January 2017 Announcements

Happy New Year!

Dance of the Month: Our January dance of the month is A Solstice Snow, a modern longways duple minor by Gary Roodman. Please find instructions here (link), and a video (link).

Join or Renew Membership: If you haven’t already, it’s time to join or renew your Sun Assembly membership! Regular Membership is $20, which includes discounts to special events and a quarterly newsletter. Sustaining Membership is $250, which includes admission to all weekly dances for the year, discounts to special events, and a quarterly newsletter.  You can renew at a weekly dance or mail it in using the form and instructions in the Winter newsletter (link). 

Celia Wright Live Music Fund: Contributions to the Celia Wright Live Music Fund are always welcome and appreciated. Donations can be made at any of our weekly dances and special events. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible, and help to support the wonderful live music we have throughout the year!

Sun Assembly Spring DanceFest, March 11-12, 2017: Registration is open for Spring DanceFest, featuring renowned ECD teacher and early musician Gene Murrow from NYC. The event will take place at the Murphey School, Shared Visions Retreat Center, in Durham. Mary McConnell will also be teaching a Saturday afternoon workshop on “Scottish Dance for English Country Dancers.” Fabulous live music will be provided by our own Julie Gorka (piano), Dean Herington (clarinet, piano) Atossa Kramer (clarinet, piano), Joey O’Donnell (viola), Mara Shea (fiddle), and Walt Robinson (recorders). For more info, see the flier (link) or visit the special Facebook page (link). 


February 10-12 Mid-Winter ECD Weekend (Asheville, NC): Brooke Friendly from Ashland, OR, will be leading a weekend of dances, workshops, and singing. Live music provided by Andrea Hoag, Atossa Kramer, and Lisa Smith. For the complete schedule, registration information, and dance lists, visit this website (link). Early registration deadline is Feb. 3.

March 4 George Washington Ball (Williamsburg, VA): The Williamsburg Heritage Dancers’ annual ball will take place in the Sadler Center at the College of William & Mary, from 7:00-11:00pm. An afternoon refresher session will be held from 1:00-3:30pm. All attendees must register by Feb. 27. For registration info and the program of dances, visit this website (link).

Keep on dancin’!