The Dover English Country Dancers

Come and join us in one of the most popular social activities of colonial America.

The style of dance was brought by the colonists from England where it was known as "country dance".
We now call it "English Country Dance" and include people of all ages, couples and singles, who enjoy music and dance in a spirit of fun and friendship.
Newcomers are always welcome, and each dance is taught with a "walk-through" before it is danced. Dress is casual except for "balls" when many of us dress in eighteenth century attire.
Special guest callers and bands are used several times a year. Monthly dance music is provided by CDs or our own in-house band.

Please see our calendar below for details. Facebook Icon

The "Dover English Country Dancers" was formed in 1979 by Winfried and Edith Mroz and Alex and Rosemary Apostolina.

Schedule of Events

7:00 pm Beginner Introduction
7:30 pm Dance Commences


Times and locations subject to change
Click here for map & directions to Ehinger Hall

Special Announcements


Teel House
Friends of Teel House
You're invited to Teel's first official fete!
Saturday, April 18. 7-11:30
9 Chelsea Parade, Norwich, CT
Donation: $40
Caller: Val Medve
Music by: Serendipity
Barb Seppeler and Laurie Williams Formal dress of the Regency/Federalist era requested, however formal attire will also suit.
To Register


April 11 ...........Spring Assembly Ball

with guest caller Sam Rotenberg
from the Germantown Country Dancers of Philadelphia.

Musicians will be:
Kathy Talvite on piano,
Bob Pasquarello on mandolin and guitar,
Josh Burdick on violin.


Bonny Grey-Ey'd Morn ~ Christ Church Bells ~ Newcastle,
Long Odds ~ Siege of Limerick ~ Sun Assembly,
Good Man of Cambridge ~ Key to the Cellar ~ Peace be With You,
Six For Six Proud Walkers ~ Neat Mr. John ~ Golden Green,
Sam's Maggot ~ Red and All Red ~ Lass of Richmond Hills,
The Introduction ~ Marching To Praetorius.

Dances are walked through and called.

Join us for an evening of dancing with this skilled caller.
A light catered repast will be offered by "It's Delish" at 9:00.

Festive evening dress or period attire requested.

$15 per person - Students $5

May 9 ...........Monthly dance with in-house callers

Followed by ice cream social

Admission $5 Students $2

June 13...........Monthly dance

Admission $5 Students $2

September 12 ...........Monthly dance with in-house callers

Admission $5 Students $2

October 10...........Monthly dance with in-house callers

Admission $5 Students $2

November 14...........Monthly dance with in-house callers

Admission $5 Students $2


"...adds to the accomplishment of Behaviour and Carriage
and Qualifies a person for Polite company."

Nicholas Ridgely 1750's Dover, Delaware

"Dancing is, of all the fine arts, that which seems peculiarly devoted to cheerfulness and joy.
It is the lively expression of these emotions by gestures and attitudes. It seems to have nothing but pleasure in view,
yet like music, its sweet accompaniment, it tends to refine the manners; and to give health, activity, and vigor,
as well as graceful ease and elegance to the human frame."

T. Hillgrove, Teacher of Dancing 1866

How to Contact Us

If you have any specific questions you may telephone the officers listed or e-mail us

Name Telephone number E-mail
President Karen Smith 410.778.0335
Vice President Mike McCabe 302-697-7858
Music Master Alex Apostolina 302-697-6151
Dance Mistress Ieva Ersts 410-778-5120

Links to Other English Country Dance Sites
and information

Country Dance and Song Society

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Germantown Country Dancers

The Baltimore Folk Music Society

The Williamsburg Heritage Dancers

The Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society

Annapolis Traditional Dance Society

A great site for those who are fearful of getting out on the floor and trying to dance the waltz.
New moves for old smoothies as well.

This site is a great English Country Dance resource.
Videos of dances being done by groups from around the world.
(with some variations from village to village)

English Country Dances Videos

Events we have had the pleasure to be a part of

Pemberton Plantation - Salisbury, MD

Paca House - Annapolis, MD

George Washington Ball - Williamsburg, VA

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