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Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Netherfield Ball

Callers:  Lisa Brown & Richard Sauvain
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Kailyn VanNorstrand & Pat Doherty

On Saturday afternoon from 2 – 6 pm, an event especially for those new to English dancing.   It features classy music by Syracuse musicians Laurel Sharp on an astounding variety of wind instruments, Pat Doherty on piano, and Kailyn VanNorstrand on flute. Also beginner instruction, a nice selection of easy dances, and elegant refreshments.  At First Baptist, admission $10.  There also be experienced dancers there to help you! Here is a printable flyer.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan, Barb and Laurie back again! Ice Cream Sundae Night too!

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 40th Anniversary Open House Dance – English & Contra

Caller:  Margaret Mathews (Contras), Richard Sauvain (English)
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck
Location: First Baptist Church

See the special event notice in upper right corner!

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Enjoy selections from Dan’s impresive repertoire, to smooth music by Barb Seppeler & Laurie Williams.

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Arugula

Ithaca flutist Gordon Bonnet joins Mike Hoeschele, Mark Henry and Fred Filbrich playing those great English tunes. We’ve come to expect a very pleasing program of dances whenever Carmen calls.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Melanie Axel-Lute
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Melanie is known for interesting programming, clear teaching, and enthusiasm for the dance that shines through and makes the dancing fun! Jane’s sparkling piano and Eileen’s dynamic violin make moving to music even more fun!

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Afternoon English Dance

Callers:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Amarillis

A Sunday afternoon tea dance, 2-5 pm, with Amarillis, a great band from Pittsburgh.  The musicians are  Maro Avakian piano, Donna Issac fiddle, and Allison Thompson accordion.  From tender waltzes to driving English dance tunes, this trio is adept and energetic.  Calling by Ithaca’s Pamela Goddard, a local favorite.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Colin Hume
Band:  Calliope

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience excellent teaching with British flair from one of the great callers of our generation! Colin has deep knowledge of country dance, developed over decades of calling in England.  He’s in the colonies to teach at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and we are lucky to get him on a pre-Festival tour.  Music by Calliope (see July 7 – Amy, Vince, and Bruce will be playing; possibly Norb).

Sunday, July 3, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Arugula

Arugula, in various configurations, has a long history of playing for both our English and our contra dances.  Their mix of violin, flute, piano, and bass is rich in texture and lively in energy.  Richard will teach us a pleasing mix of dances old and new.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Heartwarming music from Laurie Williams on flute and Barb Seppeler on piano.  Dan’s sense of humor and impressive repertoire make for a lively evening.

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