public is invited to celebrate Regency England during the 10th annual Evening of
English Country Dancing, Friday, March 8, in the gymnasium of Horace Mann
Laboratory School, located in Everett Brown Education Hall on the Northwest
Missouri State University campus.
evening will include dance instruction with dance caller Jerome Grisanti at
6:30 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Grisanti will leads participants through
The event is free and sponsored by Northwest’s Department of Language, Literature and Writing. Participants are invited, but not required, to dress in period costumes. English country dancing dates back to the
Renaissance and was popular during the Regency period. English country dancing
is often portrayed in Jane Austen movies.
Grisanti began dancing in 1977. He moved to
Maryville in 2006 and dances in Kansas City, Missouri, and Lawrence, Kansas. He
began calling in 2001 in Louisville, Kentucky, and enjoys calling square dances
and English country dances. For more information about Grisanti visit www.jeromegrisanti.com.
For more information, contact Dr. Jenny
Rytting, associate professor of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.562.1741.