Toronto English Country DancersRooted in the Past, Dancing into the Future
|Bringing English Country Dancing to the community since the 1990s! Who are we? We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit social dance group welcoming the community to share the joy of traditional live music and dancing. Dedicated to nurturing new talent, we hold traditional music sessions and musicians' workshops, callers' workshops, dance classes and special events as well as regular local dances. All welcome! No partner or dance experience is required. What do we do? English Country Dancing is the dance form of Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Napoleon. It is done in groups, with dancers weaving intricate patterns around each other to music ranging from lively jigs and reels to dreamy and hypnotic melodies. Today there are ECD communities around the world, including Australia, Europe, Canada, and the US.||
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Saturday, June 64.30-6 – Afternoon workshop for experienced dancers, taught by Tara Bolker.
with Tara Bolker calling, music by Get Your Coat
For dancers who already have a solid basic knowledge of common ECD figures. The more experienced the attendees, the more challenging the material can be, so RSVPs will be useful in planning the workshop.
6 – set-up for community potluck supper
7.30-8 – English Country Dance basics class. New ECD dancers are strongly
encouraged to attend this mini-lesson, and experienced dancers are welcome as
Afternoon dance workshop: 12/10.
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