| "What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished societies."
"Certainly, sir; and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world. Every savage can dance."
|Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813.|
Whether you consider yourself a savage or from polished society, English country dancing welcomes you! CDS Boston Centre offers many different regular series and special events - you're sure to find something to love, whether you're an experienced dancer or have just seen Pride & Prejudice and want to learn how to dance as well as Darcy and Elizabeth!
Harvard Square Friday Beginners' Series
This series is aimed at attacting new dancers to English dancing. The dance is held in Harvard Square on 2nd and 4th Fridays, September through June.
Bare Necessities and Friends' Wednesday Evenings
The Wednesday series dances in Arlington Heights are for all dancers, from new to experienced, and feature something for everyone, September through June.
Summer 2016 Wednesday Dance Parties and Ice Cream Socials
CDS Boston Centre is once again hosting english country dance parties this summer from July 6 through to (newly extended!) August 24, 2016. This year we will be back dancing in First Unitarian Society of Newton, in a beautiful spacious church hall with a lovely wood dance floor and air conditioning. Dances in July and August, in air conditioning, with ice cream during the break!
Experienced English Dance Series
Experienced dancers are invited to join us on First Fridays in Brookline or First Saturdays in West Newton for an evening of challenging dances, or familiar dances done with less (or no) teaching. Most dances are taught, but dancers are expected to be familiar with the common figures such as siding, heys, figure-of-eight, etc. October through May. New for 2015-16: All dances will start at 7:30pm, whether a Friday or Saturday evening.
Special Events CDS Boston Centre offers many special dances throughout the year, in addition to the regular series described on this page, such as the Fall Favorites dance party in September, the Gala Holiday Party on the first Saturday of the New Year, a mid-winter dance celebration featuring a special guest caller, the English-Scottish dance party in early February, the Boston Playford Ball on the Saturday after the first Friday in March, and more.
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