Mar 20 Playford Ball Workshop

March 20 Playford Ball Workshop

  • Talent: Calling by Alisa Dodson; Music by Charlie Hancock and Maggie Moore
  • Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016
  • Time: 2:30 – 5:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • $12 for adults

Special Program:  Caller Alisa Dodson, who is also a member of the BACDS Playford Ball Committee, will review all the dances in the upcoming Ball program.  In order to experience the lengthy ball program and also have time to work on the more challenging dances, the pace of the afternoon will be more lively than usual.  This is not a dance for beginners!  We will NOT be offering an Introductory Session for first-timers before this dance (please bring your first-timer friends to the next regular dance on April 3).  Regardless of whether you intend to go to the Playford Ball, this Sunday’s dance is a wonderful opportunity to learn or review many dances in one afternoon.

Special Music:  We are honored to have Charlie Hancock on keyboard and Maggie Moore on violin for this special dance.

Special Price, Time, and Location:  Special program admission is $12.  The dance runs from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.  We will begin dancing promptly at 2:30 p.m.–please plan to arrive a few minutes early to change shoes and check in so that we can start the program on time!

Alisa Dodson & Charlie Hancock

Alisa Dodson & Charlie Hancock

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

 

Feb 7 English Country Dance

Alisa Dodson calling to the music of Quite Carried Away (David Wright, Susan Jones, Arlene Jamar, Sandy Westfall, Jane Kostka, Martin Lodahl and Dick Holdstock)

Alisa Dodson & Quite Carried Away

Alisa Dodson & Quite Carried Away

  • Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

Yes, this is Super Bowl Sunday. Wouldn’t you rather be dancing? Alisa will feature a couple of the fun dances that Kalia Kliban introduced to our group at the December Holiday Tea.

Beginning this Sunday, we’ll be offering a short caller coaching session with our visiting experienced caller. Anyone interested may attend. The caller will share information on one aspect of calling, followed by time for questions. Join the caller immediately after the final waltz.

One of our dancers has offered to prepare a new edition of our dancer roster. Any dancer who wishes to be listed in the roster may fill out a form at the welcome table. Participation is optional, but provides an opportunity to share your location and/or contact information with other dancers to facilitate carpooling and other connections.

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 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!

 

July 5 English Country Dance


Join your fellow fans of elegant yet fun English Contra Dance in Roseville this Sunday, July 5. Alisa Dodson of Murphys will be calling, and our very own Quite Carried Away will provide the live music for our dancing pleasure.

  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for full-time college students; $5 for high school and younger; $25 maximum per family.


If you saw the couple dancing in any of the Jane Austen movies such as “Pride and Prejudice,” you saw English Country Dancing. If you can walk, and know the difference between left and right, you can do these same dances!

As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary.  If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please ask them to come at 2:30 for the “Introduction to Basics” mini workshop that precedes the dance.  First-timers attending the “Introduction to Basics” workshop receive a coupon for half-off at their next dance! It’s always lovely when people bring a snack to share!