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. We offer a beginners introduction at 7:00pm and each dance is taught with a "walk-through" before it is danced. Newcomers are always welcome. Dancing begins at 7:30pm where dress is casual except for demonstrations and "balls" when many of us dress in eighteenth century attire. We meet on the second Saturday of most months in Ehinger Hall on the Elizabeth Murphey School campus, Dover, Delaware. 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 for details.




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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An English Country Dance
With
The Annapolis Traditional
Dance Society
August 30, 2014
Called by Liz Donaldson
Music: Melissa Running, Edith Coakley Stowe, Carrie Rose
Annapolis Traditional Dance Society

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Baltimore Playford Ball
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Follow the link below to
The Baltimore Folk Music Society



September 13 ...............Monthly Dance in Ehinger Hall



Admission $5 Students $2


October 11 ...............Monthly Dance in Ehinger Hall



Admission $5 Students $2


November 8 ...............Monthly Dance in Ehinger Hall



Admission $5 Students $2


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


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 ********** **********
Vice President Mike McCabe 302-697-7858 corbinsclose@juno.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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