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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Chopped Arugula

Another combination of regular Arugula members and friends: Molly Jaynes, Sylvia Sorensen, Mark Henry & Fred Filbrich.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan, Barb & Laurie are on our schedule every month, and for good reason: interesting dances and superb music!

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  John Gardiner-Garden
Band:  Happy Endings

 An evening of English country and Regency era dancing, led by an expert on social dancing from 1450 to 1900!  Superb music by Eileen Nicholson, Rachel Bell, and Jane Knoeck – top notch musicians all.  6:30 – 9:30 pm at First Baptist, admission $10.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - English Workshop

Caller:  John Gardiner-Garden
Band:  Recorded music

Demo and workshop on The Evolution of English Country Dancing.  Admission is free!  The event runs from 3 – 5 pm, and is followed by a potluck 5 – 6 pm. Food contributions welcome but not necessary.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - Dancing for All

Caller:  John Gardiner-Garden
Band:  Happy Endings

Christmas in July!  Contra, Circle, & English Dancing & Singing to Christmas Carols.  A noted Australian caller, workshop leader and dance historian will lead dances he has set to familiar carols.  Spirited music by Jane Knoeck, Rachel Bell and Eileen Nicholson.  Please bring Christmas Cookies for the break.  6:30 – 9:30 pm at First Baptist.  Admission: $10.  This SATURDAY evening event kicks off a weekend of activities with Dr. Gardiner-Garden.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Bob Nicholson
Band:  Chopped Arugula

Laurel Sharp (winds), Mike Hoeschele (violin), Mark Henry (piano), and Fred Filbrich (bass) join together to make music for us at the end of this holiday weekend.  And we’re always in good hands when Bob calls – he is expert at providing help right where it is needed.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Come enjoy a selection of dancers from Dan’s huge and still increasing repertoire, done to perfectly lovely music by Laurie Williams and Barb Seppeler on flute and piano.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Laurel Sharp, Molly Jaynes & John Wobus

Laurel is a multi-instrumentalist, proficient on recorders, whistles and oboe — working with Molly Jaynes on violin and John Wobus on piano to make exciting music for us.  David Smukler is an attentive and effective teacher, which makes for a smooth evening of dancing. It’s our annual Strawberry Shortcake night, and to top things off THIS DANCE IS FREE, sponsored by Hilary and Ed Gutman!

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Knives and Forks

Music by John Kerr (mandolin), Meg Grindrod (piano), and Colleen Liggett on banjo and lots of other things!  Carmen is a frequent visitor from Syracuse and is very popular with Rochester dancers.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - English Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Crooked Sixpence

Ithaca comes to Rochester! Making the music will be Kathy Selby on violin, Gordon Bonnet on flute and John Wobus on piano. Pamela Goddard has a mindful approach to calling and a fine sense of humor, both of which make for some excellent dancing.

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