Special English Country Dance

Our dancers–including you!–have been invited to participate in a very special English Country Dance workshop on Sunday, September 26, that is being sponsored by the El Dorado International Dancers.  Why is this such a special opportunity? Two reasons: the workshop is being taught by Bruce Hamilton, who is in demand all over the world because of his calling and instructional skills; and the music is being provided by Rebecca King and Jon Berger, two of the most prominent ECD musicians in the country!

Please note that this is a workshop for experienced dancers–this is not designed for dancers new to English Country Dance. Also, because of the size of the dance space, the workshop can only accommodate 40 dancers. To assure yourself a spot, please get your payment to Karen Sandler by September 19. To sign up after that date, you’ll need to contact Karen to find out if there is still space.

Note: This is not a Sacramento Country Dance Society event, but we think our dancers will enjoy it.
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August 29 Truckee Contra Dance

A special 5th-Saturday contra dance co-sponsored by the Sacramento Country Dance Society, the Sierra Contra Dance Society (Reno), and Foothill Country Dancers, with help from folks in Truckee. The caller is Foothill favorite Joyce Miller, and the music will come from the Newcastle house band, Star Thistle.

  • August 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Headlining are caller Joyce Miller and Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, keyboard, Lonna Whipple, fiddle, and David Wright, fiddle and mandolin).
  • Donation: $12 for adults
  • Location: Truckee Community Art Center, 10046 Church St, Truckee

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:00PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

Some people will be staying in the area and may be hiking on Sunday. Please contact Barbara Gebhart at bgebhart2000@yahoo.com or 916-761-3021 for info about camping.

Joyce&Starthistle

August 22 Fourth Saturday Contra Dance in Sacramento

Erik Hoffman, caller (and musician)

Erik Hoffman, caller (and musician)

Erik Hoffman from Oakland joins us again with a set of dances ranging from easy to complex, with fun for all. The Community Band of local musicians is led by Claudia Kirkpatrick. Whether you are getting ready for Echo Summit Dance Camp or just looking to try something new on a Saturday night, you are welcome. Join us!

  • August 22, 2015 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Donation: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for high school students with ID; $25 maximum for families
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.