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Sebastopol Contra Dance (Preceded by FREE Contra Dance Lesson)

Celebrate fall dancing to the music of our bright young band from Mendocino County.  Yes.  The Julian Trio plus One will make us all glad that autumn is here and we can dance with more abandon and less sweat than on the hot summer nights of August.  The four musicians of the Julian Trio Plus One are : 
Julian McClanahan (fiddle), Brad McClanahan (guitar), Darin Smith (cello), Michael Charnes(cittern).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: www.nbcds.org

BEGINNERS are welcome! Please join us for a free lesson a half hour 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 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. www.nbcds.org




$10 for members; $12 for non-members; $7 for adults under 26, FT students and any folks who need a break due to financial concerns; $2 for under 18's; free for kids 6 and under.

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  • Elaine

    The band was outstanding. We have watched the Julian Trio plus one mature from a local band to one that could go national. Kalia as usual was a fantastic caller. Many of you missed a great dance.

    1 · September 29, 2013

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