No partner required. No dance experience necessary.
Childcare available on-site for $5 per child, flat rate for the full 3 hours.
Learn and enjoy a spot of old-fashioned English Country Dance, as seen in your favourite British costume dramas, with live music, tea and scones. English Country Dance Night is a social evening for people to relax and enjoy a night out with live music, very simple dancing, and a good cup of tea. Admission will be $20, payable at the door by cash or credit card, and all profits will go to the school. There will be room for about 100 people, and we will have some refreshments for sale as well, including tea, coffee, and some edibles. We hope to have some gluten-free and vegan refreshments as well.
Doors will open at 7:00. Dancing will begin at 7:30 and finish at 9:30 with doors closing at 10:00. Melanie Kerr of the Pride and Prejudice Ball will be hosting the event, and teaching one or two simple dances which will then be danced three or four times so guests can practice and enjoy with different partners, if they like, or just watch and listen and sip their tea.
The style of dance is not like ballroom, and does not require that you bring a partner. It is much more like folk dance, done in groups of four, and follows the same principles as many kinds of square dances. People find partners when they get there, and it is very welcoming to newcomers. There will be no alcohol served at the event, and we think you will be glad of that, because you will want your brain cells for dancing. Do wear soft-soled, flat, comfortable shoes, for the sake of your ankles, your partner's toes, and the gymnasium floor.
All welcome. Recommended minimum age of 12.
All proceeds to the Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton
Dress Code: casual