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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 19, 2015

Public invited to annual Evening of English Country Dancing

The public is invited to celebrate Regency England during the sixth annual Evening of English Country Dancing, Friday, Feb. 27, in the gymnasium of Horace Mann Laboratory School, located in Everett Brown Education Hall at Northwest Missouri State University.

The evening will include dance instruction with dance caller Dr. Jerome Grisanti and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments also will be available, and participants are invited to dress in period costumes.

The event is free and sponsored by the Department of English and Modern Languages.

English country dancing dates back to the Renaissance, along with the Regency period. English country dancing is often portrayed in Jane Austen movies.

“This event allows people to experience a literary world in a new way by entering the Regency period for an hour or two and getting a taste of what a dance in a Jane Austen novel might be like,” said Dr. Jenny Rytting, an assistant professor of English who organizes the annual event.

For more information, contact Rytting at or 660.562.1741.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468