Community Dance and Open Band: May 13th, 2023

Remember how much fun we were having in early 2020? (Link to video on Facebook.)

Join us for the sequel on May 13th, 2023! We’re having another open band dance. As before, we’ll have calling by Andy Davis, and the band led Becky Hollingsworth and (this time) Susan Conger on fiddle.

The dancing will, as usual, feature a gentle opening suitable for beginners and children at 7:30 PM, then progress into somewhat zestier dances after 8:30, including the old chestnut Chorus Jig.

Admission: pay-what-you-can, $12 – $20 suggested

Location: 906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267, in the community hall of the First Congregational Church

Time: 7:30 – 10:30 PM, Saturday, May 13th

Covid Precautions: Masks and proof of vaccination required. If you’re pre-registered, you won’t have to show your card at the door. Here’s a link to the pre-registration form:  Performers may go unmasked *if* they’ve had a negative rapid test that day — this includes open band members while in the band area, but masks are required while dancing and elsewhere in the hall.

Anyone with an acoustic instrument is welcome to join the band. Here’s a list of the tunes we’ll play: Chorus Jig is a little tricky — sheet music available in the “New England Fiddler’s Repertoire” or the “Fiddler’s Fakebook”. Note the ABCB form of Chorus Jig differs from the standard AABB of most contra dance repertoire.

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