Calling all musicians (and aspiring musicians)! We’re hosting a special event to build a foundation of our Los Angeles musician community. Frank Hoppe will teach a workshop on playing music for contra dances. He has chosen six tunes to form three sets. The tunes Nancy & Over the Waterfall are from a book catering to mandolin players, including a staff with TAB, but the notation should be easy enough for folks to follow. He will start with these. If that goes well, he will try the others: Jamie Allen/Rock the Cradle Joe and Seneca Square Dance/Hollow Poplar, in that order. The Seneca set would be the hardest. Whether you’re a dancer who plays (or is learning to play) an instrument, or whether you’re an experienced musician, we want you to join us! Altadena Community Church 943 E Altadena Dr Altadena, CA 91001 The workshop is $10 (pay-what-you-can), and all workshop attendees get free admission to the contra dance that immediately follows the workshop. See details for the dance on our website or on facebook. Workshop: 1:00pm Contra Lesson: 2:00pm Contra Dance: 2:30pm – 5:30pm Bring your own instrument. All skill levels welcome and encouraged! The safety of our community is important to us. For our dances we require all participants to be fully vaccinated, have either a booster or a negative rapid test, stay masked while indoors (no cloth or surgical masks permitted), sign our waivers, and preregister (to aid with contact tracing). You can read more about our policies here: https://www.caldancecoop.org/resources/covid-19-policies/
Please join our contra dance on Sunday June 4! Pre-register here: https://forms.gle/viALkAZBxNkjRs298 Location: Altadena Community Church 943 E Altadena Dr Altadena, CA 91001 Lesson: 2:00pm Dancing: 2:30pm – 5:30pm Caller: Andy Shore Role Terms: Larks and Robins Musicians: Frank Hoppe & Laura Osborn Sound Engineer: Scott Arfin Admission: $18 Recommended Please familiarize yourself with our covid policies here, as they will be enforced. All levels are welcome, so bring a friend! Wear shoes and clothes you feel comfortable dancing in. Please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.