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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Houston Contra Dance This Weekend

There IS a dance in Houston this weekend And KPFT has an Irish Celtic Concert (see below) ******************************************* In This issue: Our Schedule: Notorious Doings around the SWAMP: Bayou Blurb: HATDS INFO: Other Events: Oxford Hall info: Dance Groups and Things To Do: ******************************************* Our Schedule August 13: Band: Contra Dan’s Caller: Chris Broad August 27: Band: GNU Caller: Mike Head Sept 10: SWAMP STOMP – 2pm til 11:00pm Band: Eden and Larry (aka Notorious) Caller: Our own Kimberly McKittrick (now from Washington State) Sept 24: KPFT( 90.1 FM) Benefit Dance Band: No Foolin’ Caller Keith Holmes Oct 8: Caller: TBA Band: BKM-The Band ****************************************** HATDS is Booking Callers and Bands ******************************************* We want to know which dates to save for you: Oct. 8 is open for callers HATDS is growing with new dancers that are returning. We all know that great Music and Calling are ALWAYS key to great dancing. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Dorcas Got a date that is a second or fourth Saturday(except Dec.). Please drop me a line. ***************************************** Notorious Doings around the SWAMP: ********************************************** Tuesday, 9/6 - workshop at HSPVA Wednesday, 9/7 - fiddling workshop for young string musicians 6:30 - 8:00pm; contact for more info Thursday, 9/8 - fiddling workshop for advanced string musicians 6:30pm - 8:00pm: contact Friday, 9/9 - concert at BlackwoodEducationalLandCenter 8:00pm: contact 713.768.3422 for more information Saturday, 9/10 - Swamp Stomp (need I say more) Sunday, 9/11 - "Mostly Waltz" at Oxford Hall 3 - 5(????): contact 713.861.4185 Sunday, 9/11 - Concert at Oxford Hall 7:00pm: contact 713.861.4185 for more information Here is a description of our "Mostly Waltz" dance. Maybe 2:00 - 4:00? An afternoon of dancing to the wonderful music of Notorious, featuring: "Waltz King" Larry Unger and violinist extraordinaire, Eden MacAdam-Somer. Music will include an incredible variety of waltzes as well as polkas, schottishes, tangos, swing dances, zwiefaches, hambos, two-steps, and other International favorites. ****************************************** Bayou Blurb ****************************************** BB '06 Meeting s ALL MEETINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER WATCH THIS SPOT FOR INFO Phone: 713 522-7117 Date: MLK day 2006 CALLER.: Nils Fredland BAND: Footloose HALL: Sokol Houston 1314 West Patton; Houston, Texas 77009 Sounds like its all done except the grunt work....TOADILY AWESOME Toads urge YOU to come GRUNT with us. ***************************************** HATDS INFO ******************************************* HATDS DANCES AT: CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3788 RICHMOND Just east of Wesylan. (enter on Timmons) (near the old Compac Center) *********************************************************** Houston Contra Dances are at : 8:00p and end at : 11:00 p $6 members; $8 non-members $4 students over 16 w/ID $3 student members and dancers 12-16 Free under 12 Live Music-Always! No Partners or Experience Necessary Every Dance is Taught and Called Always open to the Public THE FIRST DANCE IS A TEACHING SESSION Contra dancing is a type of American folk dancing with roots in English traditions. It is done in lines of couples, women facing, or contra, men. A caller directs the dance; teaching each dance as it starts. No extra lessons are required. Contra dance is easy, free, and flirtatious. Contra dance is moving, active, aerobic exercise, so wear comfortable clothing like tee shirts, shorts, skirts, and tennis or dance shoes. If you can walk and follow directions, you can contra. (a nice link to another description) *********************************************************** Need to talk to us? Houston Area Traditional Dance Society For more Information Call (713) 923-5727 or (281) 286-3126 e-mail: website at ******************************************* Other dances and events you might want to know about ******************************************* ******************************************* KPFT has a FREE Irish Celtic Concert Sunday Aug. 14 ** 3-6 PM Miller Small Stage(on the side of the big stage) Herman Park IT IS FREE and is the first in the KPFT Fall Concert Series Info at 713 526-4000 or Map: HEADLINERS: 3:00 Constant Billy, 4:00 Paisley Close, 5:00 Blaggards ******************************************* CONTRA DAN'S PICK-UP BAND Musicians are always welcome to Contra Dan's practices Weekly on Thursday nights 1135 Oxford in the Heights GME ************************************************** OXFORD HALL ANNOUNCEMENTS 1135 Oxford in the Heights Note that there is the NO Oxford Hall Wednesday Night Music Circle until the Fall. Come and enjoy an evening of music, poetry and who knows what all provided by local talent Please watch this location for our continuing series of Music and Dance activities. Please note that all events in Oxford Hall are smoke free. UPCOMING Oxford Hall EVENTS ??? we don’t have any at the moment Questions? call Mike @ 713.861.4185 ******************************************************* Dance Groups and Things To Do ******************************************************* Barn Dance with Carol Teal, no experience necessary. 3rd Sunday of the Month: 7:00-9:30 PM. Info 281-450-3027, 713-861-2462 Michele, Jan & Sarah Houston International Folk Dance Contact Joan Furstenberg at Austin FIRST FRIDAY CONTRADANCE Contact Nana Lopez at or 970-4919 for more information. AUSTIN 3RD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE Chuck Roth 512-453-8936 Austin: WEDNESDAY DANCE (Austin Barn Dancers) June 15, 22, 29. Open band. Callers Contact Dale Rempert, Website: Contact: Dale Rempert 512-453-4225 AUSTIN SECOND FRIDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING 8-11 p.m. Calling By: Dave Macemon and Cynthia Stenger Live Music by the English Country Band. For information Barbara Coeyman, 453-2026, 503-806-7593 (cell) Austin International Folk Dancing A Dance and After party July 9 58th Annual Texas Camp, Thursday, November 24 Info and schedule: . San Antonio Contra Dancers: Dances on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Website: Contact: Brooke Peters Dallas Contra: Dances on 1st, 3rd (& 5th) Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m Contact: Website: Bryan/College Station Contra Dance July 9, 2005 College Station Unitarian Fellowship hall. Callers: Lorraine and Paul Other upcoming dances of possible interest: August 13, 2005 College Station September 10, 2005 College Station, band: No Foolin' December 10, 2005, band: No Foolin' Dances held 2nd Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m Website contact: . A Texas Calendar of events: Texas International Folk Dance: Wednesdays Scottish Dancing: Scottish Country Dancing and More led by Dianna Shipman Location: Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas see website for map and more info at: ********* SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER August 10, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ****** REMINDER - RANCH PARTY AUG 20 - STILL TIME TO RSVP! ******** IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) * Tonight * Member News ** ALICE RHOADES performs at Fondren Library (Rice University) ** MEMORIAL SERVICE for ED YOUNG'S MOTHER * Come Dance With Us! CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: for upcoming months: UPDATE: FIDDLER BILL THURMAN ALASKA CRUISE 2006 DIANNA'S MISCELLANY * MARS CORRECTION ******** NEWCOMERS WELCOME - NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - NO PARTNERS NEEDED and if you have room: Tuesdays: Celtic Chorus of Houston - singalongs and singing in harmony Knights of Columbus south of downtown for map and more details see website at for more info contact: Dianna Shipman (email phone: 713 522 1212) Vice President, Celtic Chorus of Houston These people are a class act. SUNDAY: SCA dancing, Morris dancing and the Irish Session players. MONDAY: International Folk Dance for beginners. TUESDAY: Celtic Chorus; RSCDS Socials Celtic Concerts at Knights of Columbus - 2005 website: WEDNESDAY: We dance on Wednesdays in the Heights and always welcome new dancers and musicians TRAD TUNES - downloadable Celtic music Trad Tunes offers an iTunes like service of downloadable Celtic music from its catalog of 10,000 songs Irish American Heritage Association (IAHA), SSQQ Newsletter Victorian Dance: Story Telling In Houston June 11 Millar park 713-480-6303 email Austin Scottish Country Dancing Austin Clickety Cloggers Anything you want me to find out for YOU??? Just ask. See Ya Dancing ********************************************************
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