Oct. 6, 2017 to Oct. 8, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA, US

English Country

Pitt’s Fall Maggot

An English Country Dance Weekend October 6-8, 2017, Pittsburgh PA

Joanna Reiner with Bare Necessities

Joanna Reiner, a Philadelphia-based English Dance caller, is known for the clarity of her teaching and her dedication to encouraging people to become better dancers. Her calling has taken her from Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Hey Days in the Bay Area of California, and from St. Croix to Hawaii. Joanna calls regularly for the Germantown Country Dancers, is an avid dance gypsy, and in her spare time, works to support her dance habit.

Bare Necessities is a Boston-based quartet known nationwide for its unique presentation of English country dance music. The quartet, composed of Earl Gaddis and Mary Lea viola), Kate Barnes (flute, guitar, saxophone and whistles), and Jacqueline Schwab (piano) has been playing, touring and recording since 1978 and has produced numerous invaluable CDs of English Country Dance music.

Friday Contra dance at 8:00 p.m. to the music of Kate Barnes & Mary Lea ($10).  Saturday: a caller’s workshop by Joanna at 10:30 am at a location TBA.  Whether you are an aspiring or experienced caller, join us for a free ranging discussion.  Questions for Joanna can be submitted with your registration online or with your application.

All dance events are held at our NEW, MORE SPACIOUS LOCATION:

Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

For maps & more information, including the online registration, visit CDSSP.org.

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All ECD dance events and lunch

Saturday afternoon workshop, Saturday Evening dance party, Sunday workshops and Sunday lunch. Does not include Friday contra or Saturday caller's workshop.

Callers Workshop Sat 10:30 AM

Callers Workshop with Joanna Reiner. NOT included in the weekend price above. Submit questions for discussion in advance.

Sunday Lunch 12:30-1:30

Pay here if not doing the whole weekend above. Veg and non-veg pizza plus salad and gluten-free options, and an opportunity to socialize with all.