Throughout the colonial period in America, country dancing was the
principal recreation of all the social classes.
dances were a pleasing alternative to the more formal dances of
the aristocracy, which required great skill to perform. The term
"country dance" refers to the less formal dances done
at the country homes and estates.
Colonial Heritage Dancers
is a social group that enjoys 18th Century dancing. We
meet two times a month, at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem,
to practice and socialize. We practice old favorites and
learn new dances. We
also hold special dances twice a year, a Springtime Assembly and
in December a Christmas Ball.
Colonial Heritage Dancers are available to lend a "Colonial
American" flavor to your special events. The group
draws from an extensive repertoire of dances from the late 17th,
18th, and early 19th centuries. We perform dances
that are re-created from period manuscripts, diaries, and