Quicksilver Country Dancers is an English Country Dance community that holds monthly dances in Decatur, Georgia.
QCD promotes and supports gender-neutral dancing, also known as global terminology, in the tradition of the Lavender Country Folk Dancers, Sun Assembly, and the Heather & Rose Society. As stated by Heather & Rose so eloquently:
“Our philosophy is based upon community and inclusiveness. The emphasis is the whole of the dance community and the whole of the dance. We promote community and inclusiveness by teaching with global terminology, by not using gender to determine who dances on what side or with whom . . . We feel this inclusiveness builds a stronger community - you get to know and dance with more people and everyone has an equal chance to dance rather than members of the majority gender having to trade in; it is also more welcoming to same gender couples. Added benefits come from dancers learning the whole dance rather than just one side of it (you become a better dancer by learning all aspects and knowing the whole pattern of the dance)."
QCD holds monthly English Country dances from September through June - and primarily on the First Sunday of each month, unless a major holiday conflicts -- see our Dance Schedule and Directions pages for our dance dates and location.
QCD agrees with Jane Austen, who, in Emma, had this to say about English country dancing:
"It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made--when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt--it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more. (emphasis added.)"
Once a start is made, it's impossible not to ask for more! Come Dance with Us!!!