April 8th Contra Dance

Note that the new donation goes into effect with this dance. Adults will now pay $12.

Talent: Talib Huff calling to the music of Conundrum
Date: Saturday, April 8, 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)

Talib Huff has been calling contra dances for over 20 years. He currently calls primarily in the Sacramento region and has led dances for local groups, schools wedding, festivals and dance communities. Conundrum is Debra Tayleur on piano, David Wright on fiddle and mandolin, Barry Angell on guitar, and Dell Eckels on percussion.

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30 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 info@sactocds.org

Upcoming events:
April 22: potluck and Anniversary Dance (contra & English country dancing – & cake!)
April 29: zesty contra dance – for experienced dancers
May 6-7: Spring Dance Weekend

 

Jan 30 Zesty Contra Dance (Fifth Saturday)

  • Lynn Ackerson calling to the music of Hot Cider (Rudy Darling, Barry Angell, and Rick Toles)
  • January 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

Lynn Ackerson

Lynn Ackerson

Lynn calls for us regularly, and brings concise calling with intriguing dances. We celebrated Ken Nilsson’s retirement for Hot Cider at our October dance, and this month we welcome a new configuration with Rick Toles).

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, 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 contra dance information, and contra lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email info@sactocds.org.

 

Jan 23 Contra Dance (Fourth Saturday)

  • Woody Lane calling to the music of Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, Lonna Whipple & Barry Angell)
  • January 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

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Woody Lane (caller) and Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, Barry Angell, Lonna Whipple)

Woody Lane is from Roseburg in southwestern Oregon. He’s been calling for more than 25 years. He says, “I love to call dances. Leading folks through patterns across the floor, synthesizing my voice with the dances and the lilting music — I am honored and proud to be the leader for such an evening.” Star Thistle plays contra-dances and Celtic, old-time, and other music. Star Thistle is Cheryl McKinney (keyboard), Barry Angell (mandolin and guitar), and Lonna Whipple (fiddle).

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, 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.