English Country is a traditional form of dance dating back to the 1400s. Though it’s popularity ebbed and flowed over the centuries, today it is thriving in small towns and big cities all over the US, Canada, England and on the Continent.

English Country Dance (ECD) is at once graceful, elegant and playful.

At The Center, soon to be located at 540 Belvedere Blvd in the heart of Charlottesville, we dance English Country every Sunday from 2-4. English Country Dance is, at its heart, social: you’re not just interacting with your partner, but with everyone in the room. Our dances are therefore open to all ages with no experience or partner needed. We do ask that children under the age of 13 be accompanied by an adult. We teach and call every dance.