June 22nd contra dance

Save the date for our special Truckee contra dance on June 29th, with Kelsey Hartman calling to the music of Star Thistle!

Talent: Mark Goodwin calling to the music of Kathrine Gardner, Allen Barnes, and Barry Angell
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 6:30 pm
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA
Cost: $12 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check)

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Mark Goodwin began calling contra dance in Chico in 2001 and has called for local regional dances, including Nevada City and Newcastle. His aim is to call programs that bring everyone along for the ride, with dances that are memorable, have intuitive transitions, and weave familiar and interesting elements into a variety of dancer interactions. Kathrine Gardner has been a dedicated dance fiddler since the mid 80’s, and has played in many great Bay Area bands including Contrapositive. Many have fallen in love with her ethereal yet driving fiddle playing. Allen Barnes plays rhythm mandolin in various bands, including Contra positive. Barry Angell was a member of Hot Cider, the Foothills Contra house band, playing traditional Celtic, Canadian, Appalachian, and western swing tunes. Always looking for a smile, he takes more musical chances than might be prudent, so keep an ear out for his manic mandolin.

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 6:30 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:
June 29: special Truckee contra dance
July 7: English country dance
July 13: contra dance

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