Turman Sports Complex, 401 Kyle Weeks Rd., Willis, VA Adults and children 10 years old and up welcome Send questions to: email@example.com
Be sure to visit the page "May I Have This Dance?" as it has information pertaining to upcoming balls and events. If you have ever watched the dance scenes in the movies of Pride and Prejudice or Emma, then you have seen glimpses of English country dancing. In the 1700s American colonists were dancing the same ones as being danced in England at the time. The Regency Era corresponds to our Federalist period. The dances share many similarities with the Scottish country dances. Some of the dances are lively and many others are slower and elegant. Most dances are done in longways sets with partner, although it is not necessary to bring a partner as we change partners throughout class so as to include everyone. Dancers should wear comfortable footwear and clothing. These dances are enjoyed worldwide! Dances are taught by a patient and experienced instructor.
We meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Turman Sports Complex, 401 Kyle Weeks Rd., Willis, VA 24380
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Upcoming Dance Practices 2024 January 28 - Dance Class at Turman's February 10th - Dance Class at Turman's February 24th - Dance Class at Turman's March 9 - Dance Class at Turman's March 23 - Dance Class at Turman's A good link with a brief history of English country dancing and a description of the many figures. Another helpful link on figures.
Watch the videos below. They are both "The Hole in the Wall" but the first one is casual and the second one is very practiced and in Regency Era attire. The third one is a performance of Jameko.
We also dance Scottish country dances and a few videos can be seen below.