July 5 English Country Dance

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Join your fellow fans of elegant yet fun English Contra Dance in Roseville this Sunday, July 5. Alisa Dodson of Murphys will be calling, and our very own Quite Carried Away will provide the live music for our dancing pleasure.

  • Time: 3:00 – 6:00PM, with newcomer’s workshop at 2:30PM
  • Location: Polish American Hall, 327 Main St, Roseville
  • Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for full-time college students; $5 for high school and younger; $25 maximum per family.


If you saw the couple dancing in any of the Jane Austen movies such as “Pride and Prejudice,” you saw English Country Dancing. If you can walk, and know the difference between left and right, you can do these same dances!

As usual, beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary.  If you are bringing, or know of any, first-timers, please ask them to come at 2:30 for the “Introduction to Basics” mini workshop that precedes the dance.  First-timers attending the “Introduction to Basics” workshop receive a coupon for half-off at their next dance! It’s always lovely when people bring a snack to share!

June 27 Fourth Saturday contra dance

Lynn Ackerson
East meets west on June 27. Our caller Lynn Ackerson hails from the Bay Area, while our band Hot Cider is the house band for the Nevada City contra dance. The combo will get you moving and smiling.

  • June 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Headlining are caller Lynn Ackerson and band Hot Cider (Rudy Darling, Barry Angell, Ken Nilsson).
  • 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. Dances become more complex during the evening, so come early if you are a less experienced dancer.

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.

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slide shows of Echo Summit Dance Camp

EchoSummit-logo_A slide show is now available on each of the Echo Summit Dance Camp pages from 2010 through 2014. These are just a sampling of photos, and there are additional photos on our Facebook page. If you’ve been before, these may remind you of why you want to go again. And if you’ve not been before, these will may give you a reason to go. In either case, sign up!

The camp is a wonderful mix of intense evening dancing, relaxed morning dances and afternoon workshops, sitting in the sun and reading or talking, going on walks or hikes, and of course, napping in the mountain air.

To see the shows, pull down the Special Events menu item above, and go from there.

Pages have been added for 2008 and 2009 as well, with the talent for those years posted there for those who wish to bring back memories. But we don’t have any photos that far back.

We always welcome contribution of photos from our dance community. Email Dan Allison, allisondan52@gmail.com, and let me know what you have and the best way to get them from you.