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

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

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




Special Announcements


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Williamsburg Heritage Dancers
Of Williamsburg, Va.
offer the following two events.

An English Country Dance
Workshop
with
Joseph Pimentel
Of Washington D.C.
Saturday January 17, 2015
This will be held at
Our Savior's Lutheran Church Hall
in Norge Va.

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The Heritage Dancers
George Washington Ball
with the music of
''Hot Toddy''
Melissa Running, Anna Rain,
and Edith Coakley-Stowe
Saturday, March 7th
7:00 PM in Williamsburg, Va.
For more information visit
The Williamsburg Heritage Dancers
and click on special events.

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December 31...........New Years Eve in Ehinger Hall

Later start 8:00 PM - 12:00
Festive evening or period attire

Admission $5 Students $2


January 10..............Twelfth Night Dance

This night dances will begin earlier at 7 PM
and end earlier for an after dance social.
No formal break this evening.
If attending the after party, please bring any dish to share
and/or a musical instrument to play to the McCabe's home.

Admission $5 Students $2


February 14 ...........Valentine Themed Dance

with guest caller April Blum


Admission $10 Students $5



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

Admission $5 Students $2



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

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

Join us for an evening of dancing with this skilled caller.
Catered repast at mid-evening.

Dinner and dancing -
Festive evening attire or period dress.

$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


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Dancing
"...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 ksmith2@washcoll.edu
Vice President Mike McCabe 302-697-7858 corbinsclose@hotmail.com
Music Master Alex Apostolina 302-697-6151 aapostolina@aol.com
Dance Mistress Ieva Ersts 410-778-5120
iersts@gmail.com






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.

www.colinhume.com/dtwaltz.htm

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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