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


Saturday, October 31, 2015

English Country Dancing

George Tolton calls to
the lovely music of
Andrea Hoag (violin)
Liz Donaldson(piano)

Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall
351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, Md.
Admission for dance: $10
with discounts for seniors, students,
families and members of ATDS
All ages welcome.
All dances taught and walked through. No experience or partner required.
Snacks to share are welcome.

Questions? Contact Jan Scopel
at 443-540-0867, or
Ann Fallon at 410-268-0231,


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

Admission $5 Students Free

November 14........... Monthly dance with guest caller Ann Fallon.

Musicians: Emily Aubrey, fiddle, and Judy Meyers, piano

Admission $10 Students Free

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

Admission $5 Students Free

January 9...........Twelfth Night

Dance will end early for the popular Twelfth Night party.

A dish, sweet or savory is requested only if attending after party.

Admission $5 Students Free

February 13 ...........Valentine Themed Dance with guest caller George Tolton

Admission $10 Students Free


"...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

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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