See below for other upcoming local dance events.
Next Dance -
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Fragrance free event.
Please do not wear perfume, cologne or after-shave.
A number of people have health issues with these products. More Info
Feel free to bring some snacks and beverages to share during the break and after the dance.
Call Mickie or Elizabeth for more information (707) 964-4826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Your Calendars For The Upcoming Mendocino English Country Dances
To be held at the Caspar Community Center
Map to Caspar Community Center
Dances start at 8:00pm - Beginners Instruction & warm-up 7:30pm
$10.00 (to pay for the hall)
Join the Mendocino English Country Dance Facebook Group
Dates and Callers
Saturday, March 5, 2016 Nick Cuccia
Saturday, April 9, 2016 Elizabeth Zekley
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Alan Winston
Saturday, June 4, 2016 Elizabeth Zekley
Saturday, July 2, 2016 Bruce Herbold
Saturday, August 13, 2016 Lea Smith
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Elizabeth Zekley
Saturday, October 1, 2016 Kalia Kliban
Saturday, November 5, 2016 Elizabeth Zekley
Saturday, December 3, 2016 Alisa Dodson
English Country Dance at the Branscombe Retreat House
Dancers who wish to explore English Country Dance at a more in-depth level than we have time for at the Caspar Dances are invited to join us just south of Cleone at the home of Debira and Dwight Branscombe.
Every Sunday from January 3 through March 20, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Open to all dancers who wish to:
• improve their skills
• gain mastery of the basic ECD figures
• learn more intricate dances
• work at an accelerated pace
• follow a dance with minimal need for extra instruction from a caller
• learn how to be a good partner r
Live music by The Hole In The Wall Gang
Calling and instruction by Dan Kozloff and Debira Branscombe in January and Lea Smith in February and March
Free to all, donations happily accepted.
For more information, email or call Debira at email@example.com or 964-5814
What is English Country Dance?
English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600's, 1700's and early 1800's. It is one of the dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If you like contra or square dancing you will love English country dancing.
When asked what makes English country dancing special or unique for him, Gene Murrow gave an expansive reply: "The beauty of the music; the intimate relationship of the music to the dance; the experiencing of artistic vision as a participant; the accessibility of fine art to almost everyone; the social interaction among individuals and the creation of community; the connection with the past; the continuing evolution of the genre"
You can download the musical notation of the tunes that we play for our dances in either PDF, ABC or Harmony Assistant formats. Also available are multipart arrangements for all instruments in PDF format.