Online Events Calendar
Welcome to the events calendar!
This is a fantastic place to learn about traditional dance, music, and song activities happening every week throughout North America…and beyond. All of the events that are listed are currently virtual, in keeping with health recommendations during this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tips for running online events: For help setting up your online event and creating the best possible sonic experience, we recommend these guides:
- Achieving Best Sound on a Zoom Concert or Dance by Eric Black
- Sound for Virtual Contra Dances by Ian Brehm
- Zoom Resources for Dance Organizers compiled by Claire Takemori
Other calendars of interest: Check out the following calendars that also include online traditional dance, music, and song events.
- Some Alternative Roots lists dances, festivals, online concerts, and more.
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Online Events Calendar
Join us for our next Atlanta DistDance!
What: Virtual Dance (contra, English, more)
When: Friday July 30; doors open 7:00pm EDT (12:00BST; 4:00pm PDT); live music and dance 7:30-8:45
Caller: Jacqui Grennan
Band: ReelPlay (Robbin Marcus, piano & percussion; Dave Marcus, concertina)
Enjoy dancing and watching your friends dance, chat and socialize, get some exercise, and enjoy good music. The program will be drawn from both contra and ECD dances that are easy to do with one or two people, especially selected by caller Jacqui Grennan. Jacqui is a contra and ECD dance caller, choreographer, and dance organizer based is Los Angeles who leads dances all across the US. See some of her calling at Flurry and elsewhere here.
Reelplay, a New England-style contra dance band from Atlanta with Dave Marcus, concertina, and Robbin L Marcus on piano (and a bit of percussion), playing a mix of tunes including New England, Quebecois, bal folk and originals. Playing in bands such as Over the Moon, Renewable Energy and Holy Coyote, these musicians have lifted dancers’ feet and spirits for several decades. A recent dance group said this about Reelplay: "The music was FANTASTIC! Great variety, fun, beautiful. Just great!!"
Doors open at 7:00 Eastern for a Zoom lesson for those who would like it and social time for those who’ve done it before. Be sure to clear out some dance space in your house, charge your device, and come on down (virtually, of course) to enjoy this dance and community event. Dancing starts at 7:30 with the last waltz at 8:45, and the hall will remain open for another 15 minutes for chitchat and farewells.
Please share with your friends near and far! Hope to see you Friday!
Time Zone Information
Friday, July 3, 2020, 4:30 PM Pacific time
Friday, July 3, 2020, 5:30 PM Mountain time
Friday, July 3, 2020, 6:30 PM Central time
Friday, July 3, 2020, 7:30 PM Eastern time
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 12:30 AM United Kingdom time