December 2018

Start December off with a “Hey”!

When: Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: 
Calgary Unitarian Centre, 1703 1st Street N.W.
Band: 
Graham Tait will be our guest musician with Chris Gregg and Dave Settles
Callers: 
Steven Méthot and James Prescott
Admission: 
$12 at the door
Next Dance:
New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 8:00 pm (see sidebar for dates of all 2018-2019 dances)

Busy season

I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. The last dances have seen larger crowds, and it makes for a fun evening.  We certainly appreciate your support and recognize that you have a lot of choices for your entertainment dollar this time of year.

This Month’s Video

Steven will be prompting this dance:  Delphiniums and Daisies.  A wonderful, flowing dance.

December Events:

Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm, Calgary Unitarian Centre: Chatauqua – The Other Sounds of Christmas. An annual benefit for the Food Bank. An evening of music, storytelling, dance, mummery – a non-traditional traditional Christmas. No tickets at the door. Contact Natalie 403 730-8389 to reserve your tickets.

December 7, 18, and 20, 7:00 pm, The Lougheed House. A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens told his story over 100 times in a series of soirees. Join Calgary storyteller Steven Méthot in a recreation of one of these performances. Music by Natalie Manzer, Michael Pollock and Karen Pollock. Visit the Lougheed House website for information on how to reserve tickets.

December 31, 8:00 pm, Calgary Unitarian Centre. Our annual New Years Eve dance. Watch for details in our next post.

November 2018

Remember to fall back to dancing!

When: Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: 
Calgary Unitarian Centre, 1703 1st Street N.W.
Band: 
Emilie Kirwan and David Morrissey will be joining Davey Settles for a spirited evening of Irish jigs and reels.
Callers: 
Steven Méthot and Annette Le Faive
Admission: 
$12 at the door
Next Dance: 
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm (see sidebar for dates of all 2018-2019 dances)

Busy Season

The last two dances have seen larger crowds, and it makes for a fun evening.  We certainly appreciate your support and recognize that you have a lot of choices for your entertainment dollar this time of year.

This Month’s Video

Steven will be prompting this dance:  Beneficial Tradition.  Whoops and Hollers are more than welcome.

December events:

Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm, Calgary Unitarian Centre: Contra dance for December.

Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm, Calgary Unitarian Centre: Chatauqua – The Other Sounds of Christmas. An annual benefit for the Food Bank. An evening of music, storytelling, dance, mummery – a non-traditional traditional Christmas. No tickets at the door. Contact Natalie 403 730-8389  to reserve your tickets.

December 7, 18, and 20, 7:00 pm, The Lougheed House. A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens told his story over 100 times in a series of soirees. Join Calgary storyteller Steven Méthot in a recreation of one of these performances. Music by Natalie Manzer, Michael Pollock and Karen Pollock. Visit the Lougheed House website for information on how to reserve tickets.

December 31, 8:00 pm, Calgary Unitarian Centre. Our annual New Years Eve dance. Watch for details in our next post.

October 2018

Winter?!? Not yet!  We’ll warm you up with a fine evening of dancing

When: Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers at 7:15 pm
Where: 
Calgary Unitarian Centre, 1703 1st Street N.W.
Band: 
Our band has familiar faces in a new configuration:  We’ll be featuring Michael Pollock on fiddle!
Caller: 
Steven Méthot
Admission: 
$12 at the door
Next Dance: 
Saturday, November 3, 7:30 pm (see sidebar for dates of all 2018-2019 dances)

A word about that September dance

 Wow! What?  You wanted more?  We had the largest crowd for a regular dance in over four years, and that made for some fun dancing.  We’d love to repeat that experience.  Bring a friend.  Bring two! 

This Month’s Video

Steven will be prompting this flowing dance called “Laura’s Zigzag”.  Men’s skirts are optional.

September 2018

And We’re Back! First dance of the 2018-2019 season!

When: Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 pm; quick teaching of basics for newcomers and flourishes for experienced dancers at 7:15 pm
Where: Calgary Unitarian Centre, 1703 1st Street N.W.
Band: Our band has familiar faces in a new configuration:  We’ll be featuring Michael Pollock on fiddle!
Callers: Steven Méthot and Leslie Gotfrit
Admission: $12.00 per person
Next Dance: Saturday, October 13, 7:30 pm (see sidebar for dates of all 2018-2019 dances)

Steven is old, what else is new?

Steven turns a significant digit on or about the date of our first contra.  His birthday wish?  He wants to call to a full hall.  Can you make it happen?

This Month’s Video

Natalie and Steven are going to be in the Atlantic Provinces for the next few weeks. There’s a thriving contra dance community in Halifax. Steven will be prompting this dance in September.