English Country Dancing in Pittsburgh

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 English dance season.

If you missed our fall weekend, with Sue Dupre and Joyful Noise, and our two special February dances, don't be sad.  We have  the Pitt's Maggot Weekend April 4th - 6th with our own Allison Thompson and Gaye Fifer calling,  and the inimitable Flying Romanos visiting from NYC.  

Our regular season Saturday dances 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, Gaye is again organizing caller practices one Wednesday a month throughout the spring.  For dancers this is a free chance to see the dances from a caller perspective. 

Here's a video of our performance at the 2013 Pittsburgh Folk Festival that includes English Country dances and other traditional English dances:

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: See http://www.cdss.org for information about activities nationwide.

 

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