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Our English Country dance this weekend is on Friday! It runs 7 – 10 pm and is at the usual place.
Thanksgiving Dance Festival attendees, let us know what you think on our brief Festival survey. Thanks!
It’s done. We’ve danced, we’ve visited, and we’ve had a great time. But now our annual dance weekend is over. Many thanks to Maivish and Tunescape for powering the fun. With Adina Gordon and Katy Heine in the driver’s seat, we enjoyed super dancing. And bless all the volunteers who came together to organize the weekend, set up and take down the site. Reminisce on the Festival page. Ahhh!
Now that you’re done dancing, let us know what you think on our brief Festival survey. Thanks!
The 30th Annual Rochester Thanksgiving Dance Weekend is less then a month away! We’re excited to be offering another great line up this year. It will be a rockin’ good time with:
- Contras and English with Maivish and Tunescape
- Calling by Adina Gordon and Katy Heine
- a French workshop with Werner Ceusters
- organized jams, a silent auction, food and tons of fun!
Get all the details at our web site.
The Oct. 20 English dance will be at Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd., NOT at First Baptist. Usual time: 6:30 – 9:30. Help spread the word!
CDR Members get $1 off dance admissions and the satisfaction of supporting traditional American and English social dancing in Rochester. Memberships run from October 1 for one year, through September 30. Renew now for 2013-2014.
Membership in CDR costs $12 a year for an individual, $18 a year for a household. As always, we accept memberships at the dance and by mail. And, you can pay online using PayPal. Sign up for a CDR membership here.
In addition to the great Contra dances listed below, traveling bands are making Rochester a destination in the coming months. You won’t want to miss out on these great dances:
- June 6 – Nor’easter
- June 20 – Jaige Trudel & Adam Broome
- July 18 – Perpetual eMotion
So mark your calendar now!
Our Jane Austen themed English country dance weekend in May is now a little over half full. Click on the Jane Austen Ball link above for more information and a registration form.
Where: First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Road
When: Every Sunday in February, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Description: A sequence of four beginner classes in English Country Dance, taught by Richard Sauvain & Dan Seppeler with live music. We start from scratch, and experienced dancers will help you learn. No partner needed; $5 per class. Check out the flyer and pass it around!
Every year we elect the officers of the club. The vote was held at the Contra Dance, September 27, 2012, at the break. The officers were elected:
- President: Kate Baron
- Vice President: Marcia Locke
- Treasurer: Mary Haverfield
- Secretary: Joe Clark
Don’t forget to renew your membership! CDR Members get $1 off dance admissions and the satisfaction of supporting traditional American and English social dancing in Rochester. Memberships now run from September 1 for one year, through August 31. Membership in CDR costs $12 a year for an individual, $18 a year for a household. As always, we accept memberships at the dance and by mail. And, you can pay online using PayPal.
This Thursday, April 5, we will be dancing in the Brighton High School gym, 1150 Winton Rd S, Rochester, NY 14618. The dance starts at 8:00 pm, with an introductory lesson at 7:30 pm. The following week, we’ll be back at our usual location.
We are welcoming visiting students from Rennes, France to the April 5 dance, and hope you will help to show them what a great dance tradition we have. Lively music by Howard Blumenthal and friends, and great dances taught & called by our good friend Joyce Rossbach, now at the Augusta Heritage Center.