Oh, those dance-crazy Canadians! by Karen Millyard at Riverdale Historical Society

Oh, those dance-crazy Canadians!

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) : Caricature of a

Cory Lemos, 416-368-6890 photograph improvements with oval and focus on Karen.

Karen Millyard, in full historical dress, will give us an illustrated and lively talk on the nature and extent of social-dancing in early dance-mad Canada, and even show us a few steps. Intrepid souls will be invited to try a figure or two (all based on walking, no lead or follow, and no fancy footwork!) to the music of the time, but participation is entirely optional.

About the presenter: Karen is a social historian with a background in performing arts, history and English literature. A professional dance teacher since the 1980s, she has been calling English Country Dances for many years and is known for her clear teaching, concise calling and lively sense of fun. With Dr. Dorothy de Val she co-organized York University’s conference English Country Dancing: Rooted in the Past, Dancing into the Future in 2010. She works both with the general public and experienced dancers, in historic sites, museums, schools and the community.

For more information on Karen you can visit her website: Danceweavers

Event Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Matthews Clubhouse
550 Broadview Avenue, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview