July 21st English country dance

  • Talent: David Newitt calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Time: 2:00-5:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 1:30 pm
  • Location: Camp Pollock, 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento
  • 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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Please be aware that the Army Corps of Engineers is working on levees near Camp Pollock at least until October. You will not be affected if you travel to Camp Pollock via Hwy 160 northbound and exit at Northgate Blvd, or if you take Garden Highway westbound and turn left onto Northgate Blvd. However, Garden Highway eastbound is closed from I-5 to Northgate Blvd. Instead use the Richards Blvd exit from I-5, drive east until it dead-ends at 16th Street, turn left, and immediately take the Northgate Blvd exit.

David Newitt came to Berkeley in 1982 to work on a Ph.D. in physics and to do country and display dancing. He teaches and plays music for regular Scottish and English dances and calls contras and the occasional square dance by night, while doing research in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at UCSF by day. David is one of the most accomplished country dance teachers in the Bay Area, known for his mastery of dance geography and his ability to make complicated dances seem simple.

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 about their CD!

Please bring a snack to share. 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:
July 27: contra dance
August 4: English country dance
August 10: contra dance

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