Please note schedule items are subject to change as necessary.

Friday, May 4

TimeMain Hall
7:15 pm to 7:30 pmRegistration
7:30 pm to 11:30 pmEvening Dance

Andrew VanNorstrand, Anna Patton, Julie Vallimont, and Scatter the Cats playing, Sarah VanNorstrand and Frank Francalanza calling

Saturday, May 5

TimeMain HallChurch Sanctuary
10:30 am to 12:00 pmFlow and Glide Contras

Dances that flow beautifully from move to move. Whether it’s elegant and relaxed or driving and up-tempo, these dances feature seamless transitions. Dancers are encouraged to really get lost in the music, letting the dance carry them from one move to the next.

With Andrew, Julie, and Sarah
Deliver the Rhythm – playing with Oomph & Grace

This session is for dance musicians who want to work on the rhythmic aspects of their playing in a playful, exploratory way. There are so many different ways to play rhythmically: even sweeping legatos can be rhythmic. How can we create more rhythmic variation? How can a melody player find a niche in the rhythm section and vice versa? How to approach dragging or speeding tendencies? How to deliver the most satisfying kinds of oomph for different kinds of choreography? Rhythm-based improvisation!? Come explore these eternal questions and more.

With Anna Patton
12:00 pm to 12:30 pmOpen Couple's Dance

Waltz, swing, polka, etc. with Andrew, Julie, and Anna
12:45 pmLunch

Main Hall basement for those registered for the food option
2:00 pm to 3:30 pmEqual Opportunity Contras

Dances where both roles are involved in leading figures. Dancers are encouraged to focus on sharing weight effectively and to think about how they are communicating with their partners and neighbours. This session can include a wide variety of dances, but the goal is always to encourage the participants to dance more intentionally.

With Scatter the Cats and Sarah
4:00 pm to 5:30 pmBeginner East Coast Swing Dance

With Andrew, Anna, Julie, and Frank
5:45 pmDinner

Main Hall basement for those registered for the food option
7:30 pm to 11:30 pmEvening Dance

Doors open at 7:15pm

Andrew VanNorstrand, Anna Patton, Julie Vallimont, and Scatter the Cats playing, Sarah VanNorstrand and Frank Francalanza calling

Sunday, May 6

TimeEvent DescriptionVenue
11:00 amPotluck Brunch

Join us at Leslie Myers' lovely farmhouse located 10 min. from St. George's hall for a potluck brunch. Bring some food to share, your instrument for a jam session, and a lawnchair if the weather is nice. A great opportunity for further socializing and maybe a hike around the property
Leslie Myers' farm near Annan

Get the location and map before leaving the dance Saturday evening.