August 13 Contra Dance

Talent: Celia Ramsay calling to the music of Star Thistle.
Date: Saturday, August 13, 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 (cash or check)

Aug13_contraCelia Ramsay has been calling contra dances since 2002, but has been telling people what to do for much, much longer. Celia chooses dances that fit the people in the room, uses clarity and brevity in teaching, and has a warm personality that makes the dancers happy. Star Thistle is Cheryl McKinney (keyboard), David Wright (fiddle and mandolin), and Lonna Whipple (fiddle). The band plays Celtic, old-time, and other music.

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, or lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

Upcoming events:
August 27: Community Band Night contra dance
September 10: contra dance
September 11: English country dance, Roseville

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