The Dover English
Join us in one of the most popular
social activities of colonial America.
7:00 pm Beginner Introduction / 7:30 pm Dance Commences
Times and locations may be subject to change
Click here for map & directions to Ehinger Hall
Become a Member - fee: $5
Upon membership registration receive a $5 off
coupon for any dance admission
The mission of the Dover English Country Dancers
is to provide opportunities to dance and promote
quality 18th c. dance experiences for all levels,
across all ages, and for multiple personal dance
interests ranging from social, cultural, community,
and fitness/wellness reasons to performance.
The Dover English Country Dancers
recipient of the
2016 Mayor's Arts Award!
Bring a friend to his/her first DECD dance
at no extra charge!
With our 2017 - 2018 members deal
May 26 ..............Chestertown Tea Party Festival
Demonstration dances in Chestertown, MD
Link to Festival web site
June 9 ..............Monthly Dance
Admission: $7/member; $10/non member
Students 18 and under: Free
July 14 ..............Monthly Dance in Odessa, DE.
Hosted by the Historic Odessa Foundation
The style of dance was brought by the colonists from England mostly, 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.
Founded in 1979 by Winfried and Edith Mroz
and Alex and Rosemary Apostolina.
These two Dover couples had been dancing at Pinewoods for years and wanted
to share the joy of English Country Dancing with the Dover community -
and dance more than once a year!
"...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
Links to Other English Country Dance Sites
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
2013 Dover Days ------- 2015 Spring Ball in Dover, De.
Pemberton Plantation - Salisbury, MD
Last updated 05/12/18
Paca House - Annapolis, MD
George Washington Ball - Williamsburg, VA
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