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:  330-347-8155 


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

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