The Round - CU English Country Dance Club


Cambridge University English Country Dance Club

English Country Dancing offers a wide variety of dances, from lively and energetic to smooth and graceful, set to wonderful tunes from a wide range of composers from Trad through Purcell and Handel and Mozart to many modern composers writing specifically for dancing. Some dances are easy, others are more of a challenge, but they are all taught and called, so you don’t need to have any previous experience of the form. We also dance some American contras and squares. All are welcome to join us; you don’t need to come with a partner, and we usually change partners for each dance anyway. Note that this is social dancing, quite different from display styles such as Morris.

There’s an enthusiastic report on our club in Varsity!

The Weekly Round normally meets every Thursday in Full Term, 8.00–10.00 p.m., in the Wesley Church Hall, King Street.

The last weekly meeting of the Lent Term will be the Round party on Thursday, 14th March, with live music from our regular band. It’s your opportunity to ask for dances that you’d like to do again, but we need notice of your requests in advance. Go to this Google spreadsheet to suggest dances that you’d like to do or to volunteer to call some of the dances. This term’s dances are all listed on the dance history page.

See the Diary page for details of other events, including the Playford Ball on 15th June.

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