Talent: Mark Goodwin calling to the music of Whimsical
Date: Saturday, July 27, 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)
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. Whimsical is an all female contra dance band, featuring Regan Hemphill on fiddle, Debra Tayleur on piano, Janette Duncan on fiddle, and Beth Christian on cello. The group loves to combine strong rhythmic drive with lilting melodies, combining New England, old-time, Quebecois, and Irish tunes to make dancers’ spirits and feet fill the floor with joy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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