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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Melanie Axel-Lute
Band:  Gotham Gals

A touring band from NYC!   Making music will be Norma Castle, Flute & Percussion; Julia Hartman, Fiddle & Baritone Fiddle;  and Robin Russell, Piano.  Melanie calls contras and English all over the NorthEast, and also writes great dances!

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Jane Austen Ball

Caller:  Beverly Francis
Band:  Childgrove

At the Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom, 500 University Ave.   Pre-registration required; no tickets available at door.  Hall opens at 9:30 am.  Ball dance review 10 – noon, focusing on the more challenging dances, followed by an elegant buffet lunch.  The Ball starts at 2 pm and runs until 5:30, with a break for sumptuous refreshments midway.


Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Pre Jane Austen Ball Events

Caller:  Beverly Francis and others
Band:  Childgrove

Ball practice for all (led by Beverly Francis) from 3 – 5:30 pm, followed by a potluck dinner (all welcome; food contributions encouraged but not necessary).   Experienced English dance 7 – 10 pm. : an evening of challenging but rewarding dances and old favorites, not limited to the Regency period. Solid familiarity with English country dancing assumed. All these events at our usual English dance location, First Baptist Church of Rochester.


Sunday, April 17, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Happy Endings

Don’t miss this one – the music will be extraordinary, and it’s Pie Night!  Preceded by the last Ball Prep session 3:30 – 5:30 (at which Happy Endings will play as well), and a potluck.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan, Barb, & Laurie – a winning combination.  Preceded by Ball Prep from 3:30 – 5:30 and a potluck.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Crooked Sixpence

The Sixpencers return to give us more fine dance music. Preceded by Lisa Brown’s No – Sew Regency Turbans & Bandeaux Workshop from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, then Ball Prep from 3:30 -5:30, then a potluck!

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Colleen Liggett & Meg Grindrod

Superb calling, and sparkling music on oboe, mandolin & piano! Easter Sunday.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - English Dance

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

Violin, flute and piano — what could be nicer for those great English dance tunes? Preceded by Ball prep session #2, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, with extra support for newcomers.  Potluck to follow.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Music by Laurie Williams (flute) and Barb Seppler (piano). DST begins today!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - Jane Austen Ball prep session

Caller:  Various
Band:  Pat Hanley

The first of five Sunday afternoon practice sessions for the April 24 Ball.  All are 3:30 – 5:30 pm at First Baptist; potluck to follow.  Come to as many as you like, but newcomers to English dance will find extra support at the first two.

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