Indy English Country Dancing
When and Where
9/7/2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Calling by Alice Smith-Goeke
at Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis
10/5/2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Calling by Alice Smith-Goeke at Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis.
12/7/2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Calling by Alice Smith-Goeke at Burello Family Center in Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive, Indianapolis. No Admission Charge for this event.
Recorded music may be used,
Additional First Thursdays each month in 2024
Musicians: Entwyned duo with Twy Bethard and John Paolillo, were the regular band at the Garfield Park Arts Center events before the pandemic
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Burello Family Center is located at 2345 Pagoda Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana USA (inside Garfield Park).
Local caller is Alice Smith-Goeke. Guest callers are scheduled sometimes.
Admission cost is $1 per person with a $5 family cap, payable at the front desk (except for December dance).
Singles, Couples and Families welcomed. You don't need to bring a partner. All dances taught. No experience necessary. Costumes are admired, but not required. All event times are on Eastern (Indianapolis) Time.
English Country Dancing was the precursor of contra and square dancing and was popular in England and America in the 1600's, 1700's and early 1800's. If you've seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies (Pride and Prejudice, Emma) you've seen this form of dance. Civil War re-enactment dances also are English Country Dances. Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) events sometimes include English Country Dancing. It's similar enough to contra dance to be familiar, but different enough to be interesting.