Allison-Antrim Museum Offers 18th Century Dance

Allison-Antrim Museum Offers 18th Century Dance

A new experience at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA 17225 is scheduled in the German Bank Barn, 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA 17225 on Saturday afternoon, January 18, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. English Country Dancing will be instructed by Melanie Desmond, 18th century, living-history interpreter, friend, and volunteer at Allison-Antrim Museum.

English Country Dancing includes dances with which the William Allison family at Ebbert Spring and their friends may have been familiar. These social dances began during the Reign of Elizabeth I, and were enjoyed by “all” social classes. They reached the height of popularity during the late 18th C. (think of the “assemblies” mentioned in Jane Austen). The dances later developed into Irish and Scottish Country Dance, as well as into Contras and American Squares.

Please join us in learning some of the common dances popular during the 18th C. All are welcome (single or couples) and no experience is required. Office casual attire; no tie required. Wear comfortable shoes and “please” no high heels.

Please call Allison-Antrim Museum (717.597.9010) to let us know if you are coming. If inclement weather is an issue updates will be posted on the Museum’s Web site at greencastlemuseum.org, on Facebook, and on Twitter @greencastlemuzm.