October 22nd contra & waltz workshop

Talent: Kelsey Hartman calling to the music of The Reno Ceilidh Band
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA
Beginning Waltz Workshop: 5:30-7:00 pm, cost $5 per person
Contra Dance Time: 8:00–11:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 pm
Dance Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check)


Saturday’s fun will start with Kelsey Hartman teaching a class for dancers who want to learn the basic waltz moves. Come learn how to do this fun dance and be able to join in for waltzing at regular contra dances. Kelsey is a “contraholic,” who can often be found dancing or calling a contra dance. Her inspiration comes from Nils Fredland, whose workshop in 2012 spurred her down the caller’s path. When calling, she considers herself a conduit between the dancers and the band, helping to channel the joy of the music through flowing, interesting dances. Playing at the evening dance, the Reno Ceilidh Band is Bob Kastelic, Scott Cozen, and Jim Hutchins.

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:
October 29: family dance (2:00-3:30), potluck (6:30-8:00) and contra (8:00-11:00)
November 6: English country dance (3:00-6:00), Roseville
November 12: intermediate waltz workshop (5:30-7:00) and contra (8:00-11:00)

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