February 2018

from the February 2018 English Country Dance


Also!

Interesting Denver Post article:

Dancing with a little do si do may help fend off aging in the brain, Colorado State University researcher finds

Publik House Dance, Ft. Collins

“The CSU research team found that dance training in contra or English country dancing — think square dancing, but in lines — seems to have a positive effect on the fornix, a white-matter tract in the middle of the brain that is basically the brain’s wiring. The fornix connects the hippocampus to other areas of the brain and seems to play an important role in memory, researchers say.”


from the Semplice Concert/Dance, May 2015




Thanks!

To all of you who attended the English Country Dance during the past year.  We’re taking a break for the Summer, but will be back in the Fall.  A Fall schedule will be posted in early August.

8:00 - 11:00 p.m. — Adults $10, Teens/Students, $6, Family rate, $25.

English Country Dance was the world’s longest-running dance craze.  They were immensely popular from 1630 to 1830, as seen in Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility (the Jane Austen novels, and the movies based on them).  All are invited – no partner or previous experience needed.  There is no lesson, and figures are taught as needed.  Easier dances at the beginning of the evening lead up to more elegant and graceful dances by the end of the evening. 



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Colorado Springs:

Mondays through June 25th, 6:45 - 9:00 pm, $6
No dance on May 28th, Memorial Day

All dances held at the International Dance Club 2422 Busch Ave, 80904 (go past the building, turn right on Race, then right again into the back downstairs parking lot. The dance is in the upstairs ballroom.)

For more information, email Brenda.

Dancers at our September 2012 dance