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Sunday, February 26, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Eileen Nicholson Kalfass, Laurel Sharp, Jane Knoeck

This trio of top-notch musicians generates excitement on the dance floor whenever they play for us, and David mixes challenge with ease in his selections, besides being such a good teacher.

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Arugula

More than a spicy salad green, Arugula is a quartet of local musicians who have been making music for CDR dances for many years.  Richard will whet your appetite for our next Jane Austen Ball with some tidbits from the program.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Colleen Liggett & Meg Grindrod

Ever heard English dance tunes on oboe, mandolin & piano?  Tonight’s your chance, and it’s also Chocolate Night!

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

These folks work so well together!  The music is magical and the dances stimulating, often with a bit of challenge.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Knives and Forks

Yes, English on a Saturday night!  This year we are adding a couple of Saturday dances on those weekends that include a 5th Sunday.  Colleen Liggett, John Kerr, and Meg Grindrod provide the music, and Richard will lead a program that is welcoming to all.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain & Dan Seppeler
Band:  Molly Jaynes Wilson, Mark Dumont & Chris Degolyer

Favorites night!  We enjoy a program chosen from those dances that got lots of check marks in 2016.

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.

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