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English Country Dances of 2015

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dance $5  
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 - English Country Dance $7  
7:30pm workshop in the Basics, 8pm dance to live music

Doors open at 7pm, workshop in the basics at 7:30pm, dance begins at 8:00pm.

Monday, February 2, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $5  
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Friday February 20, 2015 8pm PRESIDENTS BALL $10 CANCELLED!

We're so sorry, but it looks as if the road conditions will be icy at the end of the Ball, and we've decided not to take a chance that our dancers will be put in jeopardy.  But take heart - we've already started talking about a ball next month, on March 20, the First Day of Spring.

band:  Tu'Penny Players


callers: Local stars

PresidentsBallFlyer tnThis year's February Ball theme celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, in which, on the Eighth of January in 1815, American forces won the battle which finally stopped the hostilities between Great Britain and the American Colonies. Even though the Revolutionary War was officially over in 1783 with the Peace of Paris, skirmishes with Britain over bits of the New World continued. But after this final battle in the War of 1812, America and Britain were able to fashion a friendship which has lasted a couple of centuries now.

Come help celebrate that Anglo-American friendship in a dress-up English Country Dance Ball on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8pm.

We recommend Regency Period dress for those who want to match the clothing of that era. But please understand that, while Regency Period attire is admired, it is NOT required!  You are welcome to come dance in clothing of the period of your choice, including Modern Casual!

Friday March 20, 2015 8pm Presidents Ball Rescheduled - A Pretty Little Frisk  $10 

music:   the Tu'Penny Players
calling: John Ramsay, Mark Rice, Bob Green and Peter Wollenberg

Monday, April 6, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $5
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Friday June 19, 2015 8pm MIDSUMMER NIGHT BALL $10
7:30pm workshop in the Basics, 8pm dance to live music

band:  Tu'Penny Players
callers: Dr. John Ramsay

Monday, July 6, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $5

7-8:30pm - easy dances8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Friday July 17, 2015 8pm English Country Dance $7
7:30pm workshop in the Basics, 8pm dance to live music

band:  Tu'Penny Players
callers: Tom Hurlbut, from Iowa

Monday, August 3, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $5
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:  recorded
calling: as many as will

Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.

Monday August  17, 2015 7pm English Country Dance $7  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME
6:30pm workshop in the Basics, 7-9:30pm dance to live music

band:  Tu'Penny Players
callers: (MR)3 - Missy Reisenleiter, Mark Rice, Martha and Robert

Friday-Sunday,  September 4-6, 2015  HIGH TEA ENGLISH DANCE WEEKEND

band:  Jonathan Jensen, keyboard et al, Miranda Arana, flute et al, Martha Edwards, fiddle et al
caller: Brad Foster

Monday, September 7, 2015 - NO Plain and Fancy Dances - rest up after High Tea!

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7pm English Country Dance $7

band:  Tu'Penny Players (Kristin Graham on keyboard, Justus Matthews on clarinet, Martha Edwards on fiddle)
caller: Bob Green

Monday, October 5, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $7
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Monday October 19, 2015 7pm English Country Dance $7
7pm workshop in the Basics, 7:30pm dance to live music

band:  Tu'Penny Players
callers: (MR)2 (Missy Reisenleiter and Mark Rice)

Monday, November 2, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $5
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Monday November 16, 2015 7pm English Country Dance $7
7pm workshop in the Basics, 7:30pm dance to live music

band:  Tu'Penny Players
callers: M&M: Missy Reisenleiter and Martha Edwards

Monday, December 7, 2015 - Plain and Fancy Dances $5
7-8:30pm - easy dances, 8:30-10pm - advanced dances

music:   recorded
calling: as many as will

Friday December 18, 2015 7:30pm YULETIDE BALL $15
7:00pm workshop in the Basics, 7:30pm dance to live music

band:  Tu'Penny Players (Kristin Graham, keyboard, Martha Edwards, fiddle, Justus Matthews, clarinet)
caller: Susan Kevra from Nashville, TN