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Sunday Jan 19 English Country Dance

Come join us for an afternoon of fun and dance in Sebastopol.  Bay  Area caller Alan Winston will delight us with lively and majestic dances and well enjoy the wonderful live music of Jon Berger (violin), Michael Siemon (concertina) and Laurie Reaume (piano).  New dancers always welcome. 

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:

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.

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  • Elizabeth G

    Hi Karen, as Tom said, we usually have 20-30 dancers at our dances and it's very sociable. look forward to meeting & dancing with you tomorrow!

    January 18, 2014

  • Karen V.

    Hi, I'm anxious to dance with this group, but am wondering if only 3 are attending the dance in Sebastopol on sunday, is that enough people for this kind of dancing?

    January 17, 2014

    • Tom S.

      Karen, Only a few of the English Country dancers regularly notify their attendance on the Meetup site. We will probably have between 20 and 30 dancers tomorrow and will welcome you to join us. If you have danced English Country Dance before you will recognize much of the program. If you are new to ECD you may wish to show up at 1:45 for an introduction.

      January 18, 2014

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