The Worcester contra dance closed its 2018–2019 dance season to the music of Concepdance and the calling of Rich Sbardella! The summer heat was slowly making its presence known, but we remained cool and comfortable with ice cream novelties at break time, alongside traditional snacks of crackers, almond bars, and fruit salad.
Speaking of refreshments, you can always count on us to keep you hydrated — the water flows freely at our dances! But starting in this fall, we're going to be environmentally friendly by asking dancers to bring their own water bottles. We appreciate your support as we seek to eliminate cups from our dances.
Thank you to everyone who made this season a success! We're looking for volunteers to assist with opening the hall and taking admission in the new year. If you're interested, please contact us!
Thank you to everyone who joined the Worcester contra dance this season! It was such a joy to share the music and calling of our bands and callers with so many wonderful dancers, both new and veteran. And what a wonderful way to end the season with einstein's little homunculus and Don Veino!
Stealth shot of caller Don Veino.
LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU
Grand music from elh.
An eclectic band.
Merch! Only $10 per CD.
Committee members extraordinaire. (ALL committee members are extraordinary!)
einstein's little homunculus!
Blow, baby, blow.
Sit back and relax, enjoy the show!
LIVE FROM WORCESTER
Rockin' & rollin'!
Here comes Peter!
There are many ways to swing!
Go, Jenny, go!
So happy together.
Our next dance is September 9 — but you don't need to wait until then to get your dance fix! Nearby Rutland will be picking up our slack with two Saturday dances on June 17 and July 15, 8–11 PM. That first dance is less than a week away and features the calling of Tod Whittemore from Connecticut. Joining him will be Julie Metcalf and friends, whose music is sure to delight us all.
The dance will be held at the Finnish Heritage Society on Finn Park Road in Rutland. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per student.
Thank you to all who came to our June dance! Although attendance was light, those who showed up had a wonderful time.
Our hall was filled with the music of Smoke & Mirrors, a group new to Worcester that came recommended by our friends in Northboro. Their tunes were complemented by the calling of Angela DeCarlis, a veteran of BIDA and Concord who raised the bar for Worcester's dancers with her diverse dance selection. Like Smoke & Mirrors, Angela was new to Worcester, and we welcomed the opportunity to host new talent at our venue. We expect we haven't seen or heard the last of these talented artists, band and caller alike.
Introducing Smoke & Mirrors!
Find your partner.
A veteran caller making her Worcester debut, it's Angela DeCarlis!
A happy and talented quartet.
Long lines, forward and back.
A healthful intermission.
Swing, swing, swing!
Angela's looking quite confident in her calling.
The details of our 2016–2017 season are imminent, so sign up for our mailing list or Facebook group to get the details as soon as they're announced. In the meantime, have a great summer, and we'll see you on September 10!
Thank you to all who came to the closing dance of Worcester's season! Just as they did in 2011, Einstein's Little Homunculus sent us off in grand fashion. (More contra bands need drums!) Dan Pearl's calling was flawless as always, accommodating newcomers and veterans alike in line dances, circle mixers, and no squares whatsoever.