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English Country Dance

Sudbury Celebrates 375

English Country Dance

First Parish of Sudbury

Saturday March 22, 7:30 PM

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SUDBURY, MASS. February 25, 2014—As Sudbury celebrates its 375th anniversary, ever wonder how early Sudburyans kicked out the jams on Saturday nights? Here’s your chance. Come kick up your heels at an English Country Dance at First Parish of Sudbury on Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. You don’t need to know the first thing about dancing and all you need to bring besides a willingness to learn is a comfortable pair of shoes (no high heels, please). Admission is $10 and includes light refreshments, “1639 Celebration Dance” punch and non-alcoholic punch.

Each dance will be taught by Sudbury resident and Dance Master Tom Kruskal. Beginners and singles are most welcome. Kruskal will be accompanied by Jean Monroe on piano and Marc Vilian on recorder and percussion. Doors open at 7 p.m., First Dance starts at 7:30 and Last Dance starts 9:30.

“English country dances were a popular form of social entertainment in Sudbury’s early days,” Kruskal said. “The dances were easy to learn and the music was simple but spirited. Our March 22 event will bring folks back to an earlier time when simple joys were celebrated together in community and people went home happy.”

Fancy dress and party shoes are encouraged, but please, no high heels.

The dance will be held in the Parish Hall of First Parish’s historic meetinghouse, built in 1797.

First Parish of Sudbury is located in the town center at 327 Concord Road, across from Town Hall. Ample parking is available behind Town Hall. For more information, call First Parish at 978-443-2043 or visit www.fpsudbury.org.