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Come dancing on Friday 4/26/19 with the band, Over the Moon and caller, Seth Tepfer. The band lineup includes: Dave Marcus (concertina), Robbin Marcus (piano), Robin Behn [from Waxwing] (flute, whistle), with guest Géraud Barralon (acoustic bass), for a combination of rhythm/acoustics/energy to keep you and many friends moving on to the music. Here's Seth Tepfer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUzBHwGrbY Come early at 7:30 PM for the free warm-up lesson and have fun with a group of casual, friendly people at the Decatur Recreation Center, on the East side of Atlanta. No partner or experience needed - every dance is taught. Just $10 / $5 students w/ ID, via cash, check or cc/Venmo will get you in the door, so this has to be one of the best entertainment bargains in town! Visit http://www.contradance.org for more info. See you there ... !
1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday contra dances are held at "Messiah Lutheran" in Decatur, GA. Each Tuesday dance has a core band and is open-calling & open-band. Come experience a mid-week, smaller dance & more casual atmosphere... with snacks! Tue. 4/30/19, the core band is Peavine Creek (Leslie Caldwell (fiddle), Albert Smith (fiddle), John Anderson (banjo, harmonica), Peter Jenkins (guitar), Pat Powers (bass)). The Host & main caller is Deanna Palumbo. All dances are taught; no special intro needed. Admission is $5 for sit-in band, callers & dancers. Messiah Lutheran is on the corner of Erie and Clairemont. Parking lot is accessible off Erie. Park behind the church and enter through the metal door that says, "Office". Visit http://www.contradance.org for more info. See you there ... !
Cis Hinkle calling to the LIVE music of Brasstown Folk School Band (Margie McDonald (fiddle), Bill Porter (flute), Gretchen Wurth (piano)) 1:30PM - 2:00PM Basics of English Country Dance Workshop (Newcomers and those interested in a refresher are should attend this session) 2:00PM - 5:00 PM ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE (with a break for refreshments) Admission: $9.00 No experience or dance partner necessary! Please come and invite your friends. Bring Rubber-soled shoes. About English Country Dancing (ECD): ECD is considered to be the precursor to American contra and square dancing and has similar moves. It's a form of couple dancing that has earliest documented instances in the mid-16th century and is notably featured in the life and works of Jane Austen. ECD is commonly danced to classical music, and is done in short sets or long lines up and down the hall. Couples may progress along the lines, dancing with other couples as they go.