See below for other upcoming local dance events.
Next Dance -
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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, May 5, 2018 Lise Dyckman
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
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 email@example.com or (707) 961-1203.
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.