Lichfield Regency Dancers

If you’ve ever watched Pride and Prejudice
and thought the dancing and balls looked like fun...

Who are we?

When do we meet?

Going to a Ball?

The Lichfield Regency Dancers are a small but enthusiastic group, dedicated to learning the dances of the Georgian and Regency periods (circa 1775-1830)...and we’d love it if you’d join us!

The English country dances, cotillions and quadrilles danced by Jane Austen and her contemporaries are great fun, great exercise and a wonderful way to make new friends and learn some fascinating history!
Practice sessions are fortnightly. Each session includes a mixture of easy, medium and more challenging dances so there’s something for beginners as well as more experienced dancers. Of course we all make mistakes, but sometimes that’s half the fun.

After all, ‘for what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours and laugh at them in our turn?’
(Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice)
Once you’ve gained a little confidence then you may want to join us at a costumed Regency Ball. Dance groups and societies all over the United Kingdom (and beyond!) host events ranging from small get-togethers in parish halls (similar to the Meryton ‘assembly’ dance in Pride and Prejudice) to large formal balls – there’s something happening almost every month.

Often these are held in guild halls, historic coaching inns or stately homes. Many of us enjoy going with friends from our group and making a weekend of it!

"I danced all the dances..."