Saturday, December 9, 2017

New Blog and Website

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to continue Balance and Swing dance events

including contra, English country,
square and barn dance,
Madrigal dancers
and more

or go directly to the Jane Austen Ball

Thank you!

Susan English and Friends
330-347-8155
woosterdance@gmail.com


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Contra Dance Saturday, Dec. 2

7:00-10:00 p.m.

Workshops for both newcomers and advanced dancers start at 7 p.m. 
at VALLEY COLLEGE GRANGE2411 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691 (Routes 226 & 3). 

Beautiful Celtic music with POCKETFUL O’ GIMMICK
SUSAN ENGLISH calling longways sets, circle mixers, and a square
  • No partner or experience necessary
  • It's aerobic and social; for ages 8-80
  • Clean shoes on the dance floor, please!
  • Suggested donation $6; students $5; family $20 (or bring some refreshments of your choice)
See  Video Playlist  for clips from past contra dances
Dance blog:  Balance-and-Swing
​Hope to see you dancing!  Susan 🎶

Sunday, November 19, 2017

English Country Dance

Saturday, November 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

2411 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691 (Routes 226 & 3)

FOUR PENCE playing traditional music
Stephanie Musselman (keyboard)
Mike Deyo (violin)
Cid Cayhoe (recorder)
Rosario Candelero (cello)

Instruction and prompting by SUSAN ENGLISH
   ·      No partner necessary – we will change partners
   ·      Comfortable clothing and clean shoes please
   ·      Suggested donation $6; students $5; family $20

Program for Nov. 25th
Polonese Russe (c.1815)*
Knole Park (1809)*
The Physical Snob (1800)*
Prince William of Gloucester's Waltz (1801)*
La Fete de Regent (1812)*
Jack’s Maggot (1703)
La Boulangere (1805)*
*Jane Austen-Regency Era

More information:  woosterdance@gmail.com  330-347-8155 


AND SAVE THE DATES BELOW!

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
"The Jane Austen/Regency Look"
    A presentation by Susan Heady, Ph.D.

546 E Bowman St, Wooster, OH 44691
$5 adults, students free
Come see what period gowns, hair, and accessories a woman would have worn to a Ball in the early 1800's.  Menswear will also be discussed and the correct behaviors of the time described.  Learn also how to get the look without spending a fortune, for women and men.  Free gift and handouts to attendees.


 Saturday Jan. 27, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
"From the Thrift Shop to the Jane Austen Ball"
    A sewing workshop with Cherrill Wertz

Location:  NAMI/Moca House, Activities Room
Free assistance but bring:
   sewing machine (if you have one)
   a gown (to be altered) plus trims OR
   materials, pattern, and supplies to make a gown or a man's vest and cravat
There will be some sewing machines available and thrift store gowns for purchase. To reserve a seat at the workshop and receive further instructions,
please contact Cherrill Wertz at tcwertz@frontier.com


Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Kittredge Hall, College of Wooster




Monday, October 30, 2017

Contra Dance Nov. 4

Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:00-10:00 p.m
2411 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691 (Routes 226 & 3). 
Workshops for both newcomers and advanced dancers start at 7 p.m.  
Guaranteed good time!

Beautiful Celtic music with POCKETFUL O’ GIMMICK
SUSAN ENGLISH calling longways sets, circle mixers, and a square
  • No partner or experience necessary
  • It's aerobic and social; for ages 8-80
  • Clean shoes on the dance floor, please!
  • Suggested donation $6; students $5; family $20 
  • (or bring some refreshments of your choice)
See  Video Playlist  for clips from past contra dances

2017-2018 Dance Flier 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Saturday, October 28

English Country Dance
7:00-9:00 p.m.

2411 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691 (Routes 226 & 3)

                      FOUR PENCE playing beautiful traditional music - - 

Stephanie Musselman (keyboard)
Mike Deyo (violin)
Cid Cayhoe (recorder)
Rosario Candelero (cello)

                     SUSAN ENGLISH providing instruction and prompting

   · No partner necessary – we will change partners
                               · Comfortable clothing and clean shoes please!
    · Suggested donation $6; students $5; family $20

See English Country Dance Videos in Wooster, Ohio


And save the date!  
Saturday, February 24, 2018  7:00-10:00 p.m.
JANE AUSTEN BALL
Kittredge Hall, College of Wooster

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Contra Dance Oct. 7

Saturday, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Instruction for both newcomers and advanced dancers 7 p.m.    

at VALLEY COLLEGE GRANGE2411 Shreve Road, Wooster, OH 44691 (Routes 226 & 3)

                  Beautiful Celtic music with POCKETFUL O’ GIMMICK
                  SUSAN ENGLISH calling longways sets, mixers, squares
  • No partner or experience necessary
  • It's aerobic and social; for ages 8-80
  • Clean shoes on the dance floor, please!
  • Suggested donation $6; students $5; family $20 (or bring some refreshments of your choice)
See  Video Playlist  for clips from past contra dances
Dance blog:  Balance-and-Swing

Also see my article Why Dance in China? 
and cover photo in CDSS News Fall 2017


Monday, September 18, 2017

September Contra Dance

Saturday, Sept. 23
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Contra Dance
Charles Mills Lake
2187 Mifflin Township Rd 1265,
Lucas, OH 44843
Info:  330-263-0990

Beautiful Celtic music with POCKETFUL O’ GIMMICK
Instruction and calling by SUSAN ENGLISH 

No partner or experience necessary
It's aerobic and social; for ages 8-80
Clean shoes on the dance floor, please!
Suggested donation $6; students $5; family $20

See  Video Playlist  for clips from past contra dances