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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!

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Afternoon English Dance

Callers:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Amarillis

A Sunday afternoon tea dance, 2-5 pm, with Amarillis, a great band from Pittsburgh.  The musicians are  Maro Avakian piano, Donna Issac fiddle, and Allison Thompson accordion.  From tender waltzes to driving English dance tunes, this trio is adept and energetic.  Calling by Ithaca’s Pamela Goddard, a local favorite.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Colin Hume
Band:  Calliope

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience excellent teaching with British flair from one of the great callers of our generation! Colin has deep knowledge of country dance, developed over decades of calling in England.  He’s in the colonies to teach at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and we are lucky to get him on a pre-Festival tour.  Music by Calliope (see July 7 – Amy, Vince, and Bruce will be playing; possibly Norb).

Sunday, July 3, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Arugula

Arugula, in various configurations, has a long history of playing for both our English and our contra dances.  Their mix of violin, flute, piano, and bass is rich in texture and lively in energy.  Richard will teach us a pleasing mix of dances old and new.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Heartwarming music from Laurie Williams on flute and Barb Seppeler on piano.  Dan’s sense of humor and impressive repertoire make for a lively evening.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Tempest

This exciting band thrilled the local ECD community on Extreme English night last month; here’s another chance to dance to them.  Expect the usual superb calling from David.  It’s Strawberry Shortcake Night too.  Fresh picked strawberries and homemade shortcakes make this our favorite dessert theme of the year.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Carmen Giunta
Band:  Snow date

One of our favorite callers, and music by a Boston-based band composed of Bruce Randall: Trombone, Recorders & Percussion; Julia Hartman: Fiddle & Baritone Fiddle; and Jean Monroe: Piano, Melodica & Percussion.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Richard Sauvain
Band:  Eileen Nicholson & Jane Knoeck

Dynamic fiddling and glorious piano from two experienced musicians who love working together.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - English Dance

Caller:  Dan Seppeler
Band:  Serendipity

Dan will stretch our minds with new dances, and Barb & Laurie will make beautiful music to please our ears.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Extreme English

Caller:  David Smukler
Band:  Tempest

This is not your usual Sunday night dance! Join a wildly elegant evening of spinning, setting, and turning single to hot music by Tim Ball on fiddle, Chuck Abell on guitar, horn player Erik Stabnau, and Eric Metzger on drums.  David applies his formidable teaching skills to an incredible set of dances, full of excitement and energy.  You can be among the first to try out Extreme English in Rochester!

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