English Country Dance

September 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Phillips Recreation Center
505 Stoughton St
Urbana, IL 61801
Central Illinois English Country Dancers
(217) 359-8225

English country dance consists primarily of the dances and music from
England in the 1600’s and 1700’s. Also included are some early American
dances from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. It is one of the
dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If
you’ve seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies then you’ve seen examples
of English country dancing. The Central Illinois English Country Dancers
hold monthly dances. We also hold a Ball twice a year, in December and
June. All dances are taught and then danced to live music. Partners,
costumes and experience are not required. To protect the dance floor we
ask that everyone bring a pair of clean tennis shoes or leather soled
dance shoes to change into.  Newcomers and all lovers of English country
dance and music are welcome.