April 22nd Anniversary Dance

Join us on Saturday night for our 31st anniversary celebration, with calling by Kalia Kliban and a special guest band from the Bay area, featuring Jon Berger, Noel Cragg, and Shira Kammen. This evening will be a celebration of all of the dance types supported by our organization, including contra, English, squares, and other unusual formations. There will be a potluck dinner before the dance, and cake will be served at the break to celebrate our anniversary. The donation is $12 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check).
Apr22_contraWe’ll kick off the night’s festivities with a community potluck, starting at 6:30 pm in the Nevada City Room of the Coloma Community Center. Please bring a dish to share and serving utensils. You may also bring your own table setting to save on disposables.
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. She called our 30th Anniversary Dance last year, beautifully blending contra and English dance styles to showcase the best of these traditional dance forms.
Jon Berger is an astonishing fiddler and button accordion player, who has toured with Tempest, recorded with multiple groups, and plays with passion and drive for both English and contra dances. Noel Cragg plays jazzy, swinging English and contra dance tunes. Master of piano and squeezebox, Noel brings a shot of brilliant energy to everything he plays. Multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen has spent over half her life exploring early folk and celtic music and has performed and taught throughout the world.
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.  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 29: zesty contra dance – for experienced dancers
May 6 & 7: Spring Dance Weekend, English country dance
May 13: intermediate waltz workshop & contra dance

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.

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.