9
Phillips Recreation Center Fee: $3 at the door. For ages 14 and up.
English Country Dancing was popular in England, Europe and the Colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries. A forerunner of American square dance and contra dance, it has been featured in movie adaptations of Jane Austen’s books. Programs will consist primarily of the dances and music from England in the 1600s and 1700s and from the American Colonial and Revolutionary periods. All dances will be taught at these social and recreational programs where there is always live music provided by the Flatland Consort. Partners, costumes and experience are not necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a separate pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help protect the floor. For more information, call Jonathan Sivier at 217-359-8225 or visit www.CentralIllinoisECD.org.