Rochester English Country Dancing

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First Baptist Church
175 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester NY, 14618 [Directions]
1st, 3rd and 4th 3rd Sunday: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Richard Sauvain
585 442 4681
<rwsauvain AT frontiernet DOT net>

The Country Dancers of Rochester sponsor regular English Country dances year round on the first, third and fourth Sunday evenings of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

[wikipedia]English Country dancing has similarities to its descendants, contra and square dancing, but is a bit more elegant. The dancing scenes in any of the recent Jane Austen movies will give one an idea of what it's like.

Dances are taught and prompted, you don't have to bring a partner, and dress is casual. Newcomers are quite welcome. We offer a brief newcomer orientation at 6:10 before each dance, and start the evening with easier dances. We have feature live music, and great refreshments. Admission is $8 ($7 for members), $1 off for students/seniors, free for those 17 and under. Beginner classes are also available on occasion.

A period costume English Ball with a Jane Austen theme is held the first weekend in May (with Ball preparation classes beforehand), and there is a Masquerade Ball around Halloween.


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