FW: Seeking help on advertising English country dance (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999 09:19:45 -0600
From: Kathryn Ballard <kballar@...>
To: Perry Wells <plw1@...>, JEANNE STAPLETON <jstaplet@...>,
Maggie Griggs <lyssa@...>,
Francesca di Pavia <pavia@...>
Subject: FW: Seeking help on advertising English country dance
Please pass this information on the those you might feel are interested.
Kathryn Ballard, Systems Analyst II
University of New Mexico -- CIRT/CSOS
As Tevye says in Fiddler on the Roof,
'Good news will stay, and bad news will refuse to leave.'
From: Charmaine Getz [mailto:clgetz@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 1999 11:14 AM
Subject: Seeking help on advertising English country dance
I am a member of Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance, active in
the English country dancing group. We are trying to get the message out
about our dance sessions, held in Lakewood (Denver) usually on the last
Friday evening of every month (except for August).
As you may already know, English country dancing predates contra, most
ceili, and square dancing. Many of the earliest English country dances
were being performed as far back as the Middle Ages - "Rufty Tufty,"
"Sellenger's Round," "Black Nag," "Merry Merry Milkmaids," "Jenny Pluck
Pears," etc. The dances were done in village as well as great hall.
We have a superb indoor space for dancing, a wonderful band, a great
caller/instructor, and at least a couple dozen friendly dancers of
novice to experienced levels. We charge about $7 for non-CFOOTMAD
members, $6 for members. Special clothes, a partner or even previous
experience are not necessary. Dances start at 7:30 and run to 11 p.m.
We welcome members of SCA and Renaissance fair groups who would like to
learn period dancing. English country is also a good alternative for
those who love the fast-paced contra, Irish or Scottish dancing but find
it physically taxing.
Your assistance in getting out this information would be greatly
appreciated. If anyone would like more details, please tell him or her
to contact me at (303) 447-8578 (after 9 a.m., please) or by email.
CFOOTMAD also has a web site with information about these and other
dances - www.cfootmad.com We also have flyers available for handing out
Thanks for your time and attention.
Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance