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Sun Nov 17 English Country Dance

  • Nov 17, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Come join us in Sebastopol - Live music, traditional and new dances - a great afternoon of fun and dance!  New dancers always welcome. 

Caller: Annie Laskey

Band: Rebecca King (piano), Judy Linsenberg (recorder), Marilyn Simpson (violin) 

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

    I agree with Bill. A fun mix of dances and the music was superb. We are very lucky to have such talented musicians for our dances. A wonderful Sunday afternoon!

    November 17, 2013

  • Bill L.

    Exceptional music today. LA Guest caller, Annie Laske, kept a varied bill of dances coming up for us. Fine congenial crowd: regulars, (which always includes some SF'ers and East Bay'ers) plus folks who attended last night's Fall Ball in S'Mateo - I suppose the furtherest travelled was from Seattle. GOOD TIMES!

    November 17, 2013

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