The Monadnock Folklore Society will present Sunday its last 2019 series of English country dances with the theme “Dance Around Monadnock.”
It will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the town hall in Nelson. Sue Rosen will be teaching dances that are appealing to all, from novice to experienced dancers.
English country dance is a form of social dance that harkens back to the days of Jane Austen and “Pride and Prejudice,” but its roots extend farther back in time. Its traditions and innovations continue right up to the present.
Music will be provided by the band Seven Times Salt. Band members are Karen Burciaga, fiddle; Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol; and Matthew Wright, lute. Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in the repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries.
No special clothing is required for anyone wishing to participate, but comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes are recommended.
Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $10. Information: call 876-4211 or visit http://www.monadnockfolk.org.