12195787_1174836565864625_5268791835891922817_n9550_434511733301654_1634534816_n-727x311

English Country Dancing is the more stately ancestor of contra dancing. It dates all the way back to the 17th century and continues today with new dances being written using dance figures Henry VIII would have been familiar with! Remember Keira Knightly in “Pride and Prejudice?” That’s the flavor: playful, energetic dances and more elegant, leisurely ones, too.