The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the fourth in its series of English Country Dances with the theme “Dance Around Monadnock.”
On Sunday, April 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, the dance will be held at the Town Hall in Dublin, NH, with Mary Jones teaching dances that will appeal to all, from novice to experienced dancers. Lovely music will be provided by the band Peregrine Road.
English Country Dance is a form of social dance that harkens back to the days of Jane Austen and “Pride and Prejudice”, but its roots extend further back in time. Its traditions and innovations continue right up to the present.
Peregrine Road features two seasoned and versatile musicians who are quickly becoming known together as a creative duo capable of an incredible range of styles. Karen Axelrod and Rachel Bell share a passion for crafting tunes and arrangements that are eminently danceable, with just the right mix of exquisite beauty and raw energy.
Hauntingly beautiful tunes, elegant yet simple steps, friendly people and beautiful surroundings combine to make an English Country Dance a pleasant and energizing experience. No special clothing is required, but comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended.
Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $10. For more information call (603) 876-4211 or visit http://www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.