Before there was contra dance, there was English country dance. Jane Austen did it. George Washington did it.
So can you!
Thursday, March 30, 7 - 9pm
Thursday, April 27, 7 - 9pm
Elks Lodge, 112 N Pattee St (corner of Pattee and Front)
2nd floor Lodge room (up left staircase)
Parking is free at the large parking garage across Front Street
A donation of $5 or greater is requested to help pay for the hall and future dances. Caller Bev Young and musicians are volunteering!
In Jan-Feb 2023, MFS member, Bev Young held four delightful classes on English Country Dancing to 20 enthusiastic dancers at the Old Missoula Library. We had so much fun, she's hosting TWO MORE!
Easy to learn, fun to dance. The primary goal of English country dancing has always been to have fun. A simple walking step will get you through most dances. A caller teaches each dance and then prompts while you dance, just like in contra.
No need to bring a partner. In our dance community, we frequently change partners after each dance, and we make sure everyone who wants to dance gets to dance.
Beautiful music. One of the many joys of English country dance is the beauty and variety of the music. Each dance has its own tune. Here's the dance and tune, "Juice of Barley."