English Country Dance
Ric Goldman

What is English country dancing?

English Country Dances range from elegant to rowdy and from easy to difficult, with a wide range of mood, meter, and music. The first publication of English Country Dances was by John Playford in 1651, and people are still writing new dances today. The modern style of English Country Dance focuses more on geography than on footwork, and you can enjoy it if you know right from left and can follow directions.