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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Our most frequently booked combination of performers, for good reason:  expertly chosen dances and music that soars.  Plus it’s always fun to see what new dances Dan will bring us.   At the break, members will be electing new CDR officers and approving by-laws.  Renew your membership now for 2016-2017!

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

What a combination!  David’s calling expertise, Eileen’s superb fiddle playing, and Jane’s magic on the piano.  A special dance to honor Richard Sauvain, the heartbeat behind the Rochester English country dance community. Savory Snack night too!

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Bob Nicholson
Band:  Knives and Forks Trio

We always have a fun, relaxed evening when Bob calls.  Music will be by Colleen Liggett and John Kerr on mandolins joined by Meg Grindrod on piano. It’s a  lovely sound!

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Tim Ball & Jane Knoeck

Exciting, inventive, danceable music on violin & piano, played by two of the region’s most popular dance musicians.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Netherfield Ball

Callers:  Lisa Brown & Richard Sauvain
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Kailyn VanNorstrand & Pat Doherty

On Saturday afternoon from 2 – 6 pm, an event especially for those new to English dancing.   It features classy music by Syracuse musicians Laurel Sharp on an astounding variety of wind instruments, Pat Doherty on piano, and Kailyn VanNorstrand on flute. Also beginner instruction, a nice selection of easy dances, and elegant refreshments.  At First Baptist, admission $10.  There also be experienced dancers there to help you! Here is a printable flyer.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan, Barb and Laurie back again! Ice Cream Sundae Night too!

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 40th Anniversary Open House Dance – English & Contra

Caller:  Margaret Mathews (Contras), Richard Sauvain (English)
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck
Location: First Baptist Church

See the special event notice in upper right corner!

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Enjoy selections from Dan’s impresive repertoire, to smooth music by Barb Seppeler & Laurie Williams.

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Arugula

Ithaca flutist Gordon Bonnet joins Mike Hoeschele, Mark Henry and Fred Filbrich playing those great English tunes. We’ve come to expect a very pleasing program of dances whenever Carmen calls.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Melanie Axel-Lute
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Melanie is known for interesting programming, clear teaching, and enthusiasm for the dance that shines through and makes the dancing fun! Jane’s sparkling piano and Eileen’s dynamic violin make moving to music even more fun!

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