English Country Dancing for Fun and Fitness

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English country dancing was popular in England,
Europe and the colonies from the 1600?s to the early
1800?s. It is one of the primary dance forms from which
American contra and square dance are descended.
Jonathan Sivier leads these fun, social and low-impact
dances which provide good exercise for the mind as
well as the body. Examples can be seen in the various
movie adaptations of Jane Austen?s books. In addition
we may include dances from the American Colonial,
Revolutionary and Civil War eras, as well as modern
compositions. Wear comfortable clothes and bring
a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street
shoes. No class on July 4.

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