June 2017

Our first dance of the 2017-2018 season will be on Saturday, September 9 – same time, same place.

Have a Happy Summer, everyone!

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June 2017

Last dance of the season!  Don’t miss out.

When: Saturday, June 3, 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Calgary
, 1703 First Street N.W.
Callers:
Steven Méthot and Michael Pollock
Admission:
$12.00 per person
Next Dance:
Saturday, September 9, 7:30 pm (first dance of the 2017-2018 season) 

Last Dance

Well, another dance season is coming to an end, please join us to dance up a storm and to thank all the people who have helped make this season a success, from the band members to the various volunteers who help keep us kick up our heels.

 Water Valley!

A good number of the members of the band, the callers and members of our dance community will be gathering to perform and to celebrate the 19th annual Water Valley Celtic Folk Festival on June 24th.  The festival was conceived of and founded by our very own Davey Settles, who is now the artistic director.

Here’s a video from a few years back that will give you a taste of what’s in store for you.

I’m not saying that this song will be performed, but it IS Celtic (And yes… it is supposed to, um, sound like that).

This Month’s Video

Steven will be prompting this dance, “Lady of the Lake”, a Contra “Chestnut”, fun and easy.

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May 2017

It’s Spring!  No, really!  It’s safe to come out and dance!

When: Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 First Street N.W.
Callers:
Steven Méthot and James Prescott
Admission:
$12.00 per person
Next Dance:
Saturday, June 3, 7:30 pm (last dance of the season)

This Month’s Video

Steven will be prompting this dance, “Downstream”.  It’s a simple little dance that has an interesting aspect to it.  Very often we “go down the hall” only to turn right around and come on back.  This one will have us dancing at the other end of the hall – or the Safeway parking lot if there’s a lot of us.

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April 2017

No April Fooling, our dance will put a spring in your step!

When: Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 First Street N.W.
Callers:
Steven Méthot and Annette Lefaive
Admission:
$12.00 per person
Next Dance:
Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm

30th Anniversary of the Calgary Celtic Folk Club – April 8th

One week after our dance, and in the same hall, Celtic Folk will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The house band, The Rakes of Sunday, has our very own Davey Settles, Lesley Jefferson, and Karen and Michael Pollock along with the lovely and talented Derek Lofthouse. There’s three decades of entertainment crammed into one evening.

This Month’s Video

Steven will be prompting this dance, “Wingnut Whirl”.  There is no political or social commentary implied, although Steven has mentioned that he finds it odd that when ever the question “Can people be even more foolish?” is asked, some take it as a challenge.  *ahem*  About this dance?  It’s a bit whirly, but it’s very easy.

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February 2017

Break the back of winter and come on out to dance!

When: Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15
Where:
Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 First Street N.W.
Callers:
Steven Méthot and Annette Lefaive
Band: 
Kelly Guenter, Jarred Albright and David Settles
Admission:
$12.00 per person
Next Dance:
Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm

Fancy a dance in Saskatoon on March 4th?

The Saskatoon Folk Music Association is hosting a contra dance in the St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Saturday March 4th at 7:30. Steven will be calling and there’s an anticipation that there’ll be at least 100 dancers in attendance.  If you have friends or family in Saskatoon or would want to attend yourself, here’s the number for more information:  305-665-0864

This Month’s Video

We’ve posted this video before.  It was taken on a ferry from Anacortes Washington to Orcas Island.  The waters look pretty calm, but I am not sure I’d try a spinny dance if there was a swell.  The dance is “Bumbling In The Shower”, and we’ll be dancing it on February 25th – without poles, pitching decks or nautical sounds.

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