From Feb. 8 thru Mar. 15, we will be dancing at the Reality Center (916 Lamond Ave., Durham, NC 27701) on Thursday nights, 7:30-9-30 p.m.
Dance of the Month: Our February dance of the month is Quite Carried Away (or, Joan Transported), a triple minor longways by Pat Shaw. He wrote the dance in 1975, to honor Joan Carr (Shimer), who was associate director of CDSS at the time he visited Pinewoods Camp in 1974. Here is a video: link.
CDSS Camp Priority:
Are you interested in attending a CDSS summer camp? Would you like to be nominated by Sun Assembly for priority admission? If so, please let a Steering Committee member know by Feb. 25. For a list of camp weeks, visit: link.
Spring DanceFest, March 10-11:
Join us for a weekend of workshops and dances with Kalia Kliban (Sebastopol, Cal.) at the Murphey School (Shared Visions Retreat Center). Fabulous live music will be provided by our own Julie Gorka, Dean Herington, Atossa Kramer, Joey O’Donnell, Walt Robinson, and Mara Shea. Register by Feb. 26 for an “early bird” discount. Sun Assembly members also receive a discount. For online registration and other event info, visit: link.
(Make it a FULL weekend! Kalia will also be calling the Friday, March 9, TCD contra dance in Carrboro.)
OTHER UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS:
Feb. 9-11 – Mid-Winter English Country Dance Weekend (Asheville, N.C.) —
This dance weekend, featuring caller Sharon Green and musicians Jonathan Jensen and Mara Shea, is FULL! For inquiries about the waitlist, or individual sessions that may have spaces, visit: link.
Feb. 24 – Triangle Vintage Dance 15th Annual Victorian Ball (Carrboro, N.C.) —
The ball will be from 7:30-10:30p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center. A pre-ball lesson will take place from 12:30-2:30 p.m. For registration and other event info, visit: link.
Mar. 3 – George Washington Ball (Williamsburg, Va.) —
The Williamsburg Heritage Dancers’ annual ball will be held at the College of William & Mary, starting at 7:00 p.m. An afternoon review session will take place from 1:00-3:30pm. Attendees must register by Feb. 26. For complete details and the registration form, visit: link.
Mar. 23-25 – Annual Playford Ball Weekend (Nashville, Tenn.) —
This is a weekend of ECD workshops and dances, featuring caller Joseph Pimentel, with music by Shira Kammen, Susan Kevra, and Dave Wiesler. For registration and event info, visit: link.