Let’s welcome in the May.

6th. May. We welcomed in the May by updating our Group photographs. Many thanks to Adrienne and Frank today’s dances:- The whim of the moment 1791 Let’s welcome in the May a June Jones dance. Indian Queen 1701, an old favourite. Lord Caernavon’s Jig, a 4 couple dance Irish Lamentation, a 1735 longways dance. Waltz time. The Maid… Read More »

April’s dances

1st. April Drive the cold Winter away 1651 a most appropriate dance for the arrival of Spring. A 3 couple dance. Bonny Cuckoo another hint of Spring a 4 couple, Gail Tickner dance 1995. Jamaica a traditional 4 couple dance from 1670. The Braes of Dornoch, a 4 couple dance. The Prince Regent, a 3 couple dance, danced x2. From 1812/13 8th.… Read More »

March country dances.

4th. March Monday Night longways dance. Mount Hills             ditto Friday Square ( now we have the right day!) a June Jones 4 couple dance, with promenading & plenty of action. Holborn March longways dance. Bonnets so Blue     ditto Indian Queen         ditto Rostillion        … Read More »

We’re back…….new dances from February 2022

On 4.02.22 we danced: Some of Geraldine’s Birthday requests. Royal Meeting to the tuneful Scottish nightingale. Roll the Line Mirror Me a 3 couple dance. Valentine’s Day 1650. Sailor’s Wives a 3 couple dance by our own June Jones. Farmer’s Joy by Joseph Pimentel. on 11.02.22 we danced were we left off last week…. Farmer’s Joy Valentine’s Day… Read More »

Friday 17 June ECD Zoom

This Friday we enjoyed the following dances: Portsmouth / Star of Kintra (Trevor Monson) / The Lovers’ Knot (Jim Kitch) / The Gypsy Round (Eric Leber) The Recruiting Officer / The Haymarket (June Jones) / Rostillion

Spring clean May 2021

Those of us who have opted for ZOOM Solo Country Dancing are still dancing each Friday with June’s excellent guidance. Looking forward to seeing all of you that couldn’t  join us, in June. I am handing on the Group Author mantle, so look forward to a new slant on Posts from July onwards. Liz.

Updating Country Dancing news December 2020.

🎄Well here we are in December, no dancing since mid March 2020. Some of us have managed to stay in touch with a WhatsApp group, cheering us up and covering diverse topics. However GOOD NEWS. A few weeks ago June started solo Zoom English Country Dancing sessions, in our regular dance slot of Friday mornings at 11.00. It’s… Read More »

New dancers for the new year

Welcome to five new dancers so far this year, it great to have new people join us. 7.02.20 Some of Liz’s birthday requests.(L) (The) Farmer’s Joy a Joseph Pimentel longways dance, with joyful tune by Adam Broome. Pine Cones a 3 couple Pat Shaw dance from 1974. (L) Alice longways dance by Philippe Callens 2002 in waltz time.… Read More »

2020 here we come…

10.01.20 Elfrida calling the dances today starting with:- The first of April ??? a longways traditional dance from 1780. Childgrove another traditional dance 1701. My Lord Byron’s Maggot a longways dance with clapping 👏🏼. The Leaving of Liverpool to the tune the Merry Flirt. A 3 couple dance. Liberty from The Yorktown Victory Ball, a 3 couple dance 1781 to the… Read More »