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North County – Dancing Lesson

March 6, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST

Be a dancing queen or belle of the ball!

Come to our special English County Dance event:
Sunday, March 6th at 5:30 pm
Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club
16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Have you ever wanted to dance like Jane Austen? Would you like to be master of English Country Dancing before the 2017 AGM or maybe attend the San Diego Mayfair Ball?

The San Diego English Country Dancers (SDECD) will be hosting JASNA members for a 30 minute lecture on dance culture of Jane Austen’s time and some beginner steps. At 6pm, dancing will begin with SDECD and JASNA members featuring dances from the Regency period. There will be an intermission with refreshments around 7:30pm and dancing concludes at 9pm.

Our dancing will begin with easier dances and advancing to more complicated ones later in the evening. There will be recorded music as the dancing instructors fill that will be easier for us beginners so the fee has been lowered to $6 per person. Bring refreshments to share if you are able.

Please feel free to come in costume (regency or other period) if desired. Please invite family and friends to join in as well. The common practice is to trade partners for each dance, so you may come as a couple or an individual.
No special clothes or shoes needed (just wear low-heeled or flat shoes)

This English Country Dancing lesson will be great practice if you are planning to attend the May Faire Ball or AGM. You will be setting, casting, and haying like a regency lady or gentleman in no time!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Alton. Hope to see you there!

Dance lecturer and caller, Judith Schumacher sent us a short introduction.

I’m a Kindergarten teacher (close to 25 years now!) and I’ve been teaching ECD since about 2000. I run the Anaheim ECD and call in San Diego, too. I got to call dances on Ken McFarland’s Elizabeth Bennet’s P&P tour of England in 2009 — my favorite place was in Brockett Hall with the Pemberley Players where the 1995 Netherfield Ball was filmed. There’s a picture on the website: www.ocecd.sdecd.org. Ken also let me call in Kent and Derbyshire. It was a really meaningful time.

I taught Andrew Jackson how to dance for a History Channel show about six years ago. That was my three minutes of fame.

I just helped Concordia University stage dancing for their production of P&P.

Other than that I’m just your typical Jane Austen addict. I wish I could make a living teaching ECD so that I could retire this year.


March 6, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST
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Erin Alton


Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club
16955 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128 United States
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