[Bg-dance] Fwd: June Austin Contra Calendar

tmcd at panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Mon Jun 15 21:11:12 PDT 2009

This is the most recent monthly newsletter I got.  I signed up at a
Wednesday contra dance.  (Contra is way different from country.  If
you get dizzy from spinning, you do not want contra!)

Of particular note for SCAers, I would think, is the English Country
Dance this Friday.  I haven't been to one yet.  I'm told that the
repetoire is different and that the dances become more complicated as
the envening goes on. -- DdL, tmcd at panix.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 17:28:37 -0500
From: contradance at austin.rr.com
To: tmcd at panix.com
Subject: June Austin Contra Calendar -- important changes

Austin Contra Dance Calendar for June 2009

Please come to these dances fragrance-free to protect our dancers with


June 10*, 17, 24.  Austin Barn Dancers contra dancing at Hancock Rec
Center, 811 E. 41st St, every Wednesday, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Open band.
Contact Dale Rempert, drempert at ix.netcom.com, 512-453-4225.
*June 10 location may change.  Watch for further announcements.

June 19.  English Country Dancing ***This month only we're dancing on
the 3rd Friday and at a different location!*** 7:30-10:30 pm at
Carpenter's Hall, 400 Josephine, Live music by ECO (Austin's English
Country Orchestra).  All dances are taught and called. $6.  Contact
Ann McCracken at ann at mccr.org, 512-266-9949.

June 20.  Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance.  Lissa Bengtson from San
Antonio calling with the Lost and Nameless Orchestra. 8-11 pm
(newcomers session at 7:30) $8 with discounts for AFTM members and
students. Contact: Chuck Roth croth at austin.rr.com 512-453-8936.

You can find more info about Austin contra dancing at
www.austincontradance.org Austin contra dancers now have a group on
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10253242826 or search
for "Austin contra dancers." You'll need a Facebook account (free) to


June 6.  Community Square Dance, 2-4 pm in Lockhart at the Grace
Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 108 N. Medina, $3.  No experience
needed. Jimmy Ellis, caller.  www.LockhartCasuals.com.

June 12-14. Flamingo Fling in Oklahoma City featuring Nils Fredland
calling to the music of the Great Bear Trio.  www.scissortail.org

June 26-28. Tunes for 20! contra dance camp at Cross Point Camp, on
Lake Texoma. Mimi Rogers & Allison Hicks celebrate 20 years of musical
collaboration. A good excuse for a party. You dance and we'll play the
tunes. For flyer with information & registration form, go to
http://www.geocities.com/nttds/Tunes_for_20_Dance_Camp.pdf, Limit 100
attendees. Registration deadline is June 17th.

Other Contra Dancing Around Texas

1st, 3rd (& 5th) Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. North Texas Traditional Dance
Society contra dancing in Dallas.  Info and schedule: www.nttds.org.

Usually 1st Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. Bryan/College Station Contra Dance.
Info and schedule: http://bcscontra.org

2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m., San Antonio Contra Dancers.
At IFCC on the OLLU campus.  Info and schedule:

2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m. Houston Area Traditional Dance
Society contra dance.  Info and schedule: www.hatds.org.

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