NEW! English Dancing ~ Begins Sat, 9/23, 7pm

Pride and Prejudice

English dancing is a wonderful form of social dancing, originally created in the 17th century in the British Isles. You may have noticed English dancing in movies such as Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” or “Sense and Sensibility.”

As a social form of dance, there is lots of interaction between dancers so it’s a great way to share a fun and interesting activity with both new and old friends. The challenge in the dance is not the footwork, but in the intricate figures that dancers move through.

Most dances require simply walking, so physically, almost anyone can do it! Each dance has its own beautiful, unique tune, and is commonly played by instruments such as violin, piano and flute.

In this class, we will learn some simple, yet interesting and elegant English dances. Come join us for one, two, or all three Saturdays this fall for an hour of dancing. Dances are held September 23, October 21, and December 9 from 7-8pm in UCMH’s Union Hall.  Two new dances will be taught each week. 

No partner necessary. This class is designed for beginners. Wear comfortable, soft-soled shoes, preferably not slip-on style. All are welcome!

Led by Ginny Briggs. Suggest donation of $5 per event. For further information or to register, please contact the church office at 978.562.9180 or email at

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