Many of the members of the North River Colonial Dancers are living historians that participate in re-enactments from different eras. Our repertoire includes dances from the late 17th/early 18th century (the Playford era), e Federal Period (Regency) and Civil War era as well. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the best musical talent, who provide sublime period music at many events in which we have performed.
Palace Muse (Robin Russell, Julia Hartman and Norma Castle) with Ridley and Anne Enslow. Masked Ball at the Hermitage, Ho Ho Kus, NJ. July 2014.
Ridley and Anne Enslow playing at the Spring Social and Dance at the Van Horne House in Bridgewater NJ.
Lady Jane's Delight (Julia Hartman,jean Monroe and Sue Polansky) with Helen White at the Dolly Madison Ball at the Willard School, Ridgewood, NJ. September, 2014
Some helpful links and valuable resources:
Ridley and Anne Enslow http://enslowmusic.com/
Music Galas http://www.musicgalas.com/
The Flying Romanos http://users.bestweb.net/~bkoser/marnen/romanos/
The Country Dance and Song Society http://www.cdss.org/
The Colonial Music Institute http://www.colonialmusic.org/
The Fiddler's Companion http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FCfiles.html
Caller Judi Rivkin's Instructional Site: http://www.rivkinetic.org/flash/ecdflash.html