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Your tax-deductible donation
will help support ongoing projects
and low-cost public events hosted by
The Historical Tea & Dance Society,
a 501c3 educational nonprofit,
which strives to make historical &
English Country dance
available to all.

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JOIN US AT UPCOMING
IN PERSON EVENTS:

November 7th
The American Dance
Tea Party
with caller James Hutson

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EVERY
2nd & 4th TUESDAY
DANCE CLASS

HISTORICAL &
ENGLISH COUNTRY
DANCE CLASS
FOR ALL LEVELS
Beginners welcome!
Skandia Hall, Pasadena

Upcoming dates:

October 12th & 28th

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JOIN US AT UPCOMING
ONLINE EVENTS:

Tuesday
October 19th
5 THINGS
WEB CHAT

with guest
STEVE HOWE



Please click HERE
to contact us or
join our mailing list
for announcements.


LIVE DANCING HAS RETURNED!

Welcome friends!
We are happy to have returned, on a limited scale, to in-person dancing.

TUESDAY DANCE CLASSES:
The new dance class hall has excellent air flow and a great dance floor. Our "open to all including beginners" dance class started on Tuesday July 13th and continues the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Let's come together to share the joy of English Country and historical dance.

1st SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC DANCES:
It has been a long wait and we are proceeding with care to be able to continue to dance in a safe and responsible manner. To ensure your safety we have implemented safeguards including reduced capacity, proof of vaccination, and the wearing of masks at all times while in the hall.
Pre-registration (a quick process) is required to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

See below for what events are coming up!

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The American* Dance
English Country Tea Dance

with caller James Hutson
Music by Emil Olguin & friends

Sunday, November 7th
1:30pm–5:30pm

South Pasadena Masonic Lodge
1126 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

The hall will open at 1pm
for plenty of time to socialize with dance friends.
Dancing for all starts at 2pm.

* What influence did the dances of American history have on English Country dance? Join us as caller James Hutson brings dances with a distinctively American flavor… English Country dances influenced by American dances and American dances influenced by English Country.
With musicians Emil Olguin and friends.
(Stay tuned for more details.)

Please note: we are not yet able to serve a tea lunch due to the current health safety protocols however there will be plenty of delicious individually-portioned snacks, beverages, and treats throughout the event. There will of course be tea!

BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! NO PARTNER NEEDED!

Costumes are not required!
We love admiring costumes when you wear them so if you are inspired to do for this event the dances are from Playford through modern day! Wear your favorite fall inspired outfit. Expect several of the dances to be lively so please be able to move easily in your outfit.

> REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. <
> PROOF OF VACCINATION and MASKS ARE REQUIRED.<

NOTE: A PayPal ticket link will be sent to ALL REGISTERED GUESTS prior to our event.

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://tinyurl.com/HTDS-Nov7-DANCE

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“5 Things... Inside the Dancing Mind of...”
English Country Dance Web Chat

WE ARE BACK! After a restful summer break our 5 Things web show returns on a monthly basis on 3rd Tuesdays with our 5 Things team.
LET’S STAY CONNECTED!

A 1 hour chat with leading artists, teachers, and experts from the English Country Dance community across the continent! 3rd TUESDAYS An English Country Dance web chat

CLICK HERE
FOR MORE DETAILS
about Information and registration.

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2nd & 4th Tuesday
Historical & English Country
Dance Classes and Ball reviews

Tuesdays 7:15–9:30pm
Skandia Hall - 2031 E Villa St, Pasadena 91107

Doors open at 7pm.
Arrive on time as we jump right into dancing.
(Come early for warm-up exercises.)


Our Historical English Country Dance classes are back!
> Pre-Registration is REQUIRED PRIOR class.<
You must be registered to enter the hall and attend class.
> Proof of vaccination and masks are REQUIRED.<

UPCOMING DANCE CLASS
PREREGISTRATION LINKS BELOW:

October 12th dance class: CLICK HERE

October 26th dance class: CLICK HERE

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1st TUESDAYS 7:15–9:30pm

CHALLENGING
English Country Dance Class

This Challenging ECD class is for experienced dancers who enjoy being challenged with complex dances, a dancer who isn’t thrown off easily on the dance floor, maintains a good attitude, and knows how to recover quickly.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
If the following describes you,
we would love to have you join us!:


• You feel comfortable dancing basic ECD dances with only one walk through and ready to go.
• You feel confident dancing an intricate, complex dance after walking through it from each position.
• You have a strong knowledge of ECD figures.
• You enjoy working on the technical aspects of a dance (phrasing, covering, dynamic of dance, styling, etc.)
• You have a desire to grow in your dancing; to be a better dancer and a good example on the dance floor.

If this describes you, then you should enjoy our Challenging ECD class. Please let your caller know you would like an invitation or email us. If you have other questions please contact us at: historicalteaanddance@gmail.com

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Coming soon...
An HTDS Callers Workshop

Have you ever thought about calling? The skills you learn enhance your dancing on many levels. Email us to get on our list to be notified about this upcoming workshop. Reach out to us at historicalteaanddance at gmail or Facebook messenger.

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