CCECD Videos

Watch some of our CCECD videos for examples of English country dancing as danced in Culver City.

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Key to the Cellar

A triple minor longways English country dance called Key to the Cellar, written by Jenny Beer (2004). James Hutson is calling, with music by The English Roses. This dance is on the program of the Playford-to-the-Present Ball, October 3, 2015, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Pasadena, CA. Filmed at the Culver City English Country Dance, August 9, 2015.

 

Our Cheers

The English country dance Our Cheers, a “USA” dance: up-a-double, siding, and arming. Barb Stewart calling, with music by Interfolk.
Filmed at the Culver City English Country Dance, August 23, 2015.

 

Joy After Sorrow

Once through an English country dance called Joy After Sorrow. James Hutson is calling, with music by The English Roses. This dance is on the program of the Playford-to-the-Present Ball, October 3, 2015, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Pasadena, CA. Filmed at the Culver City English Country Dance, August 9, 2015.

 
Lull Me Beyond Thee

Michel Coclet took videos of the For Those Who Know dance at the 16th Annual Playford-to-the-Present ball on October 1, 2016: “Lull Me Beyond Thee.”

 

Gambols

Gambols is a complex 4-couple set dance by Jenna Simpson (2017). This was the For Those Who Know (FTWK) dance on the program at the 17th Annual Playford-to-the-Present Ball, which was on October 7, 2017. Danced by Patricia Keating and Bruce Hayes, Annie Laskey and James Hutson, Renée Camus and Alex Bradley, and Elyse Ashton and Robert Rickun. The tune is “Shepherd and Shepherdess,” performed by Boldwood, from the CD “Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now.” This was filmed three weeks after the ball, on November 12, 2017, from two different angles.