London, Ontario, Canada

True North Music and Dance sponsors dances featuring English and North American country dances.
The dances are all taught by
experienced leaders.

True North Music and Dance is an associate member of the
Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS)
an organization which helps to preserve traditional English and American folk music, dance and song.

The 2013-2014 Country Dances

Our regular dances are held on
Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Christ Anglican Church
138 Wellington Street (at Hill), London, Ontario

September 22, 2013
November 3, 2013
December 8, 2013
January 12, 2014
March 2, 2014

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Who are we? - We are a community dance group who have fun, and enjoy English and North American country dancing. We welcome others to join us.

What is country dancing? - English country dancing is a popular dance form today, both in the U.K. and in North America, although its roots are in 17th and 18th Century England. Some of the dances are energetic, simple dances from the countryside, while others are more elegant dances from a stately court setting. Some were danced several hundred years ago, while others are contemporary compositions, based on original styles and figures. The dances are social in nature, and can be danced in longways sets, circles, trios or squares. You do not need to bring a dance partner with you, as you will be changing partners frequently during the evening. There is a lot of interaction during the dances, so it is a great way to meet and dance with others in a friendly environment. For information visit Alan Winston's page "What is English Country Dancing".

How do I get started? - Newcomers can start dancing right away - all you need to know is how to walk in time to music, and tell left from right! You will find the more experienced dancers are very willing to help newcomers feel comfortable, and guide them through the patterns. All dances are taught and prompted by experienced callers. More experienced dancers will enjoy the details of style and progressing to more complex patterns.

What should I wear? - Comfortable loose fitting clothing that you can "move in" is best. Shoes should be comfortable with low heels. (Please no stiletto heels!) As you get more experienced, you may want to buy special soft leather dance shoes.

For more information contact:
Tom Siess - or call (519) 690-0083
Sheila Scott - or call (519) 439-3622

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