Feb 7 English Country Dance

Alisa Dodson calling to the music of Quite Carried Away (David Wright, Susan Jones, Arlene Jamar, Sandy Westfall, Jane Kostka, Martin Lodahl and Dick Holdstock)

Alisa Dodson & Quite Carried Away

Alisa Dodson & Quite Carried Away

  • Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

Yes, this is Super Bowl Sunday. Wouldn’t you rather be dancing? Alisa will feature a couple of the fun dances that Kalia Kliban introduced to our group at the December Holiday Tea.

Beginning this Sunday, we’ll be offering a short caller coaching session with our visiting experienced caller. Anyone interested may attend. The caller will share information on one aspect of calling, followed by time for questions. Join the caller immediately after the final waltz.

One of our dancers has offered to prepare a new edition of our dancer roster. Any dancer who wishes to be listed in the roster may fill out a form at the welcome table. Participation is optional, but provides an opportunity to share your location and/or contact information with other dancers to facilitate carpooling and other connections.

As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary.  If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please urge them to come at 2:30 for the Introductory Workshop that precedes the dance.  All dancers are welcome at the workshop, but first-time attendees receive a coupon for half-off admission at their next dance!

 

Jan 30 Zesty Contra Dance (Fifth Saturday)

  • Lynn Ackerson calling to the music of Hot Cider (Rudy Darling, Barry Angell, and Rick Toles)
  • January 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families
Lynn Ackerson

Lynn Ackerson

Lynn calls for us regularly, and brings concise calling with intriguing dances. We celebrated Ken Nilsson’s retirement for Hot Cider at our October dance, and this month we welcome a new configuration with Rick Toles).

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

For more contra dance information, and contra lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

 

Jan 23 Contra Dance (Fourth Saturday)

  • Woody Lane calling to the music of Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, Lonna Whipple & Barry Angell)
  • January 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families
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Woody Lane (caller) and Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, Barry Angell, Lonna Whipple)

Woody Lane is from Roseburg in southwestern Oregon. He’s been calling for more than 25 years. He says, “I love to call dances. Leading folks through patterns across the floor, synthesizing my voice with the dances and the lilting music — I am honored and proud to be the leader for such an evening.” Star Thistle plays contra-dances and Celtic, old-time, and other music. Star Thistle is Cheryl McKinney (keyboard), Barry Angell (mandolin and guitar), and Lonna Whipple (fiddle).

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

Feb 13 family dance – save the date

Danielle & Virgil

Danielle & Virgil

Coming up in February, our first family dance of the year, for all ages, children through grandparents. Beginners and children are encouraged to come. Save the date and time, Saturday, February 13, 2:00-4:00PM. We will have a Valentine’s Day theme, “for the Love of the Dance.”

This event is separate from our evening contra dance, but there will be some dances in common, and we hope that people will attend both. Though anyone is welcome to attend the family dance, with or without family, understand that the dances will be selected to appeal to children and youth, and the dance will be closer to a traditional community barn dance than a contra dance. Please help create a successful dance by sharing the flier and word-of-mouth with your family, friends, and education contacts.

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Amanda Schmidt, parent of two children and spouse of Virgil (you’ve met them dancing and seen them doing sound), wrote an article for Sacramento Parent magazine, which you can read at this link: http://issuu.com/sacramentoparentmag/docs/spweb0116_01/28.

January 9 Contra Dance (Second Saturday)

  • Talib Huff calling to the music of Whimsical (Debra Tayleur, Regan Hemphill, Janette Duncan, Beth Christian)
  • January 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

Talib Huff has been calling dances for over 20 years. He currently calls primarily in the Sacramento region and has lead dances for local groups, schools wedding, festivals and dance communities. Whimsical hails from Sonoma County, a group of musicians and music teachers.

Talib Huff and Whimsical

Talib Huff and Whimsical (Debra Tayleur, Regan Hemphill, Janette Duncan, not shown, Beth Christian)

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

For more contra dance information, and contra lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

January 3 English Country Dance

Start your year right with the first English Country Dance of the year.

Lise Dyckman calling to the music of Quite Carried Away (David Wright, Susan Jones, Arlene Jamar, Sandy Westfall, Jane Kostka, Martin Lodahl and Dick Holdstock)

  • Date: Sunday, January 3, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families
Lise Dyckman and Quite Carried Away

Lise Dyckman and Quite Carried Away

As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary.  If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please urge them to come at 2:30 for the Introductory Workshop that precedes the dance.  All dancers are welcome at the workshop, but first-time attendees receive a coupon for half-off admission at their next dance!

For more information, and lost and found, call Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

New Years Eve up next

  • New Year's Flyer 2015Susan Petrick calling to The Whoots (Michelle Levy, Jim Oakden and Shira Kammen)
  • December 31, 2015 8:00 PM – midnight
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $15 for adults; $10 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $35 maximum for families (special pricing for the New Years Eve dance)

Susan Petrick is a favorite, coming to call us into the new year. The Whoots, from the bay area, get rave reviews everywhere they play. For New Years Eve, we will dance from 8:00PM all the way to midnight, and then toast the new year with apple cider. We’ll have an earlier full-scale potluck snack break with food items that you bring. This is a standing and socializing break, not a sit-down dinner, so bring food that fits.

Susan Petrick & The Whoots

Susan Petrick & The Whoots

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

 

For more contra dance information, and contra lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.