New London Assembly

English Country Dance Program: fiddle cat
New London Assembly

Week Two, July 15-22, 2018
Brad Foster, Director, with Philippe Callens and Andrew Swaine

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An All-day program of classes, lectures, and evening dancing. Learn traditional English country dances and learn about the 17th-century country dances they inspired. You can also take a music class if you wish. Over the five years of our existence we've developed a culture of strong attention to detail during the daytime workshops and spirited community recreational dance in the evenings. One of the special attractions of this week are the excellent Amherst Early Music Festival concerts that occur almost every night. The program is able to accommodate 60 dancers. We offer four daytime workshop periods; in addition, AEMF has occasional Salon lectures and concerts in the late afternoon. Please note: it is possible to combine registrations with Amherst Early Music Festival and take both NLA and AEMF workshops.

Dance tuition $575

Karen Axelrod piano
Shira Kammen vielle, viol, and violin
Eric Martin violin and viola
Emily O'Brien recorder and traverso

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Tentative Schedule:
The Dances of John Playford – Philippe Callensdancers
Coffee Break
NLA Presentations & Concert
Two workshops in One Period:
    Modern Country to Marvelous Music – Brad Foster
    Notation & Reconstruction – Philippe Callens
Country Dance tba – Andrew Swaine
AEMF Evening Concerts, Lectures & Meetings
NLA Evening Dance

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