Old Dominion Dancers
Danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Thorp to music performed by Hoggetowne Fancy. A dance by Dan Blim, 2014, to 'The Carpathian Tune'
Mile of Smiles, an English Country dance by Joseph Pimentel. Danced at the Stockade Assembly, May 18, 2014. Caller: Dorothy Cummings
Miss de Jersey s Memorial , a dance by Pat Shaw danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Thorp to music performed by Hoggetowne Fancy.
2012 Jane Austen Ball held in Pittsford, NY (suburb of Rochester).
Atlanta Dance Weekend
Members of the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers practice the dance Monticello (Louis Vosteen, 2004) in preparation for the 2015 George Washington Ball in Williamsburg, VA. The tune is Jefferson and Liberty, here recorded by the Legacy Trio on New Dances from the Old Dominion.
Germantown Country Dancers presents this dance to its participants in preparation for the upcoming Predominantly Playford Ball that will happen in December 2016
The Meryton Assembly Dancers perform Mr. Beveridge's Maggot with Cordancia Chamber Orchestra on April 19, 2015 at Cutler Union in Rochester, NY.
A performance by the Meryton Assembly Dancers at the Rochester Fringe Festival. Musical accompaniment by the Cordancia Chamber Orchestra. Published in Playford in 1695.
This is part of a Spring 2017 dance rehearsal of the Meryton Assembly Dancers led by Dance Mistress Lisa Brown of Regency Rentals, Rochester New York. This dance group gives tribute to novelist Jane Austen. And encourages people to have fun and try English Country Dancing.
Mulberry Garden being danced at Set fro Spring 2012 in Austin, Texas. The dance was taught and prompted by Scott Higgs to music by Foxfire - Daron Douglas on fiddle, Karen Axelrod on keyboard, and members of the Rolling Scones - Martha Edwards on fiddle, and Kendall Rogers on accordion.
The Newcastle Country Dancers perform their namesake dance at the Northern California Renaissance Faire, 2010. For more information about English country dancing, see www.englishcountrydancing.net.
Country Dancers of Westchester danced Newcastle without prompting at their 2011 Celebration of Spring Ball. The dance, reconstructed by Cecil Sharp from Playford's Dancing Master, has the classic Playford format of leading, siding, and arming, each followed by a unique chorus.
Presented by members of Germantown Country Dancers in preparation for those attending their annual English Dancing event in December 2018.
Old Wife Behind the Fire. Neal (1726). The Seattle English Country Ball, February 23, 2019, at the Congregational Church on Mercer Island. Dance Master: Joanna Reiner Wilkinson. The music: “Old Wife Behind the Fire” (Neal, 1726). The Musicians: “MI-5” are Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg and Julie King.
Old Dominion Dance
A demonstration set of "Prince William", a popular English country-dance from about 1721, published by Playford and danced to this day. Music on button-accordion, flageolet and violin.
Prince William of Glouster's Waltz' (1801) danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Diane DePuydt to music performed by Hoggetowne Fancy.
The Punch-Bowl, Playford 1701. Caller: Joanna Reiner
The Pursuit, an English Country dance danced at the Stockade Assembly May 15, 2016 in the Shaker Meeting House, Albany, New York. Dance Mistress: Adina Gordon Music by: A Trip to Norwich (Carol Compton, Thal Aylward, Rachel Clark)
CHEFMO Christmas Ball, St. Louis, MO. 8 Dec 2012
Danced at Mayfair Ball 2013 by Florida English Country Dancers on May 11th, 2013. Called by Catie Geist with live music by Full Circle.
The Duke of Wellington's Dancers dancing 'The Salamanca Castanets' in the music room at Townhill Park House on 3rd July 2016. Arranged for a 3-couple set. Published in Button and Whittaker's Collection of Country Dances for the Year 1813. Music performed by The Fortuna Trio. Note the influence of Spanish country dance moves from contacts during the Peninsula War (1807–1814).
Sapphire Sea by Christine Robb is, in the words of one prominent ECD caller, "my favorite new dance." And why not? It is utterly accessible, with good flow, set to a tune with good energy by Emily Troll and Amelia Mason, and with lots of opportunities for partner and neighbor interaction, which the dancers at the 2016 Boston Ball mined with superb results.
Sellingers round, England, from the English Dancingmaster by John Playford, The Joy of Dance through the Ages, www.dancilla.com
Sir Watkin s Jigg, Johnson 1750
Danced at Pinewoods Camp during Country Dance and Song Society s English Week 2018.
Danced at Mayfair Ball 2013 by Florida English Country Dancers on May 11th, 2013. Called by John Rogers with live music by Full Circle.
Performed by the Old Dominion Dance Performers.
Sprigs of Laurel from 1794. At the Jane Austen Ball, September 21, 2013 in Ridgewood, NJ.
English Country Dance Fandango Weekend - Joseph Pimentel with Goldcrest
'Sun Assembly' (Thompson, 1757) danced by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy on December 1, 2014.
Called by Annette Merritt to music performed by Hoggetowne Fancy. Dance is by Fried deMetz Herman, 1995; the tune is Bonny Sweet Robin by Anthony Holborne, 1597. Danced unrehearsed by Gainesville, Florida, English country dancers on April 4th, 2022.
Germantown Country Dancers prep for Predominanly Playford Ball 2018
From Rich & Jennifer Mathews' wedding dance reception held on May 5, 2018 at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville, FL.
Barockfest Ludwigslust 2010
Melbourne's Well Hall English Country Dancers perform Upon A Summer's Day at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, Easter 2015
Vintage Dancers performing Well Hall, Audubon Pilgrimage 2010
Oakley Plantation St Francisville, LA
Members of the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers work on learning "When Laura Smiles," a dance by Orly Krasner, in preparation for the 2016 George Washington Ball. The recording heard here is by Bare Necessities, from their cd "By Request." This was filmed on October 24, 2015; Jenna Simpson was the caller.
Danced by Gainesville English country dancers on May 19th, 2014. Called by Randy Thorp with live music by Hoggetowne Fancy.
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