Dancing master John Playford first published his book of English country dances in 1650. An image of the cover to his book is shown below. Not all
of the dances in this ball program are from Playford's books, and some
dances have been composed in this century, but all have a style and feel
that harks back to the Playford era dances.
For more information about English Country Dancing, visit the
Country Dance and Song Society of America
The Strafford Ball
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