carolmarsh afb5624aCarol Marsh (Washington, DC) came to English country dance by way of Baroque dance (the topic of her dissertation), and she remains fascinated by the relationship between the two dance types. Although retired from teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her research activities continue. Current topics include the use of country dances in theatrical contexts (18th-century operas and plays) and compiling a checklist of 18th-century continental collections of English country dances. Carol is a regular caller at the Sun Assembly weekly dance in Durham, NC, and for the past four years has organized the Spring DanceFest, an English country dance weekend with a guest caller. She has taught ECD classes at Pinewoods and at various early music workshops. Her administrative experience includes serving as treasurer for both the Society of Dance History Scholars and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and chairing the program committee for the 2000 mega-conference "Dancing in the Millennium." As a professional viola da gamba player she has performed and taught in Europe and the U.S.; she is founder and director of the Piedmont Consort of Viols. Her biggest regret: not having discovered rapper sword dancing 40 years ago.
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