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Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops
January 1, 2019 — December 30, 2019

Time:
Admission:

7-8 pm
Free Admission
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Tuesday Night Contra & Square Dances

Come dance with us almost every Tuesday night of the year!

Contra & Square dancing from 7-8pm in the Community Room of Keith House with a dance caller and live music. Free Admission and open to the public. An especially friendly and approachable evening for beginners.


January 1, 2019 — December 31, 2019

Time:
Admission:

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
ADMISSION: $7
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


February 23, 2019

Time:
Admission:

8-11pm
Admission $7
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE WITH Fred Park & Ed Baggot & Elsie Peterson

Fred Park has been calling dances for more than 35 years. Be it a regular community dance, a special event or an educational environment, you will find an energetic and eclectic approach to fun in his calling.

Huntsville, AL duo, Ed Baggott and Elsie Peterson on fiddle and piano have been playing dances across the country for well over a decade. They combine music from both traditional and contemporary sources and bring a unique, rich, and unusually diverse repertoire of tunes to the dance floor.

Beginners, singles and couples welcome.

Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.


March 9, 2019

Time:
Admission:

8-11pm
Admission $7
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE WITH Bob Dalsemer and Jim & Owen Morrison

Bob has been calling square, contra, and English country dances for more than 40 years. He has called throughout the U.S. and in Canada, England, Denmark, Belgium, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Bob's original dance compositions are danced at contra dances throughout the country.

Jim began a lifelong investigation of Southeastern dance traditions while an intern/student teacher at the Folk School in 1968. After moving to Charlottesville, VA, in the late '70s, he extended the search, finding and recording many still-vital flatfoot and square dance customs. His wide range of dance and music interests also includes morris dance and Irish sets.

Owen grew up surrounded by traditional music and dance of all sorts in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a teenager, he discovered a love of both playing the guitar and dancing Irish sets. Currently residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he now makes his living accompanying fiddlers and dancers around the country and abroad.

Beginners, singles and couples welcome.

Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.


March 23, 2019

Time:
Admission:

8-11pm
Admission $7
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Clinton Ross w/ Susan Conger & Laurie Fisher

Clinton Ross is a North Carolina native who learned to contra dance and call in East Tennessee. He has traveled the country calling contras and squares and loves sharing the joy of contra dancing with new and experienced dancers alike.

Susan grew up playing classical violin, but as an adult was drawn to fiddle tunes she heard while contra dancing. In 1987 she followed the tunes and dances to western Massachusetts. Susan teaches fiddle and classical violin and plays for contra, English, and Scandinavian dancing. She is editor of "Along the River," a collection of modern New England dance tunes, and has been on staff at various dance camps and festivals from New England to Seattle.

Multi-talented Laurie Fisher has been wending her musical mercenary way for the past 28 years. A self proclaimed 'Jill of many instruments, master of none', she calls dances, plays and instructs multiple instruments and musical styles.

Beginners, singles and couples welcome.

Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.

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