Culver City English Country Dance offers twice-monthly social dances that celebrate community and the living tradition of the English countryside. We dance group social dances from the 1650s to the present, including traditional Playford and Cecil Sharp dances as well as modern dances from new composers like Colin Hume and Fried de Metz Herman. From time to time we sponsor formal balls and special events (like our Playford-to-the-Present English Country Dance Ball in October), but period attire is not required.
Our Vision Statement:
Culver City English County Dance strives to be a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive dance community sharing fellowship through social English Country Dance.
Our Mission Statement:
Culver City English Country Dance is a social dance encompassing the spectrum of ECD from the 17th Century to the present. Welcoming to youth and adults of all experience levels, we promote community and encourage good dancing through friendly dancers, live music, and a pleasant and informal atmosphere.
Culver City English Country Dances happen every Second and Fourth Sundays, 4 to 7 p.m., at Lindberg Park Stone House (5041 Rhoda Way) in Culver City. No partner or experience necessary; dress is casual (and the hall can get warm in summer), but please bring clean, low-heeled, soft-soled shoes to change into.
Come join our vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive dance community and share fellowship through social English country dances.
We’re a proud member of the California Dance Co-Operative.
Here’s an example of a Culver City English country dance. This is a triple minor longways English country dance called Key to the Cellar, written by Jenny Beer in 2004. James Hutson is calling, with live music by The English Roses (Mary Ann Sereth, violin; Walter Sereth, guitar; Keiko Cadby, violin).
Take a look around!
Read more about English Country Dancing, its definition and history, and watch some of our favorite ECD clips from movies.
See videos of English country dances taken at our CCECD dance.