CDNY Country Dance Lore series

The context of English country dance is rich, both historically and musically. At a normal dance evening, time for these topics is circumscribed; a caller must focus on dance directions first. But now Covid-19 is giving us (unasked!) the opportunity to tell our dancers more.
Country Dance Lore is a series of half-hour talks exploring the rich context of country dance — especially ECD and especially as relates to the New York community.
Join us virtually (on Zoom) on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:30 pm:

September 17. Gene Murrow: The English Dance Scene in the 1960s
October 1. Beverly Francis: Dancing in the Time of Jane Austen
October 15. Paul Ross: Enter the Dragon(lady): The Life and Legacy of Fried Herman
November 5. Tom Amessé: The Jack’s Health News Hour
November 19. Margaret Bary and Cynthia Shaw: Contemporary ECD Tunes
December 3. Daniel Popowich: Music Theory for Country Dancers
December 17. Details to come.

Program format:

7:30 Welcome/announcements
7:40 Presentation
8:10 Q&A
8:20 Informal chat & socializing

Download the series calendar here.
For up-to-date program details and Zoom link, see CDNY’s calendar or visit our Facebook page.