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Sebastopol Contra Preceded by Intermediate Waltz Workshop

How much fun can you have in one evening of dancing?

North Bay Country Dance is sponsoring a series of "Double Bubble" dances in Sebastopol this quarter.  You can  "double your pleasure, double your fun" at these dances because each one will feature two musical activities. 

First bubble:  Intermediate Waltz Workshop from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.  Andy Westbom will be our teacher.  Whether you are an advanced beginner or an experienced dancer  you can expect to learn a few neat tricks from Andy.  The cost is only $4.00 for this workshop so cancel your date with Arthur Murray and come on over to Wischemann Hall.

Second bubble:  Contra dance with Whimsical playing and Kelsey Hartmann calling. 


 Whimsical is Debra Tayleur  (piano), Janette Duncan (fiddle), Beth Christiansen (cello); Roxanne Oliva (accordion). 

 The contra dance band "Whimsical" is a master of  many styles.  (Celtic, Classical, Quebecois, Klezmer, Cajun, and more) .   They are at once mighty and feminine. 

At once " mighty and feminine" , good words also to begin to describe our caller, Kelsey Hartmann.  Other words include:  "creative", "clear" and "bright".  



NOTE: 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 a half hour before the contra 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 7:30.
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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