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English Country Dance

You're invited to join us for our regular 1st Sunday of the month dance! 

Caller:  Energetic and fun Sharon Green

Band:  A wonderful blending of Jon Berger on violin, Rebecca King on piano & Dan Reynolds on double bass.

Admission: $10.00; $12.00 non-members; $7.00 young adults/financial hardship; $2.00 kids. 

Contact person: Kathy Woeltjen

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Please help NBCDS conserve resources by bringing your own water bottles/mugs to dances. Scent-free dancing is greatly appreciated as many have severe allergies. Parents, all non–dancing children must be supervised.

More info: www.nbcds.org

BEGINNERS are welcome! Please join us for a free lesson 15 minutes before the dance begins to learn the basic moves. Wear low, smooth-soled shoes, and loose, comfortable clothes. You can come alone or with a partner — our dances are friendly and inclusive, and you’ll probably end up dancing with most of the people in the hall. Remember: “if you can walk you can do this form of dance.”  Beginners lesson at 1:45.

About Our Dances: Contra and English Country Dance (ECD) are fun, easy to learn, and accompanied by live music. Before each dance, the caller teaches the dance and continues to prompt dancers as needed once the band starts. Because the pattern of moves is repeated often, you learn quickly. Very little footwork is required — just a smooth walking step. Contra dance music features fantastic fiddle tunes, driving Celtic rhythms, Cajun, old-timey and sometimes dashes of Eastern-European and swing. English Country dance music features lively jigs and reels, lyrical triple-time melodies and waltzes.

Dances are sponsored by the North Bay Country Dance Society, a non-profit organization that promotes and produces American and English Country Dance folk and ritual dancing, music and song in the Wine Country north of San Francisco (Sonoma & Marin counties) since 1992. www.nbcds.org

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  • Elizabeth G

    Music and selected dances were especially great today; we are so lucky to have such talent in our area! So glad to see the newcomers relaxed and enjoying themselves right along with everyone else. Thank you Sharon, Jon, Rebecca and Dan for creating a memorable dance!

    September 1, 2013

  • Bill L.

    John, Rebecca and Dan produced fine music (what else would you expect?) and Sharon lined up great dances and put them down with her accustomed clarity and zest. Some new dancers who added immensely to the fun - especially the 2 youngsters who fit right in with great glee. A good turnout, 'tho we had room enough to spread out and do the really big dances with style!

    September 1, 2013

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