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 ~ A CDSS Passport to Joy Destination

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


Admission: $7/member; $10/non member
Admission to dances with guest caller & band:
$12/member, $15/non member
Students 18 & under - always free

Membership fee: $5
Upon membership registration receive a ticket for
a FREE dance admission


The Annapolis
Traditional Dance Society

English Country Dances
for 2016

Oct. 29th

Look below for a link
to their site for more


October 8..............Monthly Dance

Admission: $7/member; $10/non member Students 18 and under: Free

November 12..............Guest caller, Sharon McKinley & musicians

Admission: $12/member, $15/non member
Students 18 & under - always free

December 10..............Monthly Dance

Admission: $7/member; $10/non member Students 18 and under: Free

January 14..............Twelfth Night Dance

Dance will be followed by an after dance social at the McCabe's home.
Please bring a dish to share.

Admission: $7/member; $10/non member Students 18 and under: Free

February 11.............. Valentine themed dance with guest caller April Blum & musicians.

Admission: $12/member, $15/non member
Students 18 & under - always free

Members are asked to bring a small sweet or savory to share.


"...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 Marty Ersts 410-778-5120
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

Some of those attending our 2015 Spring Ball in Dover, De.

Pemberton Plantation - Salisbury, MD

Paca House - Annapolis, MD

George Washington Ball - Williamsburg, VA

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