A little over a week ago I was privileged to attend and help call an English Country Dance ball. (I've been to *several* ECD balls, but this was my first time doing a larger part of the calling.)
Nearly two years ago my sister and I discovered ECD...it was an instant addiction. ♥
It is so very inspiring to watch so many home schoolers/grads around the country keeping this lovely form of historical dance alive! I'm curious - how many of my readers ECD?
~ Here are a few videos from the Regency ball ~
~*~ Spanish Waltz ~*~
Yep folks, thats me calling the dance! - the *short* gal in
the red Regency gown. ;)
- my sister Anna is the *short* gal in the olive green gown.
~*~ Waltzing to Iowa - demo group ~*~
My friend Debbie taught this gorgeous waltz. Sorry about the poor quality of the video. The chandeliers and our camera refused to cooperate. :-/
(...and yes, I (in the red) become just a tad bit confused in the middle of the dance. ) :P
~*~ Another view of the same dance ~*~
~*~ Ships Cook ~*~
A silly vid of Anna and I practicing Ships Cook (from the 2008 Emma movie) before teaching the dance. Again, I'm in the red, Anna's in the green.
~*~ The Irish WasherWoman ~*~
(Anna is calling this one)
~*~ Posties Jig ~*~
This was the next day ( same group,) at our friends house. THIS time I'm in the brown shrug and pink/brown flowered skirt. Anna is in the purple shirt and white skirt.
There you have it! Just a tiny taste of our ECD ventures. Hope you enjoyed. :D