friends of Greenfield Dance

Caller’s Workshop Series: Fall 2018

By Jessica Schultz. Posted on April 23, 2018.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to call contra dances? Learn from Bob Isaacs!

  • Teaching for all levels
  • Choreography
  • Planning a full evening
  • Working with musicians
  • Calling medleys
  • Getting to the next level

The series will be run 4 Saturdays in the Fall: 9/15, 9/29, 10/20, and 11/3/18, 12:00-4:00 PM at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield. There will also be an opportunity for some students to call a dance or two at the Fall Frolic at the Grange on November 4.

Cost is $80 -100 (with scholarships available) (includes a 90 page instruction manual). This series is limited to 12 students.

Please email Julie Bermant with questions or to indicate interest. Pre-registration is required.

This event it supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance.

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