Contact David directly if you are interested.
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> From: David.Millstone(a)valley.net (David Millstone)
> Date: April 28, 2005 7:19:30 PM EDT
> To: (Recipient list suppressed)
> Subject: Wanted! New callers!
> Reply-To: millstone(a)valley.net
> Calling all potential callers!
> I'm looking at the possibility of starting up a class in the fall for
> people who
> would like to learn to call traditional American dance-- contras,
> squares, and
> other related dances. Your interest might be in calling at a regular
> series with experienced dancers, or you might be inclined toward the
> of dances that are useful for working with children, family groups,
> and other
> less-experienced dancers.
> I have a calling apprentice at the moment, with funding provided
> through the
> Vermont Folklife Center, and that's been a good one-on-one
> arrangement. One
> difficulty, though, has been that it's hard to practice in the absence
> dancers; this is especially true when trying to teach a dance, which
> in many
> cases is harder than the actual calling. This next time around, I'm
> that having a small group (eight people would be ideal) might work
> I'm open to working with all ages, and I'm especially hopeful that
> some of our
> younger dancers might take a step toward becoming callers. We do have
> some good
> younger musicians in the area and it's fun to contemplate a new
> inheriting our thriving dance scene.
> So, would you like to learn how to be the person on the other side of
> I'm imagining a regular series of meetings, once or twice a month,
> starting in
> the fall of 2005 and running through spring of 2006. We'd meet as a
> group and
> participants would have opportunities to practice on each other and to
> support and encouragement. I'll share my thoughts as well, will direct
> you to
> helpful resources, and will offer specific suggestions as well. I'd
> hope that
> the members of the group could call at area dances. I know I'd be
> happy to have
> a "new caller" slot at our monthly Northern Spy dances.
> Before putting more effort into planning this project, however, it'll
> be helpful
> to know if there are enough possible participants. Please let me know
> in the next week or two if this is something you might enjoy doing.
> Once I have
> a list of interested folks, we can talk more and figure out the details
> together. You can phone me at 603-448-29050 or simply reply to this
> Looking forward to working with some of you!
> David Millstone
Come out and call!
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> From: Rebecca Hollingsworth <rebeccarebecca(a)verizon.net>
> Date: April 29, 2005 2:45:09 PM EDT
> To: pvcd(a)yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [pvcd] Montague dance Sunday, May 1
> Reply-To: pvcd(a)yahoogroups.com
> For all who haven't seen flyers or been otherwise reminded: The next
> Montague dance is this Sunday, May 1, at the grange hall by the common
> in Montague Center.
> Co-host callers are Lisa Sieverts and David Kaynor, both of whom
> encourage other callers and proto-callers to take a turn; music is by
> the All-Comers Band, which can be joined on the spot by anyone who has
> an acoustic instrument that will fit in or near the stage. Most
> members of this totally ad-hoc group play some and dance some; at
> dance, the line between the stage and the dance floor is the merest
> shadow of a concept.
> Dancers are also welcome. Admission is by self-determined donation
> (i.e., you decide how much to toss in the fiddle case). All proceeds
> from this particular dance will go to a local family that has incurred
> some heart-breaking medical expenses.
> Potluck at 6:00; dance starts at 7:30 with a Grand March. See David
> Kaynor's recent e-mail for details on events earlier in the day. We
> expect that there will be a number of long-time grange members present
> for at least the beginning of the evening. This could be a great, and
> fun, chance for the spheres to intersect.
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In addition to developing calling skills, some of you may also be developing
your dance band instrumental skills. If so, you're invited to bring your
instrument and join the band at a fifth Saturday contra dance sponsored by
the Falmouth Fiddlers Association. Saturday, April 30, 2005, 8:00 - 11:00
pm, North Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 155 Old Main Street, North
Falmouth, Massachusetts. $6 admission.
More info about this event, and travel directions, at
More info about Falmouth Fiddlers Association at
Falmouth Fiddlers Association, 508-563-9494, falmouthfiddlers(a)yahoo.com
Robert Jon Golder
164 Maxfield Street robertgolder(a)comcast.net
New Bedford, MA 02740 (508) 999-2486 voice
We are starting up our 2005 contra dance series in Gorham, New
Hampshire this Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m,
The callers we were hoping to get are going to NEFFA or elsewhere that
evening, so we are having open caller night. If you would like to
come, great. If you know of any callers just staring out, and want to
practice, let them know. It will be an informal event.
Local musicians, "Shelburne Addition" will be playing.
Let me know if you can make it.
Marlena BabZ Schilke
Director, Chapel Arts New England
Chapel Arts is located on Route 16, facing Gorham Town Common, at the
intersection with Route 2, 10 miles north of Mt. Washington.
Overnight accomodation available.