English Country Dance classes with Karen Millyard


New four-lesson courses starting on Thursday, November 14. For class times or to register, please write < JaneAustenDancing at gmail dot ca >.

Fun and friendly beginner classes are designed to give new English Country dancers the skills they need in a workshop setting. No partner or prior dance experience is required. There is no lead or follow, and no fancy footwork! If you can walk and hear the instructions, you can learn these skills. We laugh a lot, and we learn a lot! Do join us.

Intermediate classes are designed to enable dancers to build on their basic skills, work on specific areas and not only learn new figures and dances but enhance their technique, musicality, timing and partnering. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

The course is $60 / students $50. Group and family rates also available; please enquire.

Attendance and refund policy

Regular attendance is needed for the steady development and reinforcement of growing skills. If for some reason you must miss a class, please let me know as soon as possible for the purposes of lesson planning. No refunds are available for missed lessons. In the extremely rare event that a class must be cancelled due to teacher illness, the lesson will be made up.

St. Barnabas Anglican Church hall, 361 Danforth Ave at Chester subway; plenty of street parking; paid parking also nearby. Please use the side entrance, on Hampton Ave.

Pride and Prejudice Ball
Karen also teaches waltz and other dance forms. For more information, please contact < JaneAustenDancing at danceweavers dot ca > for details on all classes. CBC Book Club interview with Karen Millyard



Karen Millyard Karen Millyard has been leading English Country Dances for years. She is a choreographer, researcher, consultant and professional dance teacher who works in theatre, television, schools and the community.


It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; — but when a beginning is made — when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt — it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more. — Emma, Jane Austen


Contact information:< JaneAustenDancing at gmail dot ca >



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