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October 26-27-28, 2012
With Bare Necessities
An excellent wood dance floor, large locker room with showers (bring your own lock) and plenty of free parking.
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Bare Necessities a quartet known for its creative interpretations of English country dance tunes, has been playing together since 1980. Earl Gaddis and Mary Lea both play violin and viola, Peter Barnes is on winds and guitar, and Jacqueline Schwab plays piano . Together they have redefined the sound of English country dance music with an improvisatory and playful style that reflects their classical background and extensive experience playing for all kinds of dancing. The group has played for dancers and audiences from Hawaii to York, England, from Alaska to St. Croix, VI, doing concerts, week-long dance events and workshops.
Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Adina Gordon has called dances in 36 American states spanning all six time zones, as well as three Canadian provinces and Israel. Adina is known for calling contras and squares that cause spontaneous eruptions of joy on dance floors.
Jacqueline Schwab needs no introduction to English Country dancers. Non-dancers will know her music from Ken Burns' productions for PBS such as "The Civil War" and "Baseball". Plans are again in the works for a concert performed by Jacqueline in the Columbus area on October 29, 2012, following with this year's dance weekend. Watch this website for details.
Work scholarships are available; trade some work time at the registration table or elsewhere for dance time. Contact the Registrar if you are interested.
There is limited local hospitality available. Hospitality requests must be submitted to Christopher Gecik, 307 E. Kanawha Ave., Columbus, OH 43214-1211.
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