KC English Dance Schedule
Dances will be chosen based on how well they would allow additional distancing and I am swapping all "with hands" moves for "no hands" moves to eliminate touching. Bring water, especially during summer!
The Country Dance and Song Society has a list of online events that people have posted, some of which are zoom versions of English Country Dance: https://www.cdss.org/community/covid19/online-events
Other Online Stuff:
Webinar on Tuesday Nights at 8PM with English dance callers around the US: Facebook event series link and info
Let me know if I missed anything that sounds like it should be on our radar!
Immanuel Lutheran (Primary location)
1700 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
*Entrance on N side of church (at the back),
parking on W side or on any of the residential streets
Loose Park (COVID location)
5110 Wornall Rd, KCMO
Not summer: The lawn between the shelter and the rose garden.
In summer heat: The grove just south of the rose garden parking lot
Dancing in the Park, Covid-Style:
*Admission is free, unless you'd like to give any musicians who appear a contribution in thanks for their music
*Attire is whatever is comfortable in the given weather.
*Guests are always welcome. I am not constructing elaborate lesson plans these days, though, as attendance is wildly variable, so we will dance something and it will either work or it won't.
*Rain: We're meeting outdoors. Sometimes there is rain. If there is rain, we will meet at the shelter and chat. If we have a small enough group, there are open entryways on either side of the tables at the shelter that work for very small groups (which tends to happen with rain)
For the formerly Normal Indoor Dances (which we will return to when Covid no longer rules our lives):
* Admission: to help pay for use of facility, live music, etc. Recommended donation amount: $5 for adults, free for children.
* Beginner basics overview: 1st 15 minutes: 6:30-6:45
* Attire: Our regular dances are casual to dressy (long sleeves and jeans are likely to make you overheat, but your choice). Wear comfortable shoes that fasten securely to the foot and won't cause blisters... and most girls don't last long in heels. Anything labeled a Ball will involve fancy dress. If there's a ball coming up, check my blog from October 2013 for ideas on something fancy in Regency style.
* Bring snacks! because that much dancing makes everyone hungry/thirsty. At the Jane Austen Ball, snacks are provided, but the normal, indoor dances are totally potluck.
* Guests are ALWAYS welcome! Encourage friends attending for the first time to show up promptly at 6:30 so that we can go over the basics with them, because it'll be harder to catch on if they skip the beginning portions of the evening's lesson plan.
* Babysitter: We do have a babysitter that lives nearby who is willing to watch the kids in the nursery down the hall, but her attendance must be requested at least a week ahead of time and any parents who use her will split the cost of her services.