References-History & Evolution

Below are listed some links that will provide you with additional information on the history and evolution of English Country Dancing from its origins in the 1500s and/or a sense of the basic figures and terms: 

Toronto English Dance – (glossary of dance terms) 

Stanford University


The Round – Elements of English Country Dance (terms defined)

Animated English Country Dance Terms (Judi Rivkin’s animated illustrations for several dance figures set to music)

Dance Figures Exampled  (dance figures demonstrated by real dancers as seen from above, filmed in England)

Capering & Kickery (an article on country dance during the time of Jane Austen)

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