La Grande English Country Dance Class and Ball: 2019

English Country Dance Class (Intensive)

Wednesday evenings from January 9 until March 20, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Starting this January, Art Center East and Traditional-Live! will once again offer an opportunity to learn this anachronistic but surprisingly contemporary art form.  Originating in traditional village dances of Elizabethan...

Class Resources

    Common English Country Dance Terms (PDF)     Common English Country Dance Figures (PDF)

Class Registration

Fee: $35 ($25 for ACE or Trad-Live! members) includes all class sessions and the ball.
Register at (Art Center East, 541-264-2800,

La Grande English Country Ball

Saturday, March 23, 2019
George Penk and Heather Pinney of Portland will be the featured performers at next March's English Country ball in La Grande.  This is an all-to-rare chance to dance to the music...

Times & Locations

Our Lady of the Valley Parish Hall
1002 L Avenue, La Grande, Oregon
Ball entrance at corner of 5th Street and K Avenue
Saturday, March 23
Dance Review Session 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (doors open at 12:45 pm)
La Grande English Country Ball 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Sunday, March 24
Post-ball Gathering (light snacks) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lewis Residence, 62139 Fruitdale Lane, La Grande, OR

Ball Program

(in alphabetical order)
All dance instructions available to registered ball participants.
Bluebonnets; 2005; Joseph Pimentel; link to video
The Borrowdale Exchange; 1975; Derek Haynes; link to video
Christina; 1992; Naomi Alexander; link to video
The Eastbourne Rover; 2015; Kevin Prigmore; link to video
The Farmer's Joy; 2012; Joseph Pimentel; link to video
Fop's Fancy; 1714; pub. Walsh, interpreted by Andrew Shaw; link to video
General Grooviness of the Universe; 2010; Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett; link to video or video
Honeysuckle Cottage; 2003; Gary Roodman; link to video
The Hop Ground; 1794; pub. Preston, interpreted by Albert Simons; link to video
Ligne Ondulée; 2012; Mark Lewis
Rain on the Roof; 2009; Chris Sackett; link to video   *Optional Bonus Dance
Sion House; 1686; pub. Playford, interpreted by Cecil Sharp; link to video
We'll Bed and We'll Weed; 2009; Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett; link to video

Contact Us

Phone: 541-962-9355
Text: 541-805-1308

La Grande English Country Class and Ball Co-sponsored by Traditional-Live! and Art Center East.