Lisa

Oct 082010
 

Village Dance Series
Family Contras & Squares
Dancing 6:30 ~ 9:30 pm
new!! POTLUCK SUPPER 5:30 new!!

Saturday, October 16
Evening Star Grange – Dummerston Center, VT
Andy Toepfer – caller and guitar
Laurie Indenbaum – fiddle Jill Newton – fiddle

Adults: $7 Children: $4 Families: $20
Beginners welcome All ages and abilities are welcome Refreshments
Middle and High School students admitted free All dances taught

INFORMATION: Robin or Andy Davis (802)257-1819 village@dancingmasters.com
These dances are co-sponsored by New England Dancing Masters

Directions to Pierce’s Hall in East Putney:
From I-91 exit 4, take Rt 5 north. Go through the village of Putney and continue north 2 miles. Turn right onto East Putney Falls Road and go 0.5 miles. The driveway to the hall is on the left, just after passing Pierce Road.

Directions to the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center:
From Brattleboro or from I-91 exit 3, take Rt 5 north. Go through one light and continue north until you see Middle Rd. veering off to the left. Take this road to the four way stop in Dummerston Center. The Grange is off to your right.
From Rt 30, cross the Covered Bridge in West Dummerston, turn right and continue winding uphill until you reach the four way stop in Dummerston Center. The Grange is straight ahead.

Oct 082010
 

Contra Dance at the Stone Church
Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT

October 24, 2010
Special CD Release Dance and Concert for Lissa Schneckenburger’s new CD “Dance”!

7:30 – 10:30 (beginners lesson 7:15)
$10 / $7 students, seniors, low income
Slow jam 5:30 – 6:30

Brattleboro Dance Schedule
(more info at www.ethanhw.com/brattdance or 802-257-9234)

Oct 082010
 

English Country Dance
Sunday afternoon dances in Norwich:

November 14

Dances taught by David Millstone
Music by Trip to Norwich
(Carol Compton & Thal Aylward)

Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT
(corner of Church and Main streets, next to the white Congregational Church)
1 – 4 PM

Sponsored by Muskeg Music
Admission: $8
$1 discount for members of Muskeg Music or Country Dance and Song Society

No experience necessary. Come alone or with a friend. Bring a change of
soft-soled shoes to protect the hall floor. Please bring a snack or beverage to
share with others at the break.
For information, contact <millstone@valley.net>.

May 282010
 

From Friday, July 09 2010 – 5:00pm
To Sunday, July 11 2010 – 2:00pm

NORTHERN ROOTS Traditional Music 3-Day Workshop
With Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin), Becky Tracy (fiddle), Matt
Heaton (guitar, bouzouki) and Shannon Heaton (flute and whistles)

July 9-11, 2010
5 pm Friday through 2 pm Sunday
Green Mountain Camp, Dummerston, VT

The Northern Roots Weekend features a series of intensive teaching
workshops in traditional music with highly experienced and engaging
instructors. Some classes will focus on technique specific to fiddle,
flute, whistle, mandolin and guitar, but all instruments are welcome.
Some experience in traditional music required and a recording device
is recommended.

A dance band workshop will review the basics of playing for contra
dancing but will also be an opportunity to form mini ensembles and
experiment with arranging. Evening dancing will be a chance for
musicians to play for dancing and to enjoy a good romp on the floor.

The Northern Roots Weekend will also be a wonderful chance to enjoy
informal jam sessions and pub style singing in a lovely country
setting (with swimming) in Dummerston, Vermont at Green Mountain
Camp, located just 10 minutes from downtown Brattleboro.

Camp begins Friday at 5pm through Sunday at 1pm with wonderful meals
provided beginning with Friday supper through Sunday brunch. Rustic
cabin accommodation available and also good camping.

More info at http://www.bmcvt.org/summer/northern-roots-weekend

 Posted by on May 28, 2010 at 7:00 am
Jul 092008
 

It’s 1967, I’m 7 years old, dancing Money Musk with my father at the Nelson Town Hall. Newt Tolman plays the tune on his flute. The air is filled with music and dust. I’m in a whirl of confusion as the lines churn around me, I’m not sure where to go, but everyone is smiling and happy so I keep moving. When we finish, my god-mother, Bonnie Allen (now known in these parts as Bonnie Riley), tells me that Money Musk is her favorite dance. It’s a refrain I will hear from her often over the next 40 years. Continue reading »