Colonial Dance

Colonial Dance

Spend an enjoyable evening with friends old and new just as they did in the 18th century, with dance!
Our Colonial Dances are beginner-friendly and feature many of  the social dances that were popular in this country from 1730 to 1799*, such as the longways "country" dances as well as a few cotillions (an early form of quadrille). No experience is required as most dances are taught and prompted.
With dances of various skill levels, there is sure to be something for beginners and experienced dancers alike. 

  • Beginner-friendly
  • Ages teen to adult
  • Bringing a partner is not required
  • Admission is $5 per person, payable at the door
  • Historical attire is optional

Here are a few links to YouTube videos of dancers at Colonial Williamsburg. The dances look like fun, and are just the type of dances that we would like to do.  Clicking on the picture will take you to the YouTube page.  Enjoy!

For those who are interested in adding Colonial-era dance steps into their dance, Jacob and Nancy Bloom have recently posted a video on YouTube where they demonstrate three 18th Century dance steps: Set, Balance, and Pas de Bouree.  To check it out, CLICK HERE.

Schedule - Colonial Dances are held on the FIRST FRIDAY of most months from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. To verify the date of the next Colonial Dance, please see our Schedule page.

LocationRancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005 - C Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA.
Colonial Dancing is offered by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. For more information, or to verify dates, call the RSRPD at (805) 584-4456.
*OK, I know that the colonial period in this country ended in 1776, but calling this event "Colonial and Early American Period Dancing" (its official title) seems a bit long-winded. So, for brevity's sake I refer to it by its simpler nickname, "Colonial Dancing".
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