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Friday, February 24, 2006

Contra Dance In Houston This Weekend

There IS a dance in Houston this weekend Does anyone know about Celtic music or dancing in Beaumont? ******************************************* In This issue: Our Schedule: HATDS INFO: Things to do ******************************************* Our Schedule Feb 25 8-11 Music by: Evil Genius Caller: Jim Allman Mar 11 8-11 Music by: Perfect Fifth Caller: Chuck Roth Mar 25 8-11 Music by: No Foolin’ Calling by Keith Holmes 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 ******************************************* ******************************************* CONTRA DAN'S PICK-UP BAND Musicians are always welcome to Contra Dan's practices Weekly on Thursday nights (please cpntzct mike for confirmation each week) 1135 Oxford in the Heights GME ************************************************** ENGLISH PICK-UP BAND (Fish & Chips) Musicians are always welcome to ENGLISH PICK-UP practices Weekly on Tuesday nights (Holiday schedule in effect) 1135 Oxford in the Heights Info: Dan 281-346-2615 ************************************************** OXFORD HALL ANNOUNCEMENTS FRAILING OR CLAWHAMMER BANJO WORKSHOP Every second Wednesday, 8:00 to 10:00 pm Open to anyone who plays or wants to play old time banjo. Bring your banjo (if you don't have one, I have several that can be used for the evening) and possibly tableture of a tune to share in standard G tuning. We'll start from basics and go on from there. No admission but if you would like to make a contribution to help cover cost of AC or heating it would be appreciated. UPCOMING Oxford Hall EVENTS Oxford Hall: 1135 Oxford, Houston, TX 77008 Questions? call Mike @ 713.861.4185 ************************************************************* Cajun jam every 3rd Monday Pizza Hut (I think) on W. 18th @ Mangum Contact Steve Bing 713-861-3590 ************************************************************* Songbird Sanctuary Fri, Feb 17: The bad boy of folk, Eric Schwartz, will give us an adults only show so he can let loose with some of his less delicate observations that were banned from his several Kerrville main stage performances in recent years. A super talent no matter how you slice him, Eric is exceptionally funny, he can satisfy any age or sex (or orientation) with heart-filling crooning, indulge your silly side with doo-wop and pop, but make you think thrice with his twisted story songs and societal exposés. Contact : Tom Yeager 713 524-6545 (until 11:00PM) or In Houston’s Montrose Neighborhood ************************************************************* Dance Groups and Things To Do ******************************************************* ******************************************************* When In Doubt, Swing dance weekend in Dallas. Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2006 : Music by teenager band Great Bear Trio! ******************************************************* BARN DANCE 3rd Sunday: 7:00-9:30 no experience necessary. Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly. Info 281-450-3027, 713-861-2462 Men Of Houston Morris Dancers MoH is looking for recruits! We practice most Sundays at Rudyard's 2010 Waugh, 4-6pm, upstairs. For info: Eamonn Mulchrone CRESCENT CITY INTERNATIONAL DANCERS CCID is back to dancing every Thursday. We are now at St. Andrew's Episcopal, uptown New Orleans. Visit to meet the group. for directions and times. Thank you, especially, and all the dancers, Austonians, and Texans for the needed disaster relief! Houston International Folk Dance International Folk Dancing for beginners. 7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. Contact Joan Furstenberg at Austin FIRST FRIDAY CONTRADANCE Contact Nana Lopez at or 970-4919 for more information. AUSTIN 3RD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE 8-11 p.m.(newcomers session at 7:30). $8. At the door Concact: Chuck Roth 512-453-8936 Austin: WEDNESDAY DANCE (Austin Barn Dancers) Austin Barn Dancers contra dancing at Hancock Rec Center, 811 E. 41st St, every Wednesday, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Open band. Callers Contact Dale Rempert, Website: Contact: Dale Rempert 512-453-4225 Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance at St. Paul Lutheran, 3501 Red River. Keith Tuxhorn and Ann Sarmiento calling with MC2 (Max & Marilyn). 8-11 p.m. (newcomers session at 7:30). $8. Contact: Chuck Roth,, 512-453-8936. AUSTIN SECOND FRIDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING There will be NO ECD in January English Country Dancing at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dave Macemon or Cynthia Stenger calling with music by the English Country Band. Live music by the English Country Band and the Home Grown Contra Band. Calling by Dave Macemon, Cynthia Stenger, Chuck Roth, and Ann Sarmiento. Contact Cynthia at , 512-341-8023. For information Barbara Coeyman, 453-2026, 503-806-7593 (cell) Another contact : Rowena at , 512-419-9547. Austin International Folk Dancing Info and schedule: . San Antonio Contra Dancers: SACD now has TWO dance locations More later 2nd Saturday, 7:30-10:30 p.m. New location: American Dance Company, Jones-Maltsberger & Starcrest. 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 John Ivy is organizing some JAM SESSION(s) to give local musicians a chance to share and practice playing contra dance style music. A jam session is scheduled for the hour preceeding the dance, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Anthony building of the Unitarian Church. Anyone interested may attend. Bring your instrument and a tune to share. We continue our community/barn dances on Thursdays: Feb. 16, Mar. 23, and Apr. 20. Another chance to introduce your friends to contra and square dancing. Upcoming dances of possible interest: March 11, 2006: College Station March 26, 2006: Austin, Dance in the Park (Sunday) March 31 - April 2, 2006: Dallas: When in Doubt, Swing (weekend). April 8, 2006: College Station, band: Mockingbird Unitarian Fellowship hall. 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 (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: NEW DANCERS WELCOME Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent/guardian) COST: $5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family) – fourth consecutive Wednesday free. Location: Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas (3rd building on left traveling east from Heights Blvd. - 2 story red brick - entrance recessed about 15 feet from street -dancing upstairs). MAP PHOTO OF HALL - Dianna CALENDAR PAGE note: New page: Annual Celtic / Dance Events details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: current month: for upcoming months: ******** NEWCOMERS WELCOME - NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - NO PARTNERS NEEDED and if you have room: Thursdays: Celtic Chorus of Houston - singalongs and singing in harmony Knights of Columbus south of downtown, 7:30 pm 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 MONDAY: International Folk Dance for beginners. WEDNESDAY: Scottish Country Dancing and More THURSDAYS: Celtic Chorus of Houston Celtic Concerts- 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 Dianna ,I hope this is better R. Irish American Heritage Association (IAHA), SSQQ Newsletter Victorian Dance: Story Telling In Houston 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 ******************************************************** does anybody read this stuff? Please reply Yes I really am going North.
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