We dance mostly New England style contras and other traditional styles every Thursday at Covenant United Methodist Church. We offer an easy and friendly pre-dance lesson every week at about 7:40 or so for newcomers.

UPCOMING Contras

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Eric Rounds
Band: Jim Kimball leads the Geneseo String Band

ALTERNATE LOCATION TONIGHT!  Tonight’s dance will be held in the wonderful old Grange Hall in Webster:  Harmony House, 58 E. Main Street, Webster.

Jim Kimball is a long-time fiddler whose love for traditional music,  especially music that has its roots in New York, has made him the “leader of the band” for many years.  The Geneseo String Band is a collection of able, enthusiastic musicians who play upbeat music which connects us to the tradition of a community dance. Eric Rounds is a great caller with a fantastic repertoire of dances.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Sharon Perry
Band:  Doolin O’Dey

Woo hoo!  Doolin O’Dey plays an exciting mix of traditional and original Gaelic inspired music on violin, guitar, celtic whistles, octave mandolin, uilleann pipes, and/or keyboard.  Jerry Drumheller with Nora Starr and Susan Murphy from Ithaca. Sharon Perry is a local favorite!

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Nancy Spero
Band: Andrew VanNorstrand, Eileen Nicholson and Rachel Bell

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Chuck Abell
Band: Giant Robot Dance

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: David Colestock!
Band: Eric Rounds and Mark Henry

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Chuck Abel and Tim Ball

We dance every Thursday; bring your friends and have a great time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Sharon Perry
Band: Gallimaufry!

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

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English Country dances are held every Sunday (except 5th Sundays) at First Baptist Church. Pre-dance intro to English dancing session offered at 6:10 pm for newcomers.

 

UPCOMING English DANCES

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Dan Seppeler
Band: Laurie Williams & Barb Seppeler

Passionate music on flute and piano, and an energetic caller with an appetite for new dances.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - Jane Austen Ball Practice

Caller: Lisa Brown & Leslie Phillips
Band: Pat Hanley

Ball prep session #3, in which we practice whatever people need the most help on.  3:30 – 5:30 pm at First Baptist, $5.  If you can’t make this one, there are still two more on the Ball weekend itself.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: Chopped Arugula

Rich music on violin, flute, piano & bass from a quartet of long-time Rochester dance musicians: Mike Hoeschele, Silvia Sörensen, Roger Cass & Fred Filbrich. Bob’s confident and helpful presence will ensure a pleasant evening.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Jane Austen Ball Practice

Caller: Judi Rivkin
Band: Serendipity

3 – 5:30 pm at First Baptist — come learn or get more practice on the dances to be done at the Jane Austen Ball the next day!  Potluck to follow.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Experienced English Dance

Caller: Various
Band: Serendipity

An evening of challenging but rewarding dances and old favorites, 7 – 10 pm at First Baptist. Solid familiarity with English country dancing assumed — basic figures will not be taught and walk-throughs will be minimal. Dances taught by a cavalcade of regional callers.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Jane Austen Ball

Caller: Judi Rivkin
Band: Frivolity

Review of Ball dances 10 am – noon, buffet lunch, Ball from 2 – 5:30 pm.  Preregistration required, no tickets available at door.

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