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Time to Renew!

September is membership month at CDR.  Members support traditional American and English social dance in the Rochester area, receive a $1 discount at our regular weekly dances, and will get to select the club officers at our annual meetings in September. Memberships run from October 1 for one year, through September 30.  Renew now for 2014-2015.

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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, September 18, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald
Band:  Casey Murray and Molly Jaynes

Maxine is our youngest Local caller with a great pair of young Local musicians: Casey Murray and Molly Jaynes

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: Coracree

From Philadelphia, we’ll have lively and playful music with the amazing Jane Rothfield on fiddle, Sarah Gowan on guitar, concertina, foot percussion, Allan Carr on bass & guitar, and Bill Quern on banjo and mandolin.  A true gentleman, the genial and attentive Bob Nicholson from Syracuse calls great dances and we’re always glad to see him in Rochester.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Chuck Abel
Band: Over and Under

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Joe Kwiatkowski
Band:  Mo’Contra

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Sarah VanNorstrand
Band:  Food For Thought

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Linda Leslie
Band:  Seaglass!!!

We dance every Thursday; bring your friends and have a great 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, September 14, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Serendipity

Hauntingly beautiful music from Laurie Williams on flute and Barb Seppeler on piano.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Boel Gidholm, Gordon Bonnet & John Wobus

Enjoy an Ithaca caller with a warm and witty way of getting dances across. Boel plays violin professionally and is co-artistic director of The Publick Musick. Two fine musicians from Ithaca add flute and piano to the mix.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Barb & Laurie return to play for Dan’s always intriguing selection of dances.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  TBA
Band:  TBA

English dances are the first four Sundays of every month. Usually.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  TBA
Band:  TBA

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  TBA
Band:  TBA

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard & Richard Sauvain
Band:  Happy Endings

Our Annual Masquerade Ball, the Saturday before Halloween.  A costume Ball at which you can wear whatever rings your bell! At First Baptist Church.  5:30 pm orientation for newcomers / review for anyone who wants it, Ball 6:30 – 9:30.  Cost $25.  This is a fund raiser for the English Country Dance series.  Happy Endings is Eileen Nicholson, Rachel Bell & Jane Knoeck.

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