Lord Grey's English Country Dance Workshops 2016-2017
The Dance series will be held the third Sunday afternoon of each month commencing September 18 2015 (see exact dates below) 2016 Sept. 18; Oct.16; Nov.20 & Dec. 11 2017 Jan. 15; Feb. 5 & 19; Mar. 19; Apr. 9 & 23 and May 7 *** Apple Blossom Ball -- May 13, 2017 We meet at The Marsh Street Centre, 187 Marsh Street, Clarksburg, On from 1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $6.00 per person (Please note slight increase in fee, exact change would be appreciated when possible) *** 2013-2014 was the start of the ECD series and we want to continue to build the dance community. We will be entering our 4th season of dancing. English country dance is a wonderful and social way to enjoy the company of others and the delightful period music. Each workshop will feature 1 or 2 new dances, revisions, etiquette, procedures and updates. *** No experience is necessary………no partner necessary. *** There will be a short intermission for refreshments and announcements, (water and cookies) *** Flat shoes and lightweight clothing are suggested. Ladies are encouraged to wear skirts. *** For more information on workshops email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Dance in the Park, Aug. 21/16: See Announcement page for details.
Apple Blossom Ball 2016
Apple Blossom Ball 2015
First Apple Blossom Ball -2014
Lorraine Sutton is well known as a dance enthusiast and teacher, http://www.countrycaller.com. Recently she introduced a number of people in the area to the joys of English Country dancing. The event was so well received that a Society was formed to enjoy this special form of dance. Society members come from Bruce/ Grey and Simcoe Counties to dance in Clarksburg. Eventually we hope to expand and include other venues for our dances and this and other facts were taken into consideration when naming the Society. A unique name in keeping with locale, tradition, dress and imagination was needed. Thus, we chose the name Lord Grey as founder of our Society.
English Country Dance is a form of folk dance which originated in England in the 17th century but also contains elements of the European court dances of that period. This European inﬂuence adds charm and elegance as the dancers move in time to the hauntingly beautiful melodies.
For fun and social interaction
Low impact form of exercise * Improves concentration
Serotonin in brain increases
Slows mental illness
Reduces Stress and improves feeling of well-being
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Thanks to all who participated in our 3rd annual Apple Blossom Ball Weekend. Again, it was a magical event. The date for our 4th Apple Blossom Ball is now set for Saturday May 13, 2017. Enjoy your summer and we hope to see you all in the Fall.
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