English Country Dancing in Pittsburgh

Welcome to our Fall 2014 English dance season

If you missed our Spring Pitt's Maggot weekend, don't despair.  Our Fall Pitt's Maggot will be extra special, with Brooke Friendly, the exciting choreographer and dance caller from Oregon, along with Roguery, the extraordinary band from California that has recorded 4 CDs of dances by Brooke and Chris Sackett. October 10th - 12th.  Full Description.  Registration Form.

Our regular season Saturday dances begin again September 13th and are bimonthly, usually the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (but check the calendar for exceptions), at the Friends Meeting House on the Oakland/Shadyside border.  In addition to our regularly scheduled dances, We also have caller practices one Wednesday a month throughout the spring.  For dancers this is a free chance to see the dances from a caller perspective.  See our Calendar.

Never heard of English Country Dancing? If you've seen the movies Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility, you have indeed seen this form of social dance. But  English Country Dancing (ECD) is not an obscure relic! While this traditional form of dance has been around for several hundred years, it's still thriving today. There is English Country Dancing all over the United States. The dances that we enjoy date back as far as 1651—or to the latest hot favorite composed yesterday.  The Country Dance & Song Society of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania dances regularly throughout the year in Pittsburgh’s Oakland district, within walking distance of several major universities.  We are nationally affiliated with the Country Dance and Song Society:  

Join us for an evening of participatory dance and music. All dances taught; no partner necessary; attire casual; free beginners’ workshops at every dance. 

 Here's a sample of our dancers performing at from the our performance in the 2013 Pittsburgh Folk Festival, including two of our regular Saturday dances, two dances from Whiskey Rebellion Morris, and an open variant of the Abbots Bromley dance:

2013 PFF English performance


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Next Dance    

Saturday September 13th 7:30 pm

Special Events

Brooke Friendly and Roguery
Pitt's Maggot Fall Weekend Oct 10-12
Registration Form


 

Directions to dances

Hire Dancers       

CDSSP: History and Organization

 

Other PittsburghFolk Dance & Music     

CDSSP Scholarship:

 Dance Camp

 



Need more information? Email us at CDSSPGH@gmail.com

 

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