Apr 23 Contra & English Country Anniversary Dance

April 23 Anniversary Dance

  • Talent: Kalia Kliban calling to the music of Jacqueline Schwab & Michelle Levy
  • Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Time: 8:00PM – 11:00PM, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:30PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

Please join us for our 30th anniversary celebration, featuring calling by Kalia Kliban and special guest musicians Michelle Levy from the Bay area and Jacqueline Schwab from Massachusettes. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm before the evening dance. Please bring a food item (not dessert) with serving utensils to share. We will provide plates, napkins, utensils and cake! Bring your own beverage.

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The dance this evening will include both contra dance and English Country Dance. Kalia Kliban is at ease calling both contra dance and English Country Dance. Jacqueline Schwab & Michelle Levy are equally at ease, playing with elegance and drive. You can print the SCDS 30th Anniversary Flier for yourself or to share with friends and co-workers.

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.

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.

 

March 6 English Country Dance

March 6 English Country Dance

  • Talent: Lise Dyckman calling to the music of Quite Carried Away (David Wright, Susan Jones, Arlene Jamar, Sandy Westfall, Jane Kostka, Martin Lodahl and Dick Holdstock)
  • Date: Sunday, March 6, 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

Those of us who came to the January 3rd dance had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year with caller Lise Dyckman. Lise returns this Sunday, March 6, to lead us in another smile-filled afternoon of English Country Dancing! Since she is this year’s caller for the BACDS Playford Ball, it’s a good guess that Lise will bring us some of the dances from the Ball program, along with other gems. Our very own “Quite Carried Away” will provide live music for our dancing pleasure.

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Lise Dyckman and Quite Carried Away

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!

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!

 

January 3 English Country Dance

Start your year right with the first English Country Dance of the year.

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

  • Date: Sunday, January 3, 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
Lise Dyckman and Quite Carried Away

Lise Dyckman and Quite Carried Away

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!

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

December 6 Annual Holiday Tea and English Country Dance

It’s time to look through those favorite baking and finger food recipes for the special yummie you’d like to bring.  And with Kalia Kliban as Dancing Mistress, this is sure to be a delectable afternoon of new and familiar dances as well as edible delights! The Holiday Tea Committee has planned some special surprises–and PRIZES!–for your pleasure!

  • Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
  • Time: 3:00 – 7:00PM, 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

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!

Quite Carried Away: http://www.sactocds.org/wp/english-country-dance/talent/quite-carried-away/

More information? Call Susan or David at 916-739-8906, or email info@sactocds.org

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Kalia Kliban

Quite Carried Away

Quite Carried Away

Holiday Tea and Dance, December 6

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Coming up in December is The Annual Holiday Tea and Dance, hosted by the English Country Dance wing of SCDS.

Please put the date on your calendar or refrigerator, and stay tuned for more details. This event, along with our Annual Dance in April and New Years Eve in December, are our biggest and most fun events of the year.

Kalia Kliban, from Sebastopol, but a favorite caller in Roseville, will be joining us, with music by the ever-wonderful Quite Carried Away.

November 1 English Country Dance

Regardless of whether the dance “Come Let’s Be Merry” (c. 1727) will be on the program this coming Sunday, November 1,  we can guarantee that there will be a lot of merriment!  And also MARYment~~as we welcome Mary Luckhardt who will be calling to the ever-popular musicians of Quite Carried Away.

  • Date: November 1, 2015
  • 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

It’s always lovely when people bring a snack to share!

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!

 

More information? Call Susan or David at 916-739-8906 or email info@sactocds.org

October 4 English Country Dance

This coming Sunday, October 4, should be our first official dance of the Fall Season, but tell the weatherman that!  Regardless, it’s gonna be a special day!  Caller Alan Winston has programmed several brand-new-to-our-group dances, along with familiar favorites.  With the perfectly matched harmonies provided by the “magnificent seven” musicians of Quite Carried Away, it’ll be a day not to miss!

Alan Winston & Quite Carried Away

Alan Winston & Quite Carried Away

  • Date: October 4, 2015
  • 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

It’s always lovely when people bring a snack to share!

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!

 

Special English Country Dance

Our dancers–including you!–have been invited to participate in a very special English Country Dance workshop on Sunday, September 26, that is being sponsored by the El Dorado International Dancers.  Why is this such a special opportunity? Two reasons: the workshop is being taught by Bruce Hamilton, who is in demand all over the world because of his calling and instructional skills; and the music is being provided by Rebecca King and Jon Berger, two of the most prominent ECD musicians in the country!

Please note that this is a workshop for experienced dancers–this is not designed for dancers new to English Country Dance. Also, because of the size of the dance space, the workshop can only accommodate 40 dancers. To assure yourself a spot, please get your payment to Karen Sandler by September 19. To sign up after that date, you’ll need to contact Karen to find out if there is still space.

Note: This is not a Sacramento Country Dance Society event, but we think our dancers will enjoy it.
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