July 30 Truckee Contra Dance

Come out and enjoy a hot time in the cool Sierras! This special dance is being held jointly with the contra dance communities in the Foothills and Reno. Some people will be staying in the area and may be hiking on Sunday. For information about camping, please contact Barbara Gebhart at bgebhart2000@yahoo.com or 916-761-3021.

Please note special event time, location, and cost.

Talent: Joyce Miller calling to the music of Hot Cider
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: 7:30–10:30 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:00 pm
Location: Truckee Community Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, CA
Cost: $12 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check)

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Joyce Miller has been calling for contra dances since 2000, starting under the tutelage of Eric Curl. She has called at dance camps in the U.S. and Canada, but what she likes most is to call for her friends in the Sierra Foothills and environs. 

Hot Cider is the house band for the Nevada City contra dance. They’ve played hundreds of contra dances in their years together. These three pickers (Rudy Darling, Barry Angell, and Rick Toles) like to mix it up. You’ll hear the best traditional Celtic, Canadian, Appalachian, and western swing tunes. Always looking for a smile, the guys take more musical chances than might be prudent, so look out for manic mandolin and foolhardy fiddle.

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:00 pm, 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 information, and lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org

Upcoming events:
August 7: English country dance
August 13: contra dance
August 27: contra dance – Community Band Night

July 23 Contra Dance

Talent: Mike Fynan calling to the music of Switching Protocols
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 8:00–11:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 pm
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

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Hailing from Santa Rosa, Mike Fynan is a flashy and innovative caller. Switching Protocols is Ruth Byers (from Stolen Goods) on fiddle, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler on piano, and Christopher Jacoby (from the East Coast bands Phase X and Last Exit) on accordion and mandolin. This group of nerdy folk from Berkeley plays rocking contra tunes, drawing on music from Old England, New England, and New New England.
 
A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30 pm, 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 information, and lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org

Upcoming events:
July 30: Special Truckee Contra Dance
August 7: English Country Dance, Roseville
August 13: Contra Dance (2nd Sat)
August 27: Contra Dance (4th Sat)

July 9 Contra Dance

Talent: Andy Shore calling to the music of Soul Weaving
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 8:00PM – 11:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 pm
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

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With over 26 years of experience in teaching and leading social dance, Andy Shore has been calling contra dances since 2007. He calls both traditional and “gender role free” contra dances and loves everything from teaching beginners to satisfying seasoned dancers.

Soul Weaving is Jonathan Goodwin (fiddle, concertina, voice), Ehlert P. Lassen (guitar), and Stephen Evans (cello). They draw their inspiration from the old harp, bagpipe and singing styles, from the transitional compositional styles of, say, 18th Century Irish harper Turlogh Carolan or 18th Century Scottish fiddler Robert Macintosh as well as from the succeeding music which has grown from those roots. The band enjoys weaving the essence of the old music into new musical patterns, exploring original shapes of melody, compositional form and structure.

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30 pm, 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 information, and lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

Upcoming events:
July 23: Contra Dance
July 30: Special Truckee Contra Dance
August 7: English Country Dance, Roseville

July 3 English Country Dance

Get a head start on your Independence Day fireworks by coming to English Country Dancing in Roseville, this Sunday, July 3! We will be graced with not one, but three fabulous callers: Gary Sandler and Yvonne Couvillion will assist David Newitt, who promises to pull together “Spring Garden” (there’s sure to be fireworks on the dance floor!) along with other marvelous choices enhanced by the air-conditioned environment (yes!) and the fantastic musicians of Quite Carried Away.

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3:00 to 6:00 pm (Intro session at 2:30)
Polish-American Hall
327 Main St, Roseville 95678

If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please urge them to come at 2:30 pm for the Introductory Workshop that precedes the dance. All dancers are welcome at the workshop, while first-time attendees receive a coupon for half-off admission at their next dance!

**T-Shirt orders are here! Sue Jones expects to have the second order of our new t-shirts available for pickup at our next dance. If you ordered a t-shirt and have not yet paid Sue, please bring your checkbook or $20 cash.

**The Caller Coaching series continues! A short caller coaching session with David Newitt begins immediately after the final waltz. Anyone interested in calling ECD may attend. The caller will share information on one aspect of calling, followed by time for questions.

It’s always nice when people bring a snack to share at the break! Bringing your own water bottle reduces our use of disposable cups.

June 25 Contra Dance (4th Sat)

Talent: Mavis McGaugh calling to the music of The Reno Ceilidh Band (Bob Kastelic, Scott Cozen & Jim Hutchins).
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time: 8:00–11:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 pm
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

IMG_5756A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30 pm, 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 information, and lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

Upcoming events:
July 3: English Country Dance, Roseville
July 9: Contra Dance (2nd Sat)
July 23: Contra Dance (4th Sat)
July 30: Special Truckee Contra Dance

June 11 Contra Dance (2nd Sat)

 

Talent: Susan Petrick calling to the music of Magic Reelism
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 8:00PM – 11:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 pm
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

June11danceSusan has become a regional treasure with national prominence. She is well-known for her clear teaching, efficient guidance, and expert pacing, making even complex dances accessible to all. Magic Reelism plays old-time and Celtic dance music, with David Wright on fiddle and mandolins, Sue Jones on concertina and recorders, Cheryl McKinney on piano, and Del Eckels on percussion.

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30 pm, 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, 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 information, and lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org

Upcoming events:
June 25: Contra Dance
July 3: English Country Dance, Roseville
July 30: Special Truckee Contra Dance

June 5 English Country Dance in Roseville

  • Talent: David Newitt calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30 pm
  • 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

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Those who attended our Spring Dance Weekend’s marvelous afternoon workshops and/or the evening dance with David Newitt will be pleased to know that David is returning as caller for our next two regular English Country Dances in Roseville! This coming Sunday, June 5, David’s program will include dances from the June 11 Mad Robin Ball program. (Did you get your tickets yet?) Of course, we’ll have live music by the marvelous Quite Carried Away.

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, while first-time attendees receive a coupon for half-off admission at their next dance!

**The Caller Coaching series continues! A short caller coaching session with David begins immediately after the final waltz. Anyone interested in calling ECD may attend. The caller will share information on one aspect of calling, followed by time for questions.

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