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Experience the historic dance of 16th-19th century England — a tradition that remains popular to this day! Classes and events feature live music in a non-smoking location with a large wooden floor, climate control and ample on-street parking.

Regular dancing is held every Thursday night at 8:00 pm. Beginners are always welcome, and no partner is necessary.

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English Country: Easy to Learn, Fun to Dance!

Unlike most historic dances, the primary goal of English Country Dancing has always been to have fun. A simple walking or skipping step will get you through most of the dances. Much of the time you don’t even need to know your right foot from your left!

No matter how complicated a dance may be, you won’t have to remember it yourself. Every dance is led by a caller who will let you know what comes next.

Like many English Country Dance groups, we follow the period custom of changing partners frequently between dances. So even if you attend by yourself, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to dance throughout the evening. Many of the dances also make intricate patterns that are enjoyable to watch.

Learn more about the history of English Country Dance Here.

Weekly Dancing

Regular classes with live music are held every Thursday from 8 to 10 pm. Beginners are always welcome and no partner is necessary.

Admission is $5. First-time visitors attend free!

Light refreshments are sometimes served at the break when provided by volunteers.

What to Wear

We encourage you to dress casually in comfortable clothes that allow good freedom of movement. Please wear soft-soled shoes that won’t mark or scratch the wooden floor.

And while some of us like to dress up in historic costumes for special dances, that’s completely optional.

 

Enjoy Live Music Every Week!

Jane Austen didn’t dance to recorded music, and we don’t believe you should have to either. We’re fortunate to have several groups of dedicated musicians who provide live music at our regular classes. Be sure to thank them when you attend!

Touring musicians and dance callers from across the U.S. and Canada also make occasional stops in Cincinnati on one of our weekly dance nights. We charge a little extra on these special evenings, but we also dance later so we can enjoy these talented players as long as possible! Watch the Events page, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our newsletter (below) to stay up-to-date on when they’ll be dropping by.

Where We Dance

Church of Ascension & Holy Trinity
344 Burns Avenue
Wyoming, OH 45215

Weekly dances and most special events are held in the community room to the right of the church. Look for the red double doors.

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