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)


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

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