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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Joanna Reiner
Band:  Serendipity

We’re lucky to have one of the country’s finest callers with us at this dance.  Joanna is famous for the clarity and intelligence that she brings to leading dances.  Don’t miss it — you will learn a lot and have fun!  Passionate music from Barb & Laurie, one of our top local ensembles. Note that this dance is on SATURDAY. The usual time and place: First Baptist, 6:30 pm.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain & Dan Seppeler
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Our annual Favorites Night, with a program chosen from dances that have been awarded a generous number of favorites votes by our dancers over the past year.  Superb music on violin & piano from two of the area’s most experienced dance musicians.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Barb & Laurie play beautifully together, and Dan will satisfy your urge for novelty with his amazing ability to learn and teach new dances.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Chopped Arugula

Molly Jaynes (violin), Silvia Sorensen (flute), Mark Henry (piano), & Fred Filbrich (bass) making the music for this first English dance of the New Year.

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Serendipity (Tim Ball, Laurie Williams & Barb Seppeler)

Our elegant celebration of a year of great dancing, the Turning of the Year Ball, in a spectacular dance space in the historic Jonathan Child House, 35 S. Washington St.  7 – 10 pm, $20 ($15 students / low income). See flyer. Details, driving directions, etc. are on second page.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Laurel Sharp & Jane Knoeck

What a treat for late December.  A mellow and funny caller, with sparkling music from Laurel’s impressive array of wind instruments and Jane’s skilled piano playing. It’s also Cookie Night!

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Happy Endings

Danceable and inventive music by Eileen Nicholson, Rachel Bell & Jane Knoeck, fine musicians all, and a caller with excellent teaching skills.  This dance is at Covenant United Methodist Church, NOT First Baptist.  Usual time, 6:30 – 9:30.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Bob Nicholson
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Superb music on violin & piano from two very experienced musicians who love working together.  Syracuse caller Bob Nicholson, a local favorite, is wonderfully helpful and attentive to the dancers.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  The Buckingham Palace Players

Music by long time Rochester fiddler Dick Bolt and an enthusiastic band of friends, playing violin, cello, oboe, and piano.  This will be their 3rd appearance at the Rochester English dances.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain & Dan Seppeler
Band:  Open band, anchored by Barb Seppeler

Open band night!  Participants will have a tune list in advance, and a practice session before the dance with coaching from Barb.  See flyer for more details. Two callers for your dancing pleasure.

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