Saturday, September 23, 2017
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Phillips Recreation Center
505 W Stoughton
Urbana, IL 61801
Learn traditional English Country Dancing!
Phillips Recreation Center - $2 at the door
Age 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. Unless otherwise noted, all dances are held at the Phillips Recreation Center. For more information, call Jonathan Sivier at 217-359-8225 or visit www. CentralIllinoisECD.org.