Sunday Feb 16 English Country Dance

Come join us for an afternoon of fun and dance in Sebastopol.  Local caller Gary Thomas will delight us with lively and majestic dances and we'll enjoy the wonderful live music of Anne Goess (violin), Erik Ievins (cello) and Judy Linsenberg (recorders).  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: 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

    Wonderful afternoon of dancing. Got a chance to try 4 of dances on our upcoming June ball program. That was fun!

    February 17, 2014

  • Ariadna B.

    Hi Elizabeth! I had a fabulous time. Thank you and everyone for making me feel so welcome.
    Did anyone find and or turn in a silver bracelet with a butterfly type clasp and purple clear beads. I seem to have lost it, it means alot to me because I made it. Thank you

    February 16, 2014

    • Elizabeth G

      Ariadna, it was great meeting you and dancing with you yesterday. I hope you join us again; you will be a wonderful addition to the group. You certainly caught on quickly and looked at ease & having fun! Have a wonderful week, and hope to see you on March 2nd.

      February 17, 2014

    • Elizabeth G

      oh, on your bracelet, I will pass on this message to Kathy & Tom who are the dance managers, so would have the lost and found from the dance.

      February 17, 2014

  • Ariadna B.

    This will be my first time to do this dancing.

    February 16, 2014

  • Ariadna B.

    This will be my first time to do this dancing.

    February 16, 2014

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