For Registration Inquiries
Playford-to-the-Present 2018
c/o Annie Laskey
9116 W. 25th Street
Los Angeles, CA  90034

For General Inquiries
Sparky Sotcher

Sponsored By
California Dance Co-operative

Produced by
Culver City English Country Dance



Saturday, October 6, 2018: It's our 18th Annual Southern California English Country Dance Ball with Dancing Master Bruce Hamilton and featuring music by Sweetwater: Bonnie Insull (flute), Audrey Knuth (violin), and Ryan Sandburg (keyboard).

The ball is geared toward knowledgeable English Country dancers; there will be no teaching at the ball.  Most dances will be briefed with a walk-through and lightly prompted.  Some advanced dances will not be briefed or prompted.  It is assumed that all dancers are either knowledgeable with these particular dances or are experienced enough to pick up patterns on just one walk through.  Several of the dances have complex figures that will require familiarity before the day of the ball even for very experienced dancers.


The Pasadena Scottish Rite Cathedral is located at 150 N. Madison Avenue (between Walnut and Union), Pasadena, CA 91101. Close to Old Town Pasadena, the hall is convenient to the 110 and 210 freeways. There is plentiful free parking in the lot adjacent to the hall.


6:00 p.m.

Doors open

6:30 p.m.

Dancing begins.  There will be two breaks with light refreshments.



Live music, wonderful dances, sumptuous refreshments - all that for only $35 before August 1st ($45 afterwards). Pre-registration is required beginning in May. See our registration flyer or frequently asked questions for more details.

Learning the Dances

There are lots of opportunities to learn these dances before the Ball.  Don't forget to check with your local dance series.

The dances will be taught at the Ball Practice/Style Workshops mentioned on the Events Schedule page.

Dance instructions will be provided in the Ball booklet sent to each registrant.

Links to videos of the dances are listed on The Dances page.