November 4th English country dance

  • Talent: Sharon Green calling to the music of The Parson Sisters
  • Date: Sunday, November 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)


Sharon Green loves welcoming newcomers to the joys of English country dance. Having come to country dancing as a non-dancing adult, she knows what a challenge it can be for beginners; she also knows that it just gets better and better.

The Parson Sisters are Mirinisa Stewart-Tengco on fiddle and Clara Byom on keys. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the duo specializes in global folk dance music, including Balkan, Irish, contra, and English country dance. Coming from a classical violin background, Mirinisa took time off in college to delve into West African drumming, non-classical violin, and various other instruments, deciding to stick with those after graduating and returning to New Mexico. She is a lifelong dancer with various folk groups. Clara plays piano, accordion and clarinet in several groups. A full-time multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist, she also enjoys dancing whenever she has time.

“FTWK” stands for “for those who know.” We often feature one dance each afternoon with little or no teaching or calling, for folks who have previously learned it. The November FTWK dance will be The Fandango.

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

Upcoming events:
November 10: Schottisch workshop and contra dance
November 18: English country dance at Camp Pollock
November 24: contra dance

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