Barb & Dan Seppeler are delighted to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a free English Country dance on Saturday, August 2 at First Baptist Church on Allens Creek Rd. Jacqueline Schwab, principal pianist with Bare Necessities and a performer on the soundtracks for several Ken Burns documentaries, will be providing music for the dance.
We have a very special opportunity to have Jacqueline conduct 2 master classes: one for musicians and a second for callers on the afternoon of Correction: Sunday, August 3rd. Her knowledge of traditional music and dance is extensive. These classes will be valuable to musicians and callers of either form of country dance. The cost to participants will be $15 per workshop. You may register through our payment page here on cdrochester.org. Or by calling (315) 573-4076 or e-mailing DSeppeler@gmail.com. Enrollment limited to 15 per workshop.View Previous Announcements
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Sherry Nevins
Band: Over and Under
Sherry Nevins is coming from Seattle to call for us. Come find out what dances are popular on the Left coast!
Over and Under is a long-time favorite local band.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
Band: Eric Rounds, Mark Henry and Brian Williams
Great local musicians will be on stage tonight with the easy-to-dance-to, wonderful-to-listen-to music. Tom and Myra are Canadian callers, who specialize in leading dances for all ages and levels of experience. They bring people together on the dance floor with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of fun.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Fern Bradley
Serendipity is Molly Jaynes, fiddle, Laurie Williams, flute, and Barb Seppeler, keyboard. Fern Bradley has been part of the mid-Atlantic and New England dance scene for more than 25 years. New dancers and experienced dancers alike appreciate her relaxed teaching style, warm voice, and her knack for choosing dances that are just the right fit for the mix of dancers on the floor. What could be better than dancing to live music? Come on out and join us.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Sharon Perry
Welcome Back to Megan and Charlie Beller with John Wobus! Stle and improvisation, this group brings an excitement to dances not to be missed. One of our local favorites, Sharon Perry, will be calling tonight.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: David Eisenstadter
Jane Knoeck on keyboards, Rachel Bell on accordion, and Tom Santarsiero on guitar, mandolin and banjo. This trio of amazing musicians plays music with a sophisticated French accent: wacky, unconventional, quirky and energetic, their music is always fun and danceable. We welcome back David Eisenstadtler who called for us in July. We truly enjoyed his dances and can’t wait to hear what he brings us this month.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Rochester Caller’s Collective
Come celebrate Peggy’s Birthday with us!
Tempest featuring swinging guitar by Chuck Abell and high-energy fiddling by Tim Ball. The callers (Sharon Perry, Chuck Abell, Margaret Mathews, Maxine McDonald, and Bob Fabinski) are a local group of callers who meet regularly in the Dempsey living room to try out new dances and practice calling skills. And tonight, which just happens to be Peggy Dempsey’s birthday, is the perfect evening to celebrate birthdays, dancing, calling, dynamic musicians, and our great community. Don’t miss this dance!
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Margaret Mathews
Band: The Esteemed Clams
A perfect match with music and caller tonight. While some callers get caught up in trance-like old time music, Margaret knows and plays the tunes herself, and will call great dances that are perfect for the music. The Esteemed Clams play lively old-time music with Kathy Vandemortel on fiddle, Stephen Bland on banjo and Fred Filbrich on bass.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Joyce Rossbach
Band: Eileen Nicholson and Eric Anderson
Joyce is visiting after a long absence from Rochester. You might remember her great repertoire of fun dances, her southern wit, and her buoyant style. After working as Director of the Augusta Heritage Center for 5 years, she’ll bring fun and surprises to our hall. A classic combination of traditional music provided by Eileen Nicholson, a fantastic fiddler from Syracuse, and Eric Anderson, an amazing piano player from Seattle.View Previous Events From This Category
UPCOMING English DANCES
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - English Dance
Caller: Dan Seppeler
Beautiful music on flute and piano from Laurie Williams and Barb Seppeler. Both Dan & Barb should both be full of new material and new energy after attending the New London Assembly earlier in the month.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - English Dance
Callers: Dan Seppeler, Val Medve & Tom Amesse
Band: Jacqueline Schwab
A very special event with the pianist for Bare Necessities and one of the premier English country dance musicians in the country. Dancing for all starting at 4 pm Saturday afternoon, then dinner, then more dancing 6:30 – 9:30. All at First Baptist and free (a gift to the ECD community from Barb & Dan Seppeler). Save the date!
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - English Dance
Workshops with Jacqueline Schwab
A callers’ workshop 2:30 – 5 pm, and a musicians’ workshop 6 – 8:30 pm, both with Jacqueline at First Baptist. $15 per session, limit of 15 attendees. See announcement above for how to register. No regular dance this evening — come to the dance on Saturday afternoon instead.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - English Dance
Caller: David Smukler
Band: Happy Endings
A master caller tonight, and sparkling music from Eileen Nicholson, Rachel Bell & Jane Knoeck. Their joy in making music together is infectious!
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - English Dance
Caller: Dan Seppeler
A popular band and a popular caller! It’s also Ice Cream Sunday night.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - English Dance
Caller: Richard Sauvain
Band: Buckingham Palace Players
One of our newest musical ensembles, led by Dick Bolt, and rich with instruments (2 violins, cello, oboe & piano). We’ll be doing mostly dances that are old favorites.View Previous Events From This Category