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.

Upcoming for 2021 season:

January 21, Cynthia Shaw, Sledding with Cynthia: Winter Tunes & Memories
February 4, Beverly Francis
February 18, Tom Amessé
March 4, Margaret Bary & Chip Prince
March 18, Danny Walkowitz
April 1, Daniel Popowich
April 15, Marty Fager
May 6, Orly Krasner
May 20, Gene Murrow
June 3, Paul Ross
June 17, Dorothy Cummings

Past 2020 Season:

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. Dorothy Cummings: The Hornpipe

Program format:

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

Videos of all Lore presentations HERE.

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