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Sebastopol Advanced English Country Dance
January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm$5 – $15
July 31 Special Advanced English Country Dance
Caller: Gary Thomas
Band: Bill Jensen (piano), Maggie Moore (violin), Susan Jensen (flute)
Our 5th Sunday series is for experienced dancers, so instruction will be streamlined and the dances will be more complex than at our 1st and 3rd Sunday dances. We expect dancers attending these sessions to be completely comfortable with heys for 3 and 4, dolphin heys, figure 8s, and triple minor progression. They should also be able to maintain their sense of orientation within the set. This is not the time to bring your friends who are new to English country dancing, though we’d love to see them at the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Wear smooth-soled, low-heeled shoes. Admission is $13 for members and affiliates, $15 for non-members, $5 for dancers 30 and under. If you’re comfortably able to pay the $15, those few extra dollars will help support our series as we all recover from the pandemic. Fragrance-free event, no perfume or scented products please.
Because of ongoing COVID-19:
— There is a limit of 36 attendees, and preregistration is encouraged. To preregister, please email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will confirm your registration or if you are on the waiting list at least one week before the dance. If you preregister and realize you can’t come, even if it’s right before the dance, please tell us so we can notify the folks on the waiting list. The managers’ email addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
— For our dance, all attendees will need to be fully vaccinated, including the booster dose. As per direction from the North Bay Country Dance Society board, we will require proof of vaccination and booster for each of you, no exceptions. We will also require the wearing of appropriate masks. N95, KN95, KF94 and technical cloth masks, such as Enro Tech Mask, Happy Mask Pro, Proper Cloth Mask, Graf Lantz Zenbu Mask, and Kitsbow Face Mask, are acceptable. Your old cloth masks will need to be retired for our dance, sorry. Please check the NBCDS.org home page for the current CDC Community Level; at the high level, evidence of a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken within 6 hours of the start of the dance is also required.
— Please realize that dancing poses a potential risk, even to those who are vaccinated. If you have a compromised immune system, please wait and come when you feel it would be safe.
— If you are not feeling well the day of the dance please stay home to protect yourself and others.
— We won’t have the group snack table until we can stop being masked indoors, but folks are welcome to bring their own treats to enjoy during the break.
— Please avoid wearing any scented products.
Tom Spittler and Kathy Woeltjen, dance managers
Kalia Kliban, series programmer