Take part in what may be the world’s longest running dance craze; 300+ years and counting. English Country Dance will satisfy your wish for an artistic outlet, pleasurable exercise, mental stimulation and a warm social community.
Join us on Thursday afternoons 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center for friendly social English Country Dance (ECD).
The dance is free and open to the public. People of any age may join us for dancing. English Country Dance basics are easily learned and new people are welcome any time. There’s minimal footwork: If you can walk you can dance! Wear loose, comfortable clothes, and flat shoes that won’t skid or stick on a wood floor. You don’t need to bring a partner.
Our repertoire includes dances popular in 1650 all the way up to dances written this year*. Stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more. All dances are taught and called by Robert Campbell phone: 360-474-7588.
You can see some examples of English Country Dance below.
From Jan. 26, 2017
View more videos of our Thursday dances here.
*See our Modern English Country Dance video links list. Dances from Pat Shaw (c. 1959) to 2017. Our growing list now has links to videos of over 440 different MECD dances. (as of 2/18/17)
See our Special Seattle Ball page. Videos examples and/or notes of the dances that will be done this year.