Please note schedule items are subject to change as necessary.

Friday, May 3

TimeMain Hall
7:00 pm to 7:30 pmDoors Open - Registration
7:30 pm to 11:00 pmEvening Dance

7:30 pm - Scatter the Cats - Darlene calling
8:30 pm - Scatter the Cats - Frank calling
9:00 pm - Break
9:30 pm - O’Gorman-Schryer Band - Frank calling
10:15 pm - O’Gorman-Schryer Band - Darlene calling

Saturday, May 4

TimeMain HallChurch Sanctuary
10:00 am to 12:30 pmSound Tech 101

Learn how the Sound Pros help the musicians sound the best they can. Get an overview of the equipment and concepts from one of the finest local Sound Technicians in the business.

With Steve Meacher
10:30 am to 12:30 pmMusician's Workshop

The Musician’s Workshop will feature two interest streams:

1. Julie’s Piano Accompaniment style: Bring along your piano/keyboard and get some tips from one of the best Celtic dance accompanists around. Work on a tune to be played with the melody players later in the workshop.

2. Melody players: Focus on the following while learning a tune or two:

- playing for music for contra dance.
- how to tailor the way you play the tune to suit the key moves of the dance.
- what to look for in arranging dynamic tune shifts.
- how fast is too fast?
- the role of rhythm players, the role of melody players and how to share the groove.
- when not to play and how not to play, to give the others a chance to carry the tune alone and let the melody breathe differently.
- how to communicate with the caller to sort the best tunes for a dance.
- as a performance band: ideas on developing a program, choosing songs and tunes, how much and when to talk, humour, sustaining interest.

With the O’Gorman – Schryer Band
10:30 pm to 12:20 pmDances by Cary Ravitz

Contra dances by American contra dance choreographer Cary Ravitz. Google him!

With Darlene and the Cats
12:45 pmLunch
2:00 pm to 3:10 pmMixing It Up

Fun dances using contra & non-contra formations.

With Frank and the O’Gorman-Schryer Band
Caller’s Workshop

Squares & Contra Beginnings

With Darlene and a couple of cool Cats.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pmNo Walk-through / Medley dances

With Darlene and the O’Gorman-Schryer Band
4:45 pm to 5:30 pmCouples dance

Waltz, Schottische, Celtic Swing

With Frank and the Cats
5:45 pmDinner
7:00 pmDoors Open - Registration
7:30 pm to 11:00 pmEvening Dance

7:30 pm - Scatter the Cats with Darlene calling
8:30 pm - Scatter the Cats with Frank calling

9:00 - Break

9:30 pm - O’Gorman-Schryer Band with Frank calling
10:15 pm - O’Gorman-Schryer Band with Darlene calling

Sunday, May 5

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.