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Events

Apr22

ONLINE Contra dance with Lake City Virtual Contra Dancers and caller Susan English

ONLINE--Seattle WA contra dance

If someone had told me I'd be playing online contra dances a year ago I would have told them they were crazy! Online dances are a fun way to hear live music, follow a caller and dance in your own space. Folks dance by themselves, with their partner or kids, or even with the family pet sometimes! It's a fun and joyful way to enjoy some physical activity, and it's fun to watch everyone dancing in their little boxes! The caller does a full walk through with every dance, and we announce the tunes and their keys so musicians can play along at home (muted of course!)

Go to www.seattledance.org/contra.lakecity for more information, including the login for the dance, posted on the weekend before each Thursday night contra.

Apr23

Beginners 101 HD Workshop series

NOW ONLINE via ZOOM!!

Beginners 101 is designed for both new and shiny beginners and those of you who have been beginners for a while and would like to move forward. We will meet 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and cover topics such as:

Fun tunes to get you started--How to learn the map of your dulcimer--How to tune--Hammering technique--What are lead patterns and why they matter--Dulcimer ergonomics to avoid fatigue and injury--How to get the best sound out of your dulcimer--Chords, what, where, and how.

We'll also be learning tunes both by ear and by music, and I will be providing resources to help you along your journey and use after class has ended.

The class runs from 2-4 PM EDT on Fridays from APRIL 23-MAY 28.

Apr28

ONLINE Bloomington contra dance

ONLINE--Bloomington IN contra dance

Online contra dancing is a creative and fun pivot until we can do in-person contra dancing again. It's a wonderful, joyful and energetic way to spend an hour, with a caller doing a full walk though for each dance and live music. Folks dance by themselves, with their partner, their kids and sometimes the cat will make an appearance as a partner.

More info at http://bloomingtoncontra.org/

Email communications@bloomingtoncontra.org to get your link to attend the dance.

Apr30

Beginners 101 HD Workshop series

NOW ONLINE via ZOOM!!

Beginners 101 is designed for both new and shiny beginners and those of you who have been beginners for a while and would like to move forward. We will meet 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and cover topics such as:

Fun tunes to get you started--How to learn the map of your dulcimer--How to tune--Hammering technique--What are lead patterns and why they matter--Dulcimer ergonomics to avoid fatigue and injury--How to get the best sound out of your dulcimer--Chords, what, where, and how.

We'll also be learning tunes both by ear and by music, and I will be providing resources to help you along your journey and use after class has ended.

The class runs from 2-4 PM EDT on Fridays from APRIL 23-MAY 28.

May7

Beginners 101 HD Workshop series

NOW ONLINE via ZOOM!!

Beginners 101 is designed for both new and shiny beginners and those of you who have been beginners for a while and would like to move forward. We will meet 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and cover topics such as:

Fun tunes to get you started--How to learn the map of your dulcimer--How to tune--Hammering technique--What are lead patterns and why they matter--Dulcimer ergonomics to avoid fatigue and injury--How to get the best sound out of your dulcimer--Chords, what, where, and how.

We'll also be learning tunes both by ear and by music, and I will be providing resources to help you along your journey and use after class has ended.

The class runs from 2-4 PM EDT on Fridays from APRIL 23-MAY 28.