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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:

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

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

UPCOMING DANCES:
June 25th
July 9th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
for our June 25th dance



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(CLICK HERE to jump to our Spring–Summer 2024 Calendar below)
For Tuesday night dancing in Pasadena please scroll further down.
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Our next SUNDAY event:
Summer Fun Assembly Dance Party
SUNDAY, July 7th
2:30pm–6:30pm

Summertime is time for FUN at our “Summer Fun Assembly” Dance Party in our lovely air-conditioned hall! Whether you have danced with us before or have seen this dancing done in movies and TV shows, join us for a delightful journey of fun, friendship, and connection at our English Country Sunday dance party!

An engaging dance style featuring a range of dances from 1650–2000s. Yes, English Country dances are still being created as a living history dance form! Our programs are designed for both beginners and experienced dancers alike.

Immerse yourself in a world of lively music, delightful tea, a potluck* spread, 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!

With callers
VICTOR LINDSEY & LINDSAY VERBIL
and featuring musicians
LAURA OSBORN & FRANK HOPPE

• Beginners Welcome •
• No Partner Needed •
• Costumes Optional •


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

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*POTLUCK TEA TIME in JULY!
~ Please bring something to share ~
HTDS will provide the basics along with hot tea and punch. Our community will bring potluck items to share at the tables.
PLEASE NOTE: You are not required to bring something, however potluck items are appreciated. Please bring a family-size portion (4–8 small servings) or larger as you wish.
*Our Historical "Dance parties” will be potluck. We invite all our community members to bring noshes to share for our tea time!

COSTUMES? ONLY IF YOU WISH!
Of course, costumes are never required, and we like to encourage you to wear something that brings you joy! Perhaps something that celebrates summertime. Your favorite skirt you love to twirl in. Or that tie or cravat that makes your sunny personality shine through!
(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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2nd, 4th & 5th TUESDAY NIGHT DANCES
Skandia Hall in Pasadena
7:15pm–9:30pm

NEXT DANCE DATES:
Tuesday, June 25th
Tuesday, July 9th

Whether you are brand new or LOVE this style of dancing, Tuesday nights in Pasadena is where you learn the skills to dance with elegance and ease! It’s a great mid-week pick-me-up with dance friends old and new.
Plan on sticking around for after hours socializing and getting the latest details on a favorite dance, the next ball, or that costume question you always wanted to ask.

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!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
for our June 25th dance

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

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


05-28 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena
Tuesday night dance is a great place to learn more and improve your dance skills.

06-11 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena

06-25 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena

07-07 (SUNDAY):
Summer Fun Assembly English Country Dance Party
Our mostly monthly Sunday dance with live music

07-09 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena

07-23 (Tuesday):
Tuesday Dancing in Pasadena

08-04 (SUNDAY):
Labyrinth Masquerade Ball Dance Prep Class
Join us for a special prep class for the magnificent Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. You do not need to be attending the masquerade to join us for this fun Sunday dance party! ALL ARE WELCOME. Learn group dances and waltz basics at this unique Sunday afternoon prep dance.

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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

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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO RECEIVE MORE DETAILS

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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 15 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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