Come to enjoy and particpate in eclectic dances of Revolutionary times.

Reel Nutmeg is a unique troupe of English Country dancers who perform a repertoire of dances of colonial America with flair and humor. Reel Nutmeg can take you from the enticing English dances of the 17th century through their evolution into Colonial dances of early America and onto Jane Austen's beloved dances at the turn of the 18th century.

Did Washington really love to dance? Emphatically, yes. Washington once described dancing as "so agreeable and innocent an amusement." First-hand accounts say he was extremely good at it — and was always quite the center of attention.

Established in 1978, Reel Nutmeg is acknowledged throughout the United States for its unique and exciting choreographing of English Country Dance suites. They have had the privilege of dancing at the Smithsonian Institute of American History in Washington D.C., at the 92nd Street Y in New York City and at Faneuil Hall in Boston Massachusetts. Reel Nutmeg has also performed at Folk Festivals, historic homes/societies and for many community-based organizations in the Connecticut area.

Real Nutmeg published a book for their 30th Anniversary called Twiddles, Twists & Conundrums — a collection of thirteen English Country dances modified to delight experienced dancers. The book will be available on October 2nd or may be purchased through the website of the Country Song and Dance Society for $8. Click here to read about two dances within it: "Fair and Softly" and "Lovely and Whispered".