February 4th English country dance

  • Talent: Lise Dyckman calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, February 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)

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We often feature one dance each afternoon without any teaching or calling, for folks who have mastered it. These are the gems of our repertoire, and periodically we teach them so that everyone can learn and enjoy them. Beginning this month, we’ll announce the featured dance in advance, so that anyone who wishes can review it ahead of time. For our February dance, we’ll continue to learn Companions, the dance that was introduced at the Holiday Tea in December, and that we practiced last month. If the instructions below seem confusing, don’t worry. Lise will teach it thoroughly at the dance.

unnamed.jpgLise Dyckman has been teaching and calling English country dance (and contra dance) for decades, in Philadelphia, New York City, California’s Bay Area, and beyond. She is known for her clear and concise calling, musicality, humor, interest in dance history and attention to welcoming community. Lise’s program this month will continue the introductory teaching that we featured at our last dance.

Give seven musicians and friends some English country dance music to play, and they’re Quite Carried Away! Our house band 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 to see their new 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:
February 10: potluck and contra dance
February 24: advanced contra moves workshop and dance
March 4: English country dance

January 7th English Country Dance

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response at our last dance, we are permanently changing the time of our regular English country dances. Sunday dances will now run from  2:00 to 5:00 pm, with an introductory workshop for new dancers at 1:30 pm.

  • Talent: Sharon Green calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, January 7, 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)

ECD_Green_QCAThe first dance of 2018 will emphasize the basics of English country dance. If you’re a regular dancer, this is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills at a relaxed pace. It’s also a perfect time to bring friends who are new to English country dancing. If you’ve come in the past, but found the pace a bit challenging, this is the perfect month to give us another try!

Sharon Green simply 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. Our house band, Quite Carried Away, is Susan Jones, Arlene Jamar, Sandy Westfall, Jane Kostka, Martin Lodahl, and Dick Holdstock.

For more information, and lost and found, call Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.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!

Upcoming events:
January 13: contra dance
January 27: contra dance
February 4: English country dance

Annual Holiday Tea & English Country Dance

  • Talent: David Newitt calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
  • Special Time: 2:00-6:30 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 1:30 pm
  • Special Location: Roseville Masonic Temple, 235 Vernon St., Roseville
  • 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 bring a special treat to share for the highlight of our dancing season, the Annual Holiday Tea and Dance. Homemade goodies are especially appreciated, including scones, teacakes, or cookies, but finger foods of any kind will be welcomed. A variety of teas will be served during the extended break. With David Newitt’s calling, this afternoon is sure to be a delectable mix of new and familiar dances, as well as edible delights! Note the special time and location.

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:
December 9: contra dance
December 31: New Year’s Eve contra dance
January 7: English country dance

November 5th English country dance

  • Talent: David Newitt calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30 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

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We are so fortunate to have some of the best English country dance caller talent in the world near us! This Sunday, our dance will feature the Bay Area’s David Newitt calling the first of two dances in a row. David will introduce some special dances that will be featured at December’s Annual Holiday Tea. Come learn these dances on Sunday, so you can enjoy them even more in December. And if that isn’t enough to bring you out, we’ll have perfectly matched music from our own Quite Carried Away.

Speaking of the Annual Holiday Tea, mark your calendars now. December 3rd is just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss it! Details to follow.

If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please urge them to come at 2:30 for the introductory workshop that precedes the dance. All dancers are welcome at the workshop, while 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:
November 11: contra dance
November 25: contra dance
December 3: English country dance

Zesty Contra and English Country Dances

We’re hosting two dances on the same weekend: a zesty contra on Saturday, September 30th, and an English country dance on Sunday, October 1st. Details for both dances are below.

The Zesty Contra:

Talent: Kalia Kliban calling to the music of The Swingin’ Chickens
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 8:00–11:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30 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)

30Sept_contraThis is a special zesty contra dance, with no newcomer’s orientation. Dances will be taught quickly, and dancers should be familiar with hey for four, Petronella turns, and contra corners. This is an evening for experienced dancers who want to dance with enthusiasm!

Kalia Kliban has been part of the Bay Area dance community since the mid-80s, performing and teaching contra and English country dance, along with many other styles. Her clear and humorous teaching style has gotten feet tapping at camps and gatherings in California and beyond.

The Swingin’ Chickens are Topher Gayle, Lee Anne Welch, and Rebecca King. Topher Gayle has played contra dances for over fifteen years, touring nationally with TheOpporTunists and locally with The Rosin Doctors. Lee Anne Welch is a sought-after contra dance fiddler who has played with several bands, including Luceo, Peak Nouveau, Balance & Swing, and Bandemonium! Rebecca King is a versatile dance pianist, conductor, and composer, whose strong classical training and love of jazz shows in her rhythmic and lyric piano accompaniments.

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.

 

The English Country Dance:

  • Talent: Kalia Kliban calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2017
  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30 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)

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We are so fortunate to have some of the best calling talent in the world near us! Those who attended last month were treated to a fabulous program by Bruce Hamilton. This Sunday, we continue the energy and enthusiasm with yet another of the country’s top callers, Kalia Kliban! Quite Carried Away provides the perfectly matched music, with Kathrine Gardner filling in for David Wright this month.

This dance is the second of our two special “Bring a Friend for Free” dances. This is a perfect time to bring along one new dancer (or several!) — each regular dancer may bring one first-time attendee for free. All first-timers are still eligible to receive a coupon for half off their next dance if they attend our introductory session at 2:30, a half hour before the dance. So bring a snack to share at the dance, and bring a friend for free!


For more information on either dance and lost and found, call Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

Upcoming events:
October 14: potluck and contra dance
October 28: family (afternoon) and Halloween (evening) contra dances
November 5: English country dance

September 10th English country dance

  • Talent: Bruce Hamilton calling to the music of Quite Carried Away
  • Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30 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)

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Everyone’s favorite caller, Bruce Hamilton, has created a program of both familiar and new dances made all the more pleasurable by the melodious harmonies provided by our house band, Quite Carried Away. As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary. 

Our September and October English country dances will be special “Bring a Friend for Free” dances. This is a perfect time to bring along one new dancer (or several). Each regular dancer may bring one first-time attendee for free. All first-timers are still eligible to receive a coupon for half off their next dance if they attend our introductory session that begins at 2:30 pm. So bring a snack to share at the dance, and bring a friend for free!

For more information, and lost and found, call Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

Upcoming events:
September 15-17: Echo Summit Dance Camp 
September 23: contra dance 
September 30: zesty contra dance 
October 1: English country dance 

August 6th English country dance

Talent: Bob Fraley calling to the music of Bill and Susan Jensen with Kathrine Gardner
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time: 3:00-6:00 pm, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30 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)
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Caller Bob Fraley is coming all the way from Oregon to bring us a program that complements the melodious harmonies of our own Quite Carried Away. While our house band is scattered to the four winds, we welcome Palo Alto musicians (and dancers!) Bill and Susan Jensen, together with Kathrine Gardner on fiddle.

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 2:30 pm 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:
August 12: contra dance
August 26: contra dance Community Band Night
September 10: English country dance (note: 2nd Sunday)