Mendocino English country dance
Please mark your calendar for upcoming monthly Mendocino English Country Dances.

See below for other upcoming local dance events.

Next Dance - Saturday, June 2, 2018
Instruction and Calling by Alan Winston

Newcomer Instruction & warm-up 7:30pm
Upcoming Dates And Further Information Posted Below


At The Caspar Community Center

Our House Band
www.larkcamp.com/takeadance.html


No Partner Required ° Beginners Encouraged ° No Special Dress Required

We want to invite you to come and join in the festivities.

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 englishdance@larkcamp.com

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, June 2, 2018 Alan Winston
Saturday, July 7, 2018 Bruce Hamilton
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Bruce Herbold
Saturday, September 1, 2018 Lea Smith
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Ric Goldman
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Ashley Harvie
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Lea Smith

Saturday, January 5, 2019 TBA
Saturday, February 2, 2019 TBA
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Alisa Dodson
Saturday, April 6, 2019 TBA
Saturday, May 4, 2019 TBA
Saturday, June 1, 2019 TBA
Saturday, July 6, 2019 Bruce Hamilton
Saturday, August 10, 2019 TBA
Saturday, September 7, 2019 TBA
Saturday, October 5, 2019 TBA
Saturday, November 2, 2019 TBA
Saturday, December 7, 2019 TBA

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Sunday Dancing
Advanced English Country Dance Workshops

English Country Dance at Private Location near Caspar Community Center

Every Sunday from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Sunday dances are for dancers who wish to explore English Country Dance at a higher skill level. If you are comfortable with the basic figures of ECD and wish to learn more challenging dances in a fun workshop atmosphere, please join us!

We usually meet on Sundays 3:30-5:30 in advance of upcoming balls held in the Bay Area, and focus on learning the dances on the ball program for those who wish to attend.

Taught by local callers, with live music no charge, but we encourage donations for our talented musicians.

For more information and directions, email or call Mary K at marykchampagne@gmail.com or (707) 961-1203.

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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"


The Music That We Play

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.

Mendocino English Country Dance Tunebook PDF

Mendocino English Country Dance Tunebook Multipart Arrangements PDF
Multipart arrangements by David Brown.
Greatly expanded.
(Be patient these files take a little while to load.)
Please keep checking back we try to add new tunes weekly.

Click www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html if you need get Acrobat Reader to view PDFs.

Mendocino English Country Dance ABC Tunebook This file takes an ABC player.
Click The ABC Homepage Go here if you need an ABC player and learn more about this incredible free music tool.

Mendocino English Country Dance Tunebook Harmony Assistant Macintosh Format SIT Archive
Mendocino English Country Dance Tunebook Harmony Assistant PC Format ZIP Archive
These files need Harmony Assistant. Click Harmony Assistant Homepage

Cecil Sharp's piano arrangements for English Country Dance and Morris Tunes in PDF format


Elizabeth Zekley our house dance caller has written some beautiful original dances. Dance calls and music are listed here.


www.larkcamp.com/mickieelizabeth.html Mickie & Elizabeth Home Page

www.larkcamp.com Lark Camp - World Music And Dance Summer Camp

www.mendocino.com All the interesting places to stay, see and eat when you are visiting the Mendocino area.

www.bacds.org "The Bay Area Country Dance Society" - English & Contra dance events in the Bay Area

www.bacds.org "Caspar Community Center Calendar"