Indy English Country Dancing
When and Where
8/8/2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Garfield Park Arts Center
9/7/2019 7 PM - 10 PM Greenwood Moose, 813 Smith Valley Rd; Admission $10 for this event
9/12/2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Garfield Park Arts Center
10/10/2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Garfield Park Arts Center
Additional Second Thursdays at Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis
Musicians: Entwyned duo with Twy Bethard and John Paolillo, are the regular band at the Garfield Park Arts Center events
Ken Gall at the microphone
Garfield Park Arts Center is located at 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana USA (inside Garfield Park).
Local callers are Alice Smith-Goeke and Ken Gall. Guest callers are scheduled sometimes.
Garfield Park Arts Center event Admission cost is $1 per person with a $5 family cap, payable at the front desk.
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.