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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Buckingham Palace Players

One of our newest musical ensembles, led by Dick Bolt, and rich with instruments (2 violins, cello, oboe & piano).  We’ll be doing mostly dances that are old favorites.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

A popular band and a popular caller!  It’s also Ice Cream Sunday night.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Happy Endings

A master caller tonight, and sparkling music from Eileen Nicholson, Rachel Bell & Jane Knoeck. Their joy in making music together is infectious!

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - English Dance

Workshops with Jacqueline Schwab

A callers’ workshop 2:30 – 5 pm, and a musicians’ workshop 6 – 8:30 pm, both with Jacqueline at First Baptist.  $15 per session, limit of 15 attendees.  See announcement above for how to register.  No regular dance this evening — come to the dance on Saturday afternoon instead.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - English Dance

Callers:  Dan Seppeler, Val Medve & Tom Amesse
Band:  Jacqueline Schwab

A very special event with the pianist for Bare Necessities and one of the premier English country dance musicians in the country.  Dancing for all starting at 4 pm Saturday afternoon, then dinner, then more dancing 6:30 – 9:30.  All at First Baptist and free (a gift to the ECD community from Barb & Dan Seppeler).  Save the date!

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Dan Seppeler
Band: Serendipity

Beautiful music on flute and piano from Laurie Williams and Barb Seppeler.  Both Dan & Barb should both be full of new material and new energy after attending the New London Assembly earlier in the month.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Carmen Giunta
Band: Molly Jaynes & Jane Knoeck

Dynamic fiddler Molly Jaynes and seasoned pianist Jane Knoeck make a great musical team, and one of our favorite Syracuse callers adds to the fun.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Richard Sauvain
Band: Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Clear and efficient instruction from a caller with long experience, and two superb musicians with national reputations and excellent skills at making the music danceable.

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Dan Seppeler
Band: Baa & the Shepherds

A violin / cello / piano trio tonight!   Lee Shepherd, Julian Shepherd, and Baarbara Seppeler will play rich and definitely un-sheepish music for us, as we enjoy the impressive variety of Dan’s repertoire of dances.  An excellent way to cap off your Fourth of July weekend.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Jacqueline Schwab in Rochester August 2nd & 3rd

Barb & Dan Seppeler are delighted to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a free English Country dance on Saturday, August 2 at First Baptist Church on Allens Creek Rd.  Jacqueline Schwab, principal pianist with Bare Necessities and a performer on the soundtracks for several Ken Burns documentaries, will be providing music for the dance.

We have a very special opportunity to have Jacqueline conduct 2 master classes: one for musicians and a second for callers on the afternoon of Correction: Sunday, August 3rd. Her knowledge of traditional music and dance is extensive. These classes will be valuable to musicians and callers of either form of country dance. The cost to participants will be $15 per workshop.  You may register through our payment page here on Or by calling (315) 573-4076 or e-mailing  Enrollment limited to 15 per workshop.

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