Time to Dance again!!!!
Harvest Festival Dance
Get ready to kick up your heels and have some fun!
Ever wanted to find out what the Virginia Reel is?
Well, this is your chance!
We will be learning to do some Square dances, Contra dances, Circle dances,
as well lots of other fun mixers and party dances.
NO dance experience is necessary.
If you can walk, you can do these dances. This evening
is all about the fun! So invite your friends, bring a
favorite sweet or savory snack to share with the group,
and come have some good old fashioned fun.
The majority of the dances will be geared toward the teen and tween crowd, but there will be a few sprinkled in that even the youngest or oldest dancer can enjoy.
Friday October 14 at 4:15;
dancing will be from 4:30-6:30.
Thorn Hill Learning Center Gym, 700 Leslie Ave, Frankfort KY
$5 per person with a $20 per family maximum
April Fool's Day Dance
We are missing all of our fun times with our dance friends this month. I hope this finds you well and able to find festive moments throughout the month as we move closer to celebrating Christmas.
Since we couldn't be together in body, we wanted to send out a letter to let you know you are in our thoughts this year as we celebrate separately.
A Simple Summer Ball
Step back in time to the Antebellum period when life was slower.
A time when fine gentlemen and lovely ladies would gather for an evening of light refreshments and social dance to while away a warm summer evening. In this tradition we will gather on the evening of
June 20, 2019 at the Hiram Masonic Lodge
(second floor, 308 Ann St. Downtown Frankfort, KY – Elevator available)
7:30 Social Time (Refreshments Served)
Exquisite Music provided
Capital City Country Dance Ensemble
Appropriate dress for the Antebellum period, 1850-1870, or equivalent costumery or fine apparel is welcome and most enthusiastically encouraged.
The Program will include:
Waltz Schottische Quadrille
Cotillion and Country Dances
Dances will be taught and practiced at our Adult dances the final Friday
of each month and twice in May.
Prepaid Registration, if received by June 6th: $10 per person, or $15 per couple.
At the Door: $15 per person, or $25 per couple
Special Invitation for youth age 13+: Student Fee $5 per person
Mail Registration Checks (Made out to CCHDM) to
George Fowler at 624 Blade Dr. Frankfort, KY 40601
For more information, contact any of the officers.
Wendy Howe (502)319-1483 or George Fowler (502)227-7543
Friday Community Dance
Join us on Friday nights for some fun as we learn enjoyable, lively dances that have been passed down for generations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and your children and teens are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend.
We will offer both Family Dances, which are open to all ages, and Adult/Teen Dances, which are for those who are 13 and above and will have an emphasis on learning the dances that will be on the roster for our upcoming Simple Summer Ball. Adults of any age are encouraged to join in on the Family Dances.
Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every
Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 14 & 21 are family and open to all,
Feb 28 is adult/teen,
March 6, 13, & 20 – family
March 27 – adult/teen *prefaced by a short annual business meeting that is open to all participants with children of any age.
April 3, 10, & 17 – family
April 24, May 8 & 22 - adult/teen
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or
Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Early registration due by January 31.
Unregistered Nightly Dance Fee: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10
Ae Prideful Ball, Without Prejudice
Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail, “There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance! They are waiting on the shingle – will you come and join the dance?”
– The Lobster Quadrille: Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
…YE GUDE RESIDENTES OF (and visitors to) AULD FRANKFORT-TOWNE-ON-YE-RIVER’O…
The Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians
…are almighty pleased to present…
♫ Ae Prideful Ball (Without Prejudice) ♫
(an’ that on the Occasion of the 242nd anniversary of Miss Jane Austen’s Birthday in December 1775) ♪ ♪ ♪
T’will happen, anon, on the evening of December 21, 2019 at ye Masonic Temple
which be inconspicuously located at 308 Ann Street, downtown Frankfort – Second Floor, elevator available
7:30: YE SOCIAL TYME (refreshments served)
8:00: YE DANCE ♪ ♪ ♪
Lively and Exquisite Musick will be provided by the famous & elegant
♫ Capital City Country Dance Ensemble ♫
Welcomed and Most Heartily Encouraged: Authentic Dress of the Regency Period, 1775 through 1825…
…& most other Fine, Fancy, Swell and Elegant Apparel and Costumery nae matter howe shockinge t’mae be
YE DANCE PROGRAM
The Waters of Holland
A Trip to Paris
-- Ae Festive Intermission and Refreshments will follow the Sixth Dance --
The Dressed Ship
The Queen’s Jig
Take a Dance
The Duke of Kent’s Waltz
A walk-through will precede each dance.
Ye Fair Bargains for Admission
♪ PREPAID reservations if received by December 1: $10 per person, or $15 per couple
(MAIL check, payable to CCHDM, to George Fowler, 624 Blade Drive, Frankfort KY 40601)
♪ AT THE DOOR: $15 per person, or $25 per couple
♪ SPECIAL-WELCOME Discount for YOUTHS age 13-18: $5 per person.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Howe (502/319-1483); George Fowler (502/227-7543);
FREE Practice Sessions
Please join us at Highland Christian Church in Frankfort KY for three practice sessions. We will be teaching and practicing the dances for this ball.
Saturday Nov 23 from 10-12
Saturday Dec 7 from 3-5
Sunday Dec 15 from 3-5
The more the merrier and this is a great time for anyone not familiar with these dances to come try them out. If you have no experience with English Country Dancing then these sessions are invaluable. You will learn all you need to know to be able to comfortably dance many if not all of the dances.
It's Time to Dance!
Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?
Then join us on Friday nights for some fun as we learn these enjoyable, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a relaxed, easy manner. No dance experience necessary. The initial half hour will have a heavier emphasis on teaching, but we encourage all dancers to participate. The final half hour will have a heavier emphasis on English Country dances. The middle hour will be a wonderful fun mix of lively and not so lively dances for all. If you can walk, you can do these dances.
Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium
(700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Sept. 6 – Nov. 8
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Early registration due by August 24 .
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10
Practices Have Been Scheduled!
I am excited to announce we have scheduled three free practices for our upcoming ball.
All will be held at the Highland Christian Church on the corner of Lyons and Versailles road.
Sunday May 19 at 3-5
Saturday June 8 at 10-12
Saturday June 15 at 10-12
I hope to see you there!
A Simple Summer Ball
It's almost time! Our summer ball is coming up in just over 2 months. Check out the attached flier for more information and registration instructions. We hope to be scheduling some practice session for late May or early June. Check back to see when those are scheduled.