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Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops
December 31, 2018 — December 30, 2019


7:30 - 10:00 pm
Admission: $7
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

English Country Dance Series

Like a contra dance, each English Country dance is made up of short, fun, easy-to-learn figures. What really sets it apart is the music. It can be slow and elegant (dance like a Queen!) or quick and lively (dance like a Duke!) There is a definite air of sophistication and romance. More ballroom. Less barn.

The dances are held in the historic Keith House, with its beautiful wood floor, from 7:30 pm until 10:00pm. The first half of the evening consists of easy dances suitable for everyone, and all the figures will be taught. If you are a beginner and want to learn what English Country dancing is all about, be sure to come to the first half. The second half will include slightly more challenging dances for those with more dance experience."

Callers: Carl Dreher & Bob Dalsemer
Violin and piano music by Margie McDonald & Gretchen Mims

TIME: 7:30 - 10:00pm
LOCATION: Keith House, Community Room

2019 DATES:
January 19
February 16
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 22
July 27
August 17
September 14
October 12
November 16
No dance in December

December 21, 2019


Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Annual Holiday Contra/Square Dance & Dessert Potluck 2019

Come celebrate the holidays with us on the dance floor!

Free admission!
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Holiday treats potluck! Bring your favorite refreshment to share.

The calling and music will be a splendid array of local talent. Guest callers welcome (If you are interested in calling let us know in advance by emailing ted@folkschool.org).

Beginners, couples and singles are welcome.

December 26, 2019 — December 31, 2019


$10 for evening dances, December 26-30
$15 for New Year's Eve Dance Party, December 31
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Winter Dance Week Evening Dances

Evening dances during Winter Dance Week are open to our local dance community. There will be a mix of contras, squares and English country dances. Dances start at 8 p.m. and are $10 per dancer, per night, with the exception of the New Year's Eve Dance which is $15. Experienced contra dancers only.

December 26-29 - 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $10

December 30 - 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission : $10

New Year's Eve Dance!
December 31 - 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Admission: $15

December 26, 2019 — January 1, 2020


Standard Tuition: $398
Local Tuition: Call Office
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Winter Dance Week

Ring in the New Year at the Folk School! This popular year-end traditional dance and music celebration will feature American contras & squares and English country dancing with glorious live music, along with rapper and long-sword dance workshops, group singing, jam sessions, and more. Winter Dance Week offers a unique combination of top-notch callers, teachers, and musicians - along with beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A Gala New Year's Eve Party and New Year's morning breakfast end the week. Visit the "Dance Events" page of our website in spring/summer for more detailed information on instructors, musicians, and class sessions.

SKILL LEVEL: Participants should have previous contra dance and/or English country dance experience (such as our "Learn to Contra Dance" weekend class, being offered November 22-24, 2019). Limited work exchange scholarships are available.

Phone the office or email info@folkschool.org to request a scholarship application.

Click here to Register for Winter Dance Week 2019

April 24, 2020 — April 26, 2020


Tuition: $212
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

English Country Dance Weekend

Experience the joy of English country dancing from the "Playford" dances of the 17th and 18th centuries to the village dances collected during the 20th century, as well as many inventive contemporary dances in English style by choreographers from England, America, and Europe.

All dancing will be to glorious live music by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Kate Barnes, & Jacqueline Schwab). Previous English country experience is required. Tuition: $212

You will love this fun weekend of great dancing, beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Tuition is $212 plus housing and meals in a variety of options.

Some previous contra, international folk, or English Country dance experience is highly recommended for this weekend. This is not a beginner weekend.

For further program information email at dance@folkschool.org.

For questions about registration, room and board and travel, call 1-800-FOLK-SCH or see our web site: www.folkschool.org.

Instructor, Kalia Kliban has been an active part of the vibrant California Bay Area traditional dance community since the mid-80s. She performs, dances, and teaches morris, longsword, English and American clogging, English country dance, and contra, and she is known for a relaxed, welcoming calling style and clear and concise teaching. Kalia has taught and called at camps and events across the country.


Click here to Register for English Country Dance Weekend 2020


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