New Dances at Old Songs

Old Songs Contra Dance Series 2012

An old dance tradition gets new legs this weekend when two of Nippertown’s leading proponents of traditional dance – Old Songs and Homespun Occasions – join forces to kick off a new monthly series of Old Songs Community Dances. The first of the dances will take place at Old Songs in Voorheesville at 7:30pm on Saturday (November 3), featuring caller Paul Rosenberg and live music by Tamarack. The evening begins with a covered dish supper at 6:30pm.

The idea behind the dance series is to create a family-friendly community dance. The series will feature simple, fun, joyous dances from the U.S. and around the world in circle, square, contra and other configurations. It’s a long-standing tradition to bring people of all ages together in an evening of simple joyous dances that anyone of any age can do, whether you have ever danced before or not.

Admission is $7; children $3.

Here’s the schedule for the upcoming Community Dances at Old Songs:

SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 3): Paul Rosenberg calls; Tamarack plays.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1: Gail Griffith calls; Fennig’s All-Stars play.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5: Fern Bradley calls; Fennig’s All-Stars play.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2: Bob Nicholson calls; Fancy That plays.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2: John Kirk & Trish Miller call; John & Trish play, too.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6: Paul Rosenberg calls; Fennig’s All-Stars play.

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