• Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Come on out to and Old Time and Cajun Dance Night and dance to incredible Old Time Music of Pearls and Swine (Hogwashers and Pearly Snaps) and for an hour in the middle of the evening wonderful Cajun music by Bayou Road Krewe headed by the fabulous fiddling of Susi Mills!

Old Time Square Dance Night this Saturday, November 15 , 2008 starting at 7:30 pm. Music by Pearls and Swine (Steve Selin, Joe Damiano, Jason Zorn, Rosie Newton and Stephanie Jenkins) with Bayou Road Krewe playing Cajun tunes for an hour in the middle for your listening, waltzing and two stepping pleasure. Dance caller: Nancy Spero Come to dance or listen! Location: Close Hall, 8 miles north of Ithaca on Route 96 in Jacksonville NY $7 suggested donation, beginners welcome, no partner needed. For more information, contact Nancy Spero 273-6603 or Steve Selin 272-9862

These dances have been happening for a while as you can tell by perusing the forum thread here http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?t=383. There you will see this nice little write up from local fiddler Steve Selin: “If you haven’t been to one of the dances I figured I’d describe it a bit. The BYOB dance is set in an old Grange hall built some time (guessing…) about 100 years ago. Upstairs the second-floor was made for dance parties – wood floor, little stage, low light. It’s cozy. We put together a band of musicians to play fiddle tunes, and old-time country songs. Some for listening, or 2-stepping or waltzing or whatever you want to do. The fiddle tunes propel the square dances that Nancy calls (small groups of 8 people, following figures that are shouted out). Even if you’ve never danced or think square dancing is something better left to elementary school gym class, you might just realize that it’s a ton of fun.”

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  1. New Facebook dance group for contra and square dancing http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31552309563

  2. Next Old Time Square Dance Night at Close Hall is Feb 7th 2009 at 8:00 pm Music by the Hogwashers. Nancy Spero calling.

    DETAILS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2271#2271

    POSTER http://canaaninstitute.org/docs/Square_Dance_Close_Hall.pdf

  3. Next Close Hall Square Dance is April 25th see http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2550#2550

  4. Old Time Dance Night Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009 Time: 8:00 pm. Music: The Hogwashers Caller: Nancy Spero calling square dances. At Close Hall, 8 miles north of Ithaca on Route 96 in Jacksonville NY $7- no partner needed http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2913#2913 Here is the poster. As always, any help getting the word out is appreciated! http://canaaninstitute.org/docs/Square_Dance_Close_Hall.pdf

  5. Sat Jan 23 2010 OLD TIME SQUARE DANCE — Due to scheduling conflicts with band members we need to change the date of the square dance to one week earlier, Jan 23. at Close Hall. Hope to see many people there heating up the hall! We plan to have members of Long John & the Tights, the Hogwashers, and maybe also the Pearly Snaps join in the fun! We will be starting at 7:30 since people seem to like earlier start times in the winter when the days are shorter. It will be fun to start off 2010 with this high energy group of musicians! Nancy — http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3108#3108

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