Feb 182013
 

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the next in its series of English Country Dances with the theme “Dance Around Monadnock.”

On March 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM., the dance will be held at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough Historical Society), 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, with David Millstone teaching dances that will appeal to all, from novice to experienced dancers. Lovely music will be provided by Karen Axelrod on keyboard and Aldo Fabrizi on violin.

English Country Dance is a form of social dance that harkens back to the days of Jane Austen and “Pride and Prejudice”, but its roots extend further back in time. Its traditions and innovations continue right up to the present.

Hauntingly beautiful tunes, elegant yet simple steps, friendly people and beautiful surroundings combine to make an English Country Dance a pleasant and energizing experience. No special clothing is required, but comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended.

Future dances on April 14 and May 19 will be held at the Fitzwilliam Town Hall and the Nelson Town Hall, respectively.

Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $10. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit http://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Aug 012012
 

The 2012 Labor Day Dawn Dance will take place on Sunday, September 2nd.

http://dawndance.org/2012-dances/labor-day/

The lineup and schedule is as follows:

English Country Dancing

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Barbara Finney calls
with
Mary Lea violin, viola
Emily O’Brien recorders and other winds
Jacqueline Schwab piano

Contra Dancing

8:00 pm – midnight

Wild Asparagus
George Marshall calls, concertina, bodhran
Becky Tracy fiddle
David Cantieni winds, percussion, feet, bombard
Ann Percival piano, guitar, ukelele,vocals
Harry Aceto bass

Couple Dancing 12:10 – 12:30am and Contra Dancing 12:30 – 3:30am

Elixir
Nils Fredland calls/trombone
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins fiddle
Anna Patton clarinet
Jesse Hazzard-Watkins trumpet
Owen Morrison guitar, feet

Contra Dancing 3:30am – 7:00am

Quena Crain calls
with The Russet Trio
Aldo Lavaggi fiddle
Peter Madsen guitar, vocals, percussion, cajon
Jon Suters bass

 

Jun 142011
 

Enfield, NH celebrates 250th with Colonial Ball.

Perhaps best known for the presence of the Shaker community founded in 1791,
Enfield was actually founded in 1761, by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth.
Wentworth, appointed by the King, served longer than any other Colonial Royal
Governor (1741 to 1767) and was more popular than most.

As part of a full weekend of events in celebration of Enfield’s founding 250
years ago, a Colonial Ball will be held at the Shaker Museum’s Stone Mill
building on Saturday July 2 at 8 pm. A full evening of music, dance and
entertainments is planned and all are encouraged to participate in the dancing.
Dancing Master David Millstone will teach all dances and no prior experience,
fancy footwork, or partner, is necessary. Colonial or fancy dress is encouraged
but not required (and comfortable shoes are a “must” for dancing!)

Music for dancing and listening will be provided by Benning’s Fancy: Carol
Compton on piano and recorders, Thal Aylward and Laurie Indenbaum on violin and
viola, and Rachel Clark on flute.

Please join the Enfield community for a fun, elegant summer evening of music and
dance from the colonial period. In addition to dancing, refreshments will be
served and door prizes awarded. Admission is $20 per person for the entire
evening. For tickets and information go to Enfield’s Facebook page (accessible
to all, not just Facebook users) for the 250th Anniversary Celebration:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191121000916930

Tickets are also available at: The Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield Town Offices
or the Enfield Village Assoc. office on Main St.

For further information about the event, contact Rebecca Stewart, 603-632-7731
orpngco@comcast.net, or with specific questions about the dancing, contact
David Millstone,millstone@valley.net

Apr 252011
 

BRATTLEBORO
DAWN DANCES
Labor Day
Sunday Sep 4 2011

English Country Dancing
2:30 – 5:30 pm
Joanna Reiner calls with
Childsplay
Anne Ogren violin, viola
Martha Stokely oboe, recorder, whistle
Debbie Jackson piano

Contra Dancing

8:00 pm – midnight
Tony Parkes calls with
Spare Parts
Eric Buddington fiddle
Liz Stell flute
Bill Matthiesen piano
Mark Murphy bass
Couple Dancing, 12:10 – 12:30am

12:30 – 3:30am
Carol Ormond calls with
The Latter Day Lizards
Dave Langford fiddle, guitar
Bill Tomczak clarinet, dumbek
Peter Barnes piano, guitar, winds
Mark Murphy bass

3:30am – 7:00am
Rebecca Lay calls with
Anadama
Anadama: Amelia Mason fiddle
Emily Troll fiddle, accordion
Bethany Waickman guitar

Apr 252011
 

BRATTLEBORO
DAWN DANCES
Memorial Day
Sunday May 29 2011

English Country Dancing
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Susan Kevra calls with
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins violin
Anna Patton clarinet
Karen Axelrod piano

Contra Dancing

8:00 pm – midnight
Steve Zakon-Anderson calls with
Alden Robinson fiddle
Peter Siegel mandolin, guitar, feet
Mary Cay Brass piano, accordion
Matthew Kenney percussion
Couple Dancing 12:10 – 12:30am

12:30 – 3:30am
Adina Gordon calls with
Great Bear Trio
Andrew VanNordstrand fiddle, guitar, bouzouki
Noah VanNordstrand fiddle, mandolin, feet
Kim Yerton piano

3:30am – 7:00am
Mary Wesley calls with
Matching Orange
Brendan Carey Block fiddle
Eric McDonald guitar, mandolin
Eric Eid-Reiner piano

Oct 082010
 

English Country Dance
Sunday afternoon dances in Norwich:

December 12

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>.

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>.

Oct 082010
 

The next UVMC 2nd Sunday English Country Dance Music Sessions is:
Sunday, October 10, 2010 7-8:30 PM
Featuring some of the tunes for the 2010 Strafford Ball
(Donation for use of UVMC space appreciated).

Upper Valley Music Center
63 Hanover Street, Lebanon NH.
(Orange stucco building across from Lebanon Listen Store)

Contact / Further Info: Dave Beaufait
dwcdwb@gmail.com
(603)632-5137 (message)

Dec 202009
 

Join us for the Winter into Spring series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Dance leader Dan Popowich will be joined by musicians Mary Lea on fiddle and Jacqueline Schwab at the piano. Daniel Popowich has been dancing and leading dance for over twenty years. Daniel is also an actor working in professional and community theatre and film throughout western Massachusetts. Mary Lea is a Brattleboro-based fiddler with a worldwide reputation for playing a wide range of dance music. Performing dance music since 1978, Mary is a founding member of Bare Necessities, known here and abroad as the benchmark of English country dance music. In the past 25 years, Mary has toured extensively throughout the United States playing for concerts, dance weeks and weekend events. Besides producing 3 solo CDs of couple dance music, Mary has played on at least 25 others, including 15 by the band Bare Necessities. Pianist Jacqueline Schwab has also toured the United States and England, inspiring people on the country dance floor through her performances with the Bare Necessities group.

Tea will be served.

Jacqueline Schwab will also present a solo piano concert that evening at 7 PM. Tickets for both the dance and concert can be purchased only in advance for the special price of $18 at http://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit http://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Admission: $10, $8 for students, seniors

Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

A wonderful caller will teach and prompt lovely and accessible dances that will please both English dance aficionados and those new to the pleasures of English Country Dancing.

Dec 202009
 

Join us for the Winter series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Mary Jones, caller with Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle, and Julie Vallimont, piano

Sunday, March 21, 2010

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Tea will be served.

Admission: $10, $8 for students and seniors

Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

Mary Jones will teach and prompt lovely and accessible dances that will please both English dance aficionados and those new to the pleasures of English Country Dancing.