Friday, June 12, 2015

Meryton Assembly Dancers Dance

"Come, Darcy", said he, "I must have you dance"

Mr. Darcy refused to dance at the Meryton Assembly, but the Meryton Assembly Dancers can't stop dancing. As we reported earlier the Meryton Assembly Dancers recently had the opportunity to dance with the Cordancia Chamber Orchestra at the Cordancia Dances concert. 

Rarely do we have the chance to dance to a full orchestra and this occasion was glorious. The music was superb and the dancing elegant and graceful. But you can judge for yourself since there is video available.

Here the Meryton Assembly Dancers perform The Duke of Kent Waltz (1801).

And here we dance Mr. Beveridge's Maggot (originally published in Playford's 1695, well before Jane's time, but forever linked to Pride and Prejudice by the BBC production).

Or view the entire performance, including the procession done to Mr. Isaac's Maggot.

If you like what you see, please consider joining the Country Dancers of Rochester at their regular Sunday evening English Country Dance gatherings.

When: First four Sundays of each month, 6:30 - 9:30 with a break for delicious refreshments
Where: First Baptist Church, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester NY 14618
Dress: Comfortable everyday clothes

Just can't resist adding one more video from one of their Jane Austen Balls. 2016 will mark the tenth anniversary of this event. Join in on Sundays and dance like Jane Austen.

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