The Dover English Country Dancers

Come join us in one of the most popular social activities of colonial America.

The Dover English Country Dancers receive the 2016 Mayor's Arts Award!

Photos from the left; 1) Chevis Anderson, Greater Dover Arts Council Chairperson, founder Winfried Mroz, DECD President Karen Smith, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen
2) Mayor's Art Award; 3) Several group members attending to show support

Recognizing ''the value and importance of the arts to the City of Dover
and its surrounding communities. . . to honor groups and individuals that have made
a lasting and profound impact on the artistic and cultural life of the Greater Dover area.''

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 $5 off
coupon for any dance admission


Saturday, December 3

Annapolis Traditional Dance Society
English Country Dance
Our last English dance of the year

With top-shelf players

Elke Baker (violin)
Susan Brandt (flute)
Paul Oorts (guitar and harp guitar)

Diane Schmit will call the figures

Annapolis Friends Meeting House
351 DuBois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401


Fezziwig Ball

December 9, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at
The Arsenal

The Arsenal transforms into the Fezziwig house from A Christmas Carol for one night. This Victorian Ball will have period music, a Dance Master calling the dances and giving instructions, and refreshments. Period clothing is encouraged, but not required.
$40 per person - Online ticketing is available at: Fezziwig Ball Tickets


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

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

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

George Tolton calling
Dancing to begin at 7:00 pm this evening to enjoy 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.

March 11..............Monthly Dance

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

April 8..............Spring Ball

More Information soon


"...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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