English Country Dance Schedule

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Childgrove English Country Dancers
Present a Dance Series in Saint Louis, Missouri, usually (but not always - check below!) on First Mondays and Third Fridays*

What is English Country Dancing?

English Country Dancing is an easy, fun, social dance done to live classical music. Although it has a long history, it is a very alive tradition, with new dances and music being written all the time.

On First Mondays, we have a "Learn to Dance English" event from 7-9pm. This is perfect for folks who are curious and would like to try the sort of dancing you've seen in those Jane Austen movies.  Experienced dancers are highly encouraged to come for the entire evening to help the new folks have a bunch of fun, then stay and enjoy a few more complex dances later in the evening.

We also have regular English Country dances with live music on third Fridays from 7:00-9:30pm with the occasional fancy dress ball (see the schedule) thrown in.  Everyone is welcome; all dances are taught and prompted; no partner is required; come alone or bring a friend. First-timers are encouraged to come early for the simpler dances that are taught earlier in the evening.

We dance in the Monday Club, a beautiful old building in Webster Groves (a most pleasant suburb of St. Louis, Missouri) with a wonderful dance space.

Wear comfortable clothes and comfortable (flat) shoes. We normally wear casual clothing at our regular dances, and dress up for the balls.


hamilton b 01 smallLadies at PlayFriday, September 1 - Sunday, September 3, 2017 - High Tea English Country Dance Weekend

High Tea brings the incredible caller Bruce Hamilton to town again, and guess who else!  The Ladies at Play!  (Please note: this event is Sold Out!)

 

 

 

 

Monday October 2, 2017 at 7pm  Learn to Dance English CANCELLED

 

Friday, October 20, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Gentleman’s Night Out

Monday November 6, 2017 at 7pm  Learn to Dance English $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday, November 17, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: TBA

Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday, December 15, 2017 7pm Yuletide Ball $15 (ask about discounts)

band:  Ben Schreiber and the Cosmic Otters
caller:  Local callers

Past English Dances in 2017

Monday January 2, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday January 20, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Bob Green and Zoe Quinn

Monday February 6, 2017 7pm   Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

George Washington dancingFriday February 17, 2017 7pm English Country Dance -  Presidents' Ball  $15 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Missy Reisenleiter, Mark Rice, Peter Wollenberg and Bob Green

Period attire admired, but not required!

 

 
Monday March 6, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded    caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday March 17, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Keith Tuxhorn

Monday April 3, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday April 21, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: MR-Squared – Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice

Monday May 1, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday May 19, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Ladies' Night Out with Missy Reisenleiter and Karen Jackson

Sunday May 28, 2017 10:00AM English Country Dance Workshop at Meet Me in St Louis Dance Weekend Meet Me in St Louis Dance Weekend $7

band:  Wild Rumpus
caller: Bob Green, Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice

Monday June 5, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 7pm  Midsummer Night's Ball $15

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Dr. John Ramsay

This is a dress-up ball, and we encourage you to come dressed as your favorite Shakespeare character.  No one has yet come as Bottom the Weaver when he is transformed into a donkey, but we keep hoping... Download a flyer here.

 

Monday July 3, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

Friday July 21, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Jonathan Sivier
 

Monday August 7, 2017 7pm  Learn English Dance $5

music: recorded
caller: multiple

If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers - we'll do some more complex dances later in the evening.

 Friday August 18, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Nick Rockstroh

Monday September 4, 2017 NO Learn to Dance English CANCELLED

Friday, September 15, 2017 7pm English Country Dance  $10 (ask about discounts)

band:  Tu'Penny Players
caller: Tom Hurlbut