Mar 6, 2012

shall we dance? // english country dance DVD product review

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"to be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love..." 
~ jane austen 

when Garrett contacted me to inquire if I would be interested in reviewing his DVD on english dancing, I was delighted by the prospect of learning more information on country dance. the video itself was shipped out promptly and soon I was able to watch the wonderful world of English dance come to life. 

here's what Garrett says about this DVD...
As homeschoolers, many of us love studying about that span in history - from the eighteenth century up through the Civil War - which gave rise to so many great events and brilliant minds.  Most also enjoy the beautiful dances from that era.  With so much anti-family recreation out there, the old dances are a wonderful way to have good old fashioned fun!  Recently, I completed an instructional documentary that combines the beauty of the Civil War/Victorian era dances with my love for history.  This 30 minute film covers 6 period dances complete with step-by-step instructions, dance excerpts, and historical information on etiquette and customs of the day.  For pictures of the production process and screen shots of the finished product, visit the following site:
If you'd like to purchase a copy of your own, you can email me directly {at gstowe@hughes.netor visit my website and click the Buy it Now button on the right hand side-bar.   The DVD  is $13 with free shipping and handling. Payment is accepted via check or PayPal (sorry, orders placed via my website are PayPal only - we appreciate your understanding).  Thanks so much for your interest.   ~Garrett Stowe 

this was a simply delightful DVD, showing step-by-step instructions, making the dances simple to understand for all ages. it was also filled with the history and origins of English dance as well as the proper etiquette {for young ladies and gentlemen alike} when attending an event. 'twas refreshing to see period dancing come make its appearance once again, and I cannot wait to introduce this to an acquaintance who organizes a rather large reenactment in our county.

for those who enjoy period dancing, this is a wonderful DVD for you! don a pretty gown and gather a few friends and family, put on some fiddle music, and re-live the world of an era gone by...

love always,
the girl dancing in the garden. 

postscript ~ special thanks to Garrett for allowing me to review this DVD! 


  1. How exciting! I'll have to look for that one! My sister will especially love it! She adores dancing (especially in that era).

  2. How fun! I've always wanted to learn old- timey dances!


  3. I've wanted to learn these dances for a while,
    so I have to purchase this.
    Thanks for the review!