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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Perry Maddox & Barbara Dyskant

Nadine and Barbara wowed us at the Dec. 11 dance. Nadine’s music school classmate Perry Maddox will join them on oboe, which should be spectacular!  Confident and witty calling by one of the best.  Cupcake Night too!

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Colleen Liggett & Meg Grindrod

Carmen has a knack for giving us a set of dances that is accessible AND has a pleasing variety in mood.  Laurel’s whistles and oboe, Colleen’s mandolin, and Meg’s piano fill out the texture of the music.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Turning of the Year Ball

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Tim Ball & Jane Knoeck

An elegant affair to celebrate the beginning of the new year, at the Jonathan Child House, 6 – 10 pm, pre-registration required. See flyer for details.  NOTE: as of Dec. 11, this event is filled — limited dancing space makes it necessary to cap registrations.  You can still register if you would like to be on the wait list.  Also, see Dec. 29 in the Upcoming Contras column for Sixteen Going on Seventeen, another event at which you can dance in the New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - English and Contra

Caller:  Katy Heine
Band:  Tempest

Celebrate the coming of the new year with a welcoming mix of contras and English dances, done to spectacular music by Tempest, all well taught by Ithaca’s versatile Katy Heine.   At Covenant United, 7:30 – 10:30 pm.  See the Dec. 29 entry in the Contra column on the left for details.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Molly Jaynes Wilson, Mark Dumont & Chris DeGolyer

Violin, flute and piano are a great combination for our beloved English dance tunes.  Come dancing, and enjoy Cookie Night too!  There is no dance on Dec. 25.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Nadine Dyskant-Miller and Barbara Dyskant

Passionate music from Nadine on flute and Barbara on piano; skilled musicians both!

Friday, December 2, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

This dance is on FRIDAY night, a departure from our usual schedule! Lively calling and fine music from Barb Seppeler on piano and Laurie Williams on flute.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Arugula

Counter that post-Thanksgiving lethargy – get out and dance! Long time bandmates Mike Hoeschele, Silvia Sörensen, Mark Henry, and Fred Filbrich playing for us, with a very experienced caller.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan has really expanded our local English dance repertoire with his knack for finding new dances.  Laurie Williams and Barb Seppeler of Serendipity provide magical musical accompaniment.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Contrapasso

Passionate, inventive music from two really superb players.  Tim Ball and Roberta Truscello are classically trained, with a love of traditional dance, great playfulness, versatility, and soul.  Calling by one of the best, too!

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