We dance mostly New England style contras and other traditional styles every Thursday at Covenant United Methodist Church. We offer an easy and friendly pre-dance lesson every week at about 7:40 or so for newcomers.

UPCOMING Contras

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Sharon Perry
Band:  Doolin O’Dey

Woo hoo!  Doolin O’Dey plays an exciting mix of traditional and original Gaelic inspired music on violin, guitar, celtic whistles, octave mandolin, uilleann pipes, and/or keyboard.  Jerry Drumheller with Nora Starr and Susan Murphy from Ithaca. Sharon Perry is a local favorite!

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Nancy Spero
Band: Andrew VanNorstrand, Eileen Nicholson and Rachel Bell

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Chuck Abell
Band: Giant Robot Dance

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: David Colestock!
Band: Eric Rounds and Mark Henry

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Chuck Abel and Tim Ball

We dance every Thursday; bring your friends and have a great time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Sharon Perry
Band: Gallimaufry!

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Carol Ormond!
Band: Happy Endings!

We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!

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English Country dances are held every Sunday (except 5th Sundays) at First Baptist Church. Pre-dance intro to English dancing session offered at 6:10 pm for newcomers.

 

UPCOMING English DANCES

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Dan Seppeler
Band: Laurie Williams & Barb Seppeler

Passionate music on flute and piano, and an energetic caller with an appetite for new dances.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - Jane Austen Ball Practice

Caller: Lisa Brown & Leslie Phillips
Band: Pat Hanley

Ball prep session #3, in which we practice whatever people need the most help on.  3:30 – 5:30 pm at First Baptist, $5.  If you can’t make this one, there are still two more on the Ball weekend itself.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - English Dance

Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: Chopped Arugula

Rich music on violin, flute, piano & bass from a quartet of long-time Rochester dance musicians: Mike Hoeschele, Silvia Sörensen, Roger Cass & Fred Filbrich. Bob’s confident and helpful presence will ensure a pleasant evening.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Jane Austen Ball Practice

Caller: Judi Rivkin
Band: Serendipity

3 – 5:30 pm at First Baptist — come learn or get more practice on the dances to be done at the Jane Austen Ball the next day!  Potluck to follow.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Experienced English Dance

Caller: Various
Band: Serendipity

An evening of challenging but rewarding dances and old favorites, 7 – 10 pm at First Baptist. Solid familiarity with English country dancing assumed — basic figures will not be taught and walk-throughs will be minimal. Dances taught by a cavalcade of regional callers.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Jane Austen Ball

Caller: Judi Rivkin
Band: Frivolity

Review of Ball dances 10 am – noon, buffet lunch, Ball from 2 – 5:30 pm.  Preregistration required, no tickets available at door.

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