February 4th English country dance

  • Talent: Lise Dyckman calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • Time: 2:00-5:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 1:30 pm
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check)


We often feature one dance each afternoon without any teaching or calling, for folks who have mastered it. These are the gems of our repertoire, and periodically we teach them so that everyone can learn and enjoy them. Beginning this month, we’ll announce the featured dance in advance, so that anyone who wishes can review it ahead of time. For our February dance, we’ll continue to learn Companions, the dance that was introduced at the Holiday Tea in December, and that we practiced last month. If the instructions below seem confusing, don’t worry. Lise will teach it thoroughly at the dance.

unnamed.jpgLise Dyckman has been teaching and calling English country dance (and contra dance) for decades, in Philadelphia, New York City, California’s Bay Area, and beyond. She is known for her clear and concise calling, musicality, humor, interest in dance history and attention to welcoming community. Lise’s program this month will continue the introductory teaching that we featured at our last dance.

Give seven musicians and friends some English country dance music to play, and they’re Quite Carried Away! Our house band is Dick Holdstock on octave mandolin and banjo, Susan Jones and Sandra Westfall on concertinas, Arlene Jamar on piano, Jane Kostka on whistle, Martin Lodahl on viola da gamba, and David Wright on fiddle and mandolin. Ask to see their new CD!

As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary.  If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please urge them to come at 1:30 for the introductory workshop that precedes the dance.  All dancers are welcome at the workshop, but first-time attendees receive a coupon for half-off admission at their next dance!

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

Upcoming events:
February 10: potluck and contra dance
February 24: advanced contra moves workshop and dance
March 4: English country dance

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