Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Dance Program
Join us to experience the beautiful English country dance tradition - simple footwork, great fellowship and beautiful music. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.
Our popular monthly dances feature a lively blend of English and contra dances, with live music and lots of supportive teaching to get you up and dancing in no time!
Most dances begin at 7:30 and end at 10, mostly on the third Saturday of the month, mostly at St. John's United Church (see calendar for exceptions).
December 21 -
Holiday gala - 7:30-10:30
Wear your holiday finery! If you like, bring snacks to share at the break.
December 31 -
New Year's Eve Contra Dance!
Details to come.
Celebrate Twelfth Night (or nearly) with a Costume Ball - Period or fancy dress outfits encouraged (but not required!)
April 12 - Season finale (note location: at George St. United Church, 534 George St N at McDonnell)
Cost: $10 (or $30 for 4 dances)
Full time students $5
Children 12 and under free
Location: St. John's Anglican Church (map)
99 Brock St. (corner of Hunter & Water Sts.)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Even more dancing! Strictly English - bi-weekly Friday workshop series
featuring dances from the 17th century to modern day
Admission $5 per session
Fridays 7 to 9 p.m.
Sept 13, 27 Oct 11, 25 Nov 8, 22 Dec 6 (at Sadleir House, 751 George St N)
Sundays 2 to 4 p.m.
Jan 12, 26 Feb 9, 23 Mar 9, 23 April 7 ( at Mark St United Church, 90 Hunter St E)
Special end-of-season Tea Dance Sunday May 4 2 to 5 p.m. (at St. John's United)
What is Country Dancing?
Country Dancing is spirited social dancing from Britain and North America. Some dances are several hundred years old, and some are newly composed, but all are great fun! Our dances come from the English countryside, the English court (Playford Dances) and include the rollicking Contra Dances of New England.
There is no fancy footwork, and all dances are taught by experienced callers before being danced by the group. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.
No need to bring a partner - there are plenty of people to dance with. Beginners are especially welcome!
Want More Information?
Here are some other dances in southern Ontario:
Ottawa English Country Dancers
Toronto English Country Dancers
Ottawa Valley Contra Dancers
Toronto Country Dancers
Hamilton Country Dancers
Owen Sound Contra Dances
Comments from our dancers:
|"friendly people, wonderful music, lots of fun"
|"always leave with a warm, happy feeling"
|"dedicated, helpful callers"
|"we love keeping a tradition alive"
|"it's great to see people of all ages dancing"