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UPCOMING DANCES:

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd
CELTIC TEA SOCIAL
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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:
March 12th
March 26th

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for our March 12th dance


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SUNDAY, March 3rd
2:30pm–6:30pm

The Celtic Tea Social


The month of March is made for wishing upon lucky four leaf clovers, along with listening and dancing to joyous Irish and Scottish tunes! Join us for our Celtic Tea Social, a long-time favorite in our community of dancers.

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 dance party promises an unforgettable experience for all!

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for our
Celtic Tea Social
Sunday March 3rd

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

Join our caller, RENÉE CAMUS, as she leads you on a vibrant journey celebrating all things Celtic, accompanied by our spirited Celtic band, STEPWISE. Prepare for an afternoon brimming with lively jigs and heartfelt dances that will leave you with a skip in your step and a smile on your face!

There will be a Fun-Damentals lesson starting at 2:15pm.
During our Tea Time break, indulge in Celtic-themed snacks and savories while being entertained by a special Morris dance demonstration.


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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, at this event many folks will dress whimsically in honor of our Celtic favorites (think Scottish and Irish). A touch of green or wearing of the plaid adds to the fun of the day.
(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
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UPCOMING EVENTS!
Click title or scroll below for more details on events


03-03 (SUNDAY):
The Celtic Tea Social
Our monthly 1st Sunday dance celebrating Celtic dance, with caller Renée Camus

03-12 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena
Tuesday night dance is a great place to learn more and improve your dance skills.

03-26 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena
Tuesday night dance is a great place to learn more and improve your dance skills.

04-07 (SUNDAY):
We ❤️ Historical Dance! English Country Dance Party
Our monthly 1st Sunday dance with callers Jacqui Grennan and Chris Page

04-09 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena
Tuesday night dance is a great place to learn more and improve your dance skills.

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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 March 12th dance

arch 12Love 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 and also 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 DATE:

Tuesday, March 12th
Tuesday, March 26th

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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