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Sunday, April 23, 2017 - English Dance & Ball Prep

Caller:  Bob Nicholson
Band:  Molly Jaynes, Mark Dumont & Chris DeGolyer

This fine violin, flute, and piano trio plays regularly for our English dances, and we always seem to have a lot of fun when Bob calls. Preceded by Ball prep, 3:30 – 5:30 PM and a potluck dinner.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Knives & Forks

Carmen is popular with our dance group for his patient teaching manner and his interesting and varied choice of dances.  Lovely music by Colleen Liggett, John Kerr, and Meg Grindrod on mandolins, recorder and piano.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - English Dance & Ball Prep

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Eileen Kalfass & Jane Knoeck

Eileen and Jane’s music is absolutely inspiring to dance to, and we’ll have a highly skilled caller as well.  Don’t miss it!   Preceded by Ball prep, 3:30 – 5:30 PM and a potluck dinner.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - English Dance & Ball Prep

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Barb, Laurie and Dan return to provide us another fun, stimulating evening of English dance.  Preceded by Ball prep, 3:30 – 5:30 PM and a potluck dinner.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Glorious music from Laurie Williams on flute and Barb Seppeler on piano!  Dan’s appetite for finding new dances and tweaking old ones adds interest to his varied programs.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Bob Nicholson
Band:  Whimsy

Bob is a genial and supportive caller — always ready to supply extra assistance when needed. “Whimsy” is the newly named (but already experienced together) trio of Laurel Sharp (winds & oboe), Colleen Liggett (mandolin, banjo, recorders, …), and Meg Grindrod (piano), all focussed on making English dance tunes beautiful and interesting.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Melanie Axel-Lute
Band:  Arugula

Many years of experience playing together helps Arugula produce danceable music for us on violin, flute, bass and piano.   Melanie has a fine repertoire of dances and comes all the way from the Albany area to call for us.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - English Dance

Caller:  Sarah VanNorstrand
Band:  Eileen (Nicholson) Kalfass & Jane Knoeck

Wow!  Concentrated talent tonight.  Sarah has an uncanny ability to get dances across clearly and quickly, as well as a delightful & enthusiastic stage presence.  Eileen and Jane are one of our most popular and talented English dance duos  — everyone who dances to their music wants them to come back again!

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.

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