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Anglo, Irish, and Scottish Dances
Day of Week:
Type of Groups Shown:
All Types (Grouped by Type)
World Dance (other)
American Folk Dances (Contra, squares)
Germanic Dances
Anglo, Irish, and Scottish Dances
Other European Dances
Ballroom Dances
Participatory Music Jams
Central Illinois English Country Dancers
Saturdays and Sundays (call for dates)
Dances taught by local leaders; the music is by the Flatland Consort at Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St. Urbana, IL
Visit or call (217) 359-8225.
Childgrove English Country Dancers
1st Monday & 3rd Friday
Childgrove English Country Dancers:
HOLIDAY BALL, December 16, 2016
Presidents' Ball Friday February 19, 2016
Mondays March 7 and April 4
Fridays March 18 and April 22, 2016

Lovely modern and historical English Country Dances (think Jane Austen). The first half of the "Plain and Fancy" dances, with recorded music, have simpler dances from 7-8:30pm, and more complex ones from 8:30-9:30pm. The Third Friday English Dance and the Presidents' Ball, 7:30-10:000pm, feature live music. These dances are at the Monday Club, 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO. First Monday dance $5-10 sliding scale, Third Friday English Dance $7, Presidents' Ball $10. No partner required, all ages and levels of dance experience welcome. For more information, see or email

For the good are always the merry,
Save by an evil chance,
And the merry love the fiddle
And the merry love to dance. ~ William Butler Yeats
For more information, see or email
Crystal Dance Troupe Medieval & Renaissance Dancing
2nd & 4th Wednesday 7 to 9 pm
On the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7 to 9 pm, the Crystal Dance Troupe conducts 'casual practices' of Medieval, Renaissance, and English Country Dances to recorded music at United Presbyterian Church, 2550 Rock Hill Rd, Wood River, IL 62095. Occasional practices also at United Church of Christ in Marine,IL.

Contact: Alice Buzzard 618-462-7765,

New members are welcome at any time. Check out this 1994 descriptive article and this
Article about the Crystal Ball from November 1997.
Please call Alice at 618-462-7765 to confirm.
Highland Mist Scottish Country Dancers
Second and Third Saturdays
Traditional dances of Scotland: jigs, reels, and strathspeys. All steps and dances are taught; beginners are welcome. Come with or without a partner. Comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes are suggested. Class is 1:00 to 3:00PM at the Bloom Fitness Studio in Cottlesville, MO. Cost is $6.
Visit or call (636) 978-2181 or email or
Mayer School of Irish Dance
Regular classes in Irish step dancing and Ceili dancing for children ages 4 to 18 are held on Saturdays at Arts In Motion Studio, 9009 Manchester Road. in Brentwood, MO.
This school of championship irish step-dancers perform at various locations in the St. Louis area throughout the year.
Instructor: Paul Mayer, T.C.R.G.
Visit for more information
Medieval Dancing: Barony of Three Rivers
Meets at Olivette Community Center at 9723 Grandview Dr, Olivette MO 63132. Dancers can dance from 6 pm until the business meeting for the SCA at 7 PM. Then resume dancing after 7:30. Occasional live music. Dances always taught prior to dancing. No partner required
Visit or email or call 314-849-3891
Saint Louis English Country Dancers
Second Fridays, Fourth Mondays
English Country Dancing from the 1600s and 1700s to live music of The Original Speckled Band on Mondays at Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd (just south of Manchester) in Maplewood or on Fridays at Brentwood Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 S. Brentwood, at the corner of Brentwood and Eulalie (across from Walgreens).

SPECIAL EVENT on Sat, April 30th: Playford Ball (Fancy dress, YOUR definition), First Congregational UCC, 6501 Wydown Blvd.

Regular dances:
Fri., Oct. 14th - Brentwood UCC
Mon., Oct. 24th - Focal Point - Hallowe'en Hat Dance
Friday, Nov. 11 - Brentwood UCC
Monday, Nov. 28 - Focal Point
Friday, Dec. 9 - 1st Congregational UCC (6501 Wydown) - Holiday Dance
Monday, Dec. 26 - no dance
Special event:
Saturday, Jan. 7 - Old Christmas Grand Dance, Focal Point, Fancy Dress
(your definition), $18 (students $10).
All dances are taught. Workshop 7:00 p.m., dancing 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $8.00 (students $5.00).
To find out more, visit, Phone: Paul Stamler, 314-664-9207, e-mail
Shape Note Singing in Columbia, MO
Second & Fourth Tuesdays
Experienced singers and beginners are welcome! Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Rd. at Manor Dr. at 7:30 pm.
For information call Wendy Hofmann at (573) 446-1075.
St. Louis African Chorus
Tuesdays and Thursdays, By appointment only
Song, dance and drumming from authentic African traditions. For adults and children. Call to audition or to receive a newsletter.
Ablawa Reine conducts After-School Cultural Exchange dance workshops and French language immersion programs at the Marian Middle School and the St Louis Language Immersion Schools.
For information call 314-652-6800 or visit
St. Louis Irish Arts
Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Regular classes in Irish music, song and dance for children and adults
are held each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Immaculate Conception School 2934 Marshall in Maplewood, Missouri.
Read our article from Nov 1996 about this group.
Visit or Call Helen Gannon at 314-849-1662 for more information.
St. Louis Irish Set Dancers
3rd Mondays
TRY SOMETHING NEW! Irish Set Dancing at Focal Point, 2720 Sutton in Maplewood.
No partner or experience required and all dances will be taught clearly and easily. Only $4.

Irish set dancing is an energetic, fun style. Four couples align in a square formation and do a series of moves as directed. Many of these moves will be familiar to dancers who have done contra and/or square dance. The music will be energetic jigs, reels, or hornpipes. This will be part of a monthly series of Irish Set Dancing lessons. No need to sign up for the series, come any night you can. Set dances taught by Erin Goss, ceili dances by Deborah Hyland
Contact: Deborah Hyland (314) 776-2763
The Capering Roisters Morris Dancing
Morris team practices and performs Morris dances--Old English ritual dances from
the Cotswold hills. The few references in written history indicate these
high-energy dances were performed at the change of seasons and at other
community events. Anyone interested in dancing or playing music is invited to attend one of the weekly practices.
Pictures from Midsummer 2002
See the article from March 1997
Call John Long at 314-647-1804 for information.