Oct 29th family dance, potluck & Halloween contra dance

So much fun that it’s hard to fit it all into the headline! We’ll start early this Saturday with our Halloween family dance, designed for all ages, children through grandparents, from 2:00-3:30 pm. Costumes are welcomed but not required. Beginners and children are especially encouraged to attend, as this dance will feature easy, friendly contras called by Erik Hoffman from Oakland, to live fiddle music from Clark Smith and Erik Hoffman. The cost for the family dance is $15 per family (parents and children), $5 per child without dancing parent, and $10 per adult without children. Some contra dances taught in the afternoon will be repeated at our regular dance at 8 pm (see below) for all to enjoy.

Talent: Erik Hoffman calling to the music of The Crabapples
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: potluck 6:30-8:00, dance 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)

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This is our Halloween dance, so costumes are encouraged for everyone! A community potluck will be held, starting at 6:30 pm in the Nevada City Room of the Coloma Community Center, before the evening dance. Bring a dish to share and serving utensils. You may also bring your own table setting to save on disposables.

In the evening, Erik Hoffman joins us again with a set of dances ranging from easy to complex. The Crabapples are Norm Cotton (piano and fiddle), Marta Lynch (fiddle), Bob Silberstein (mandolin, piano, and doumbek), and Teresa Fife (string bass). Though this is a fifth Saturday dance, it is not a zesty contra, so dancers of all skill levels are welcome. There will be a workshop, most dances will be walked through, as usual, and only a few dances will be advanced.

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:
November 6: English country dance, Roseville
November 12: intermediate waltz workshop & contra dance
November 26: contra dance

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