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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan will stretch our minds with new dances, and Barb & Laurie will make beautiful music to please our ears.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Extreme English

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Tempest

This is not your usual Sunday night dance! Join a wildly elegant evening of spinning, setting, and turning single to hot music by Tim Ball on fiddle, Chuck Abell on guitar, horn player Erik Stabnau, and Eric Metzger on drums.  David applies his formidable teaching skills to an incredible set of dances, full of excitement and energy.  You can be among the first to try out Extreme English in Rochester!

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Our violin piano duo tonight loves playing together and has such a talent for playing music that somehow makes your dancing easier and more fun!

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Melanie Axel-Lute
Band:  Gotham Gals

A touring band from NYC!   Making music will be Norma Castle, Flute & Percussion; Julia Hartman, Fiddle & Baritone Fiddle;  and Robin Russell, Piano.  Melanie calls contras and English all over the NorthEast, and also writes great dances!

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Jane Austen Ball

Caller:  Beverly Francis
Band:  Childgrove

At the Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom, 500 University Ave.   Pre-registration required; no tickets available at door.  Hall opens at 9:30 am.  Ball dance review 10 – noon, focusing on the more challenging dances, followed by an elegant buffet lunch.  The Ball starts at 2 pm and runs until 5:30, with a break for sumptuous refreshments midway.


Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Pre Jane Austen Ball Events

Caller:  Beverly Francis and others
Band:  Childgrove

Ball practice for all (led by Beverly Francis) from 3 – 5:30 pm, followed by a potluck dinner (all welcome; food contributions encouraged but not necessary).   Experienced English dance 7 – 10 pm. : an evening of challenging but rewarding dances and old favorites, not limited to the Regency period. Solid familiarity with English country dancing assumed. All these events at our usual English dance location, First Baptist Church of Rochester.


Sunday, April 17, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Happy Endings

Don’t miss this one – the music will be extraordinary, and it’s Pie Night!  Preceded by the last Ball Prep session 3:30 – 5:30 (at which Happy Endings will play as well), and a potluck.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan, Barb, & Laurie – a winning combination.  Preceded by Ball Prep from 3:30 – 5:30 and a potluck.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Crooked Sixpence

The Sixpencers return to give us more fine dance music. Preceded by Lisa Brown’s No – Sew Regency Turbans & Bandeaux Workshop from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, then Ball Prep from 3:30 -5:30, then a potluck!

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Colleen Liggett & Meg Grindrod

Superb calling, and sparkling music on oboe, mandolin & piano! Easter Sunday.

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