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Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

Please join us for a Country Dancers of Rochester End-of-Year Party!

Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
At: Kate’s house, 555 Winona Blvd, Rochester, NY 14617

It’s an OPEN HOUSE.  No RSVP required ~ Everyone welcome
Bring a treat to share!
Contact kate@cdrochester.org with questions.

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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, December 18, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Sharon Perry
Band:  The Oxys

Sharon Perry is one of our favorite local callers, with an ever-expanding repertoire of great dances!

The Oxys!, aka the self-described “New Original” Oxymorons. Started in 1992, the band has had various personnel over the years, but tonight will have the starting lineup of Chris DeGolyer, Mark Dumont, Jeff Folkins, and Bob Berch playing tunes in the “new tradition”.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Contra Dance

NO Dance

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   The Rochester Callers’ Collective
Band:  Happy Endings!

Come to the FirstNight dance on January 1 to start to fulfill those pesky New Year Resolutions for more exercise and more fun!  Jane Knoeck, Eileen Nicholson, and Rachel Bell will provide most excellent music and our local Callers’ Collective will call fun dances.

Please note: starting 1/1/15, admission prices increase (because our costs have gone up).  We appreciate your understanding.

  • General admission: $9
  • Members & students: $8
  • Youth under 17 (accompanied by a responsible adult): $2
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Eric Rounds and Mark Henry

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Rachel McCandliss
Band:  A Wonderful Band playing live music in our hall

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Chuck Abell
Band:  Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand

Come join Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand with Chuck Abell, to prepare for Flurry!

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller: Eric Rounds
Band: Montage

What could be better than dancing to live music from our Gallic friends? Montage is Tom Santarsiero, Rachel Bell, and Jane Knoeck; always fun and delightful. Eric Rounds brings decades of experience to Contra for a great teaching style. Come on out and join us.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Margaret Mathews
Band:  Wild Root String Band

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

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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, December 21, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Laurel Sharp & Jane Knoeck

What a treat for late December.  A mellow and funny caller, with sparkling music from Laurel’s impressive array of wind instruments and Jane’s skilled piano playing. It’s also Cookie Night!

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Serendipity (Tim Ball, Laurie Williams & Barb Seppeler)

Our elegant celebration of a year of great dancing, the Turning of the Year Ball, in a spectacular dance space in the historic Jonathan Child House, 35 S. Washington St.  7 – 10 pm, $20 ($15 students / low income). See flyer. Details, driving directions, etc. are on second page.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Chopped Arugula

Molly Jaynes (violin), Silvia Sorensen (flute), Mark Henry (piano), & Fred Filbrich (bass) making the music for this first English dance of the New Year.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Barb & Laurie play beautifully together, and Dan will satisfy your urge for novelty with his amazing ability to learn and teach new dances.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain & Dan Seppeler
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Our annual Favorites Night, with a program chosen from dances that have been awarded a generous number of favorites votes by our dancers.  Superb music from three of the area’s most experienced dance musicians.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Joanna Reiner
Band:  Serendipity

We’re lucky to have one of the country’s finest callers with us at this dance.  Joanna is known for the clarity and intelligence of her dance leading. Note that this dance is on SATURDAY.  Don’t miss it — you will learn a lot and have fun.

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