October 21st English country dance

  • Talent: Lise Dyckman calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Time: 2:00-5:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 1:30 pm
  • Location: Camp Pollock, 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA
  • Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check)


If you’ve missed our dances because Roseville is a little too far for you to travel, here’s your chance to dance with us again! This weekend kicks off an addition to our schedule, a new third-Sunday English country dance held in the lodge at Camp Pollock, on the north side of the American River. You may recall this location from our Anniversary Dance in April. Only 5 minutes from downtown and midtown Sacramento, and on the American River Bike Trail, at Camp Pollock you’ll find easy parking, a wonderful dance floor, and great acoustics. This new dance series supplements our first-Sunday English country dance in Roseville, which will continue as usual. To celebrate the new location, cake will be served!

Lise 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. Quite Carried Away 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 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:
October 27: Halloween contra dance
November 4: English country dance in Roseville
November 10: Schottisch workshop and contra dance

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