January 19th English country dance

Interested in learning how to play music for English country dancing? Join members of Quite Carried Away for a workshop from 1:30-4:30 pm on January 25th. Preregister by writing SusanJones533@gmail.com to receive the sheet music two weeks in advance. Questions? Call David or Sue at 916-739-8906. Thanks to our Big Day of Giving donors for supporting this event!

Talent: Alisa Dodson calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
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)


This dance will continue our “New Year – New Beginnings” theme. Caller Alisa Dodson has chosen dances to refresh some of the basic moves and stylistic features of English country dance, focusing this week on how the music and the dances are intertwined. This program is particularly welcoming to new dancers, so if your friends have made resolutions to try something new, this is a great time to bring them along!

The music will be provided by Quite Carried Away, our house band: Dick Holdstock on octave mandolin and banjo, Susan Jones on concertina, 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!

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:
January 25: English Country Dance Music Workshop
January 25: contra dance with Contra Flourishes Workshop
February 2: English country dance in Roseville
February 2: Winters contra dance

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