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The Historical Tea & Dance Society,
a 501c3 educational nonprofit,
which strives to make historical &
English Country dance
available to all.

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QUICK LINKS FOR
UPCOMING DANCES:

SUNDAY, May 5th
Alice in Wonderland Tea Social
CLICK HERE

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2nd, 4th & 5th
TUESDAYS DANCING
in PASADENA

Historical &
English Country Dancing
for ALL levels
Beginners welcome!
Skandia Hall, Pasadena

UPCOMING DANCES:
April 23rd
April 30th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
for our April 23rd dance


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SUNDAY, May 5th
2:30pm–6:30pm

The Alice in Wonderland Tea Social
and our 15th Anniversary!

It's our 15th anniversary and we are throwing a party! Come dance historical favorites with a twist. Join us as we dance through the chapters of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland! This Tea Social is a wonderful opportunity to come dressed for ALICE, STEAMPUNK, or FANTASY!

An engaging event featuring an afternoon of historical dances designed for both beginners and experienced dancers alike. Immerse yourself in a world of lively music, delightful tea, scrumptious noshes, and the warmth of newfound friendships. Whether you're taking your first steps in this type of dance or seeking new challenges, our Alice in Wonderland Tea Social promises an unforgettable experience for all!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
for our
Alice in Wonderland Tea Social
Sunday May 5th

LOCATION:
The Woman's Club of South Pasadena
1424 Fremont Ave
(Corner of Fremont Ave and Rollin Street)

Join CALLER:
Darlene Hamilton

with BAND:
~ Whirled Peas ~
featuring musicians Bob Altman, Patty McCollum,
David James, and Linda Kodaira

and guest announcer
Christopher Gauntt
as we bring the chapters of Lewis Carroll's book to life
through music, spoken word, and dance!

Join us in celebrating our 15th anniversary during our Tea Time break! Indulge in delightful tea sandwiches and other festive treats as we honor this year's Golden Teapot Award winners, to those individuals who have shown exceptional service and dedication to The Historical Tea & Dance Society.

Doors open at 2pm
Arrive early for a FUN-damentals lesson starting at 2:15pm sharp.
If you are new to our group, please arrive early to check in and be ready for the mini-lesson. It will make your day much more enjoyable.

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BEGINNERS WELCOME!
NO PARTNER NEEDED!
This is a wonderful event to bring friends who are new to dancing!
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COSTUMES? ONLY IF YOU WISH!
Though costumes are not required, for our Alice in Wonderland Tea Social, many folks dress whimsically in honor of the theme.
(With a reminder to avoid high heels, trains, wings, or anything else that drags, clunks, or sticks out, as these generally interfere with your dancing or the dancing of others. Thanks!)


FRIENDSHIP DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Friendship Dance Scholarships are available for all Historical Tea & Dance Society events.
Our community believes that dancing should be available for all. If you or a friend you know would be served by a Friendship Dance Scholarship, please reach out.

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Dancing, tea, friendship...
What a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
We hope you will join us.
The Historical Tea & Dance Society

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The Historical Tea & Dance Society
~~ WINTER-SPRING 2024 CALENDAR ~~

UPCOMING EVENTS!
Click title or scroll below for more details on events



07-07 (SUNDAY):
English Country Dance Party
Our monthly 1st Sunday dance


08-04 (SUNDAY):
Labyrinth Ball Dance Class
Our monthly 1st Sunday dance

04-23 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena
Tuesday night dance is a great place to learn more and improve your dance skills.

04-30 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena
Tuesday night dance is a great place to learn more and improve your dance skills.
Our 5th Tuesday nights are always special, with live music from Bob Altman and the 5th Tuesday Philharmonic open band! Contact us if you're a musician who would like to join our band.

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TUESDAY DANCING IN PASADENA!

2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday
Historical & English Country Dancing

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

Doors open at 7pm.
Arrive early for a beginner's walk-through at 7:15pm!
Stay after for socializing, snacks, and tea!
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SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS
BEGINNERS WELCOME!
NO PARTNER NEEDED!
COSTUMES ARE NOT REQUIRED!
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
for our April 23rd dance

Love Jane Austen, Bridgerton, The Gilded Age, and other historical movies and events? You will love Tuesday nights in Pasadena where we teach dances from history on into modern times. This dance style is alive and growing! It is an exciting world of upbeat dances to joyous tunes as well as lovely slower-moving dances to unexpected music that will surprise and delight.

We welcome beginners to come and experience what this world of balls and tea dances is all about and how much fun it is.

Costumes are not worn to our casual Tuesday night dances.
Come join us on the dance floor, make new friends, get a little exercise mid-week at our Tuesday night dances!

Arrive on time as we jump right into easy dancing.
We will have you up and happily “footing it” in no time at all.

PLEASE NOTE:
> Registration and high quality masks (N95, KN95, KF94 or similar) are not required but are RECOMMENDED for our dances. <
> Vaccination is not required for these events. <


NEXT DANCE DATES:


Tuesday, April 9th
Tuesday, April 23rd
Tuesday, April 30

P.S. If our dates and links haven’t updated yet, just email us for the link. We are a group of volunteers and don’t always remember what we’ve forgotten about. We dance (almost) EVERY 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday!


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Still in the works...
An HTDS Callers Workshop

LEARN TO CALL DANCES!
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. Stay tuned as progress is being made.

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“5 Things...
Inside the Dancing Mind of...”
Web Chats

A 1-hour chat with leading artists, teachers, and experts from the English Country Dance community across the continent!
Though we no longer have a regular monthly schedule, stay tuned as we still have a few shows in the works and will announce dates as they become available..
(Follow link to connect to all the past 5 Things guest talks we’ve had since March 2020.)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
regarding our 5 Things web chats

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OUR THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF 14 SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF GREAT EVENTS both LIVE and online! YOU make all the difference to years of wonderful memories and more in the making.

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