Jacqueline Schwab in Concert ~ ‘Across the Lake’ English Country Dance Weekend

A Concert open to all
at the Across the Lake English Country Dance Weekend:

 

Ken Burns’ Pianist Jacqueline Schwab in Concert 

Elley-Long Music Center
223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Daytime — 11:15am to 12:30pm
$10. / person 

Enjoy a concert by pianist Jacqueline Schwab, known for her music on the soundtracks of Ken Burns’ award-winning documentaries, like “Civil War” and “Baseball”, and for her work with the popular English country dance band, Bare Necessities. Jacqueline’s concert will feature vintage American and Celtic dance music. To learn more about her, see her website.

Here’s what Ken Burns says: Jacqueline Schwab brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know. Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt and … unusually moving.

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@2012 Jane Austen in Vermont

Dance Like Jane Austen! ~ With the Burlington Country Dancers ~ June 8 – 10, 2012

The annual Across the Lake 2012 event put on by the Burlington English Country Dancers is already sold out this weekend for Dancers – but you are welcome and encouraged to join in the festivities as a Spectator, certainly more fun for those with two left feet or perhaps too shy to display an ankle to the masses! So here are the details:

Spectators are welcome to the dance sessions at the Across the Lake English Country Dance Weekend, held at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.

Friday Night, June 8 – Welcome Dance — casual dress, 8pm to 11pm

Saturday Afternoon, June 9 – Challenging Dance Workshop in the Big Hall 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Saturday Night, June 9 – Gala Dance 8pm to 11pm — dancers are requested to wear period (typically Regency) or formal/dressy attire

The Spectator price is $10 per session — and includes the refreshments served during that session. The live music is by Bare Necessities and promises to be incredible.

Details about the Across the Lake Weekend (filled/sold out for dancers): www.burlingtoncountrydancers.org

Info about the band, Bare Necessities: http://homepages.sover.net/~marylea/bnhome.htm

Join in the fun, even if you must only stand on the sidelines – who knows, you might find yourself in a state not unlike Harriet Smith, and a Mr. Knightley might offer you his hand for a dance or two!


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Also mark your calendars for the BCD instruction series scheduled this summer at the Richmond Library: take part, learn a few steps, and next year you can advance from Spectator to Dancer, happily abandoning those left feet and ankle shyness to the sidelines…

English Country Dance

Move to joyful music in a relaxed, beginner-friendly atmosphere

Richmond Free Library
201 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT
6 Tuesday Nights in 2012: July 10, 17, 24, 31 &  August 7, 14
7:00 pm to 9:30pm

More information here: ECD class in richmond summer 2012

[from Val and Tom Medve, for the Burlington Country Dancers]

@2012 Jane Austen in Vermont

Gala Event ~ Burlington Country Dancers ~ & You are Invited!

YOU’RE INVITED TO WATCH JANE AUSTEN’S FAVORITE PASTIME …

 

YOU’VE READ ABOUT ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING
IN AUSTEN’S NOVELS ~ 
YOU’VE SEEN IT IN FILMS LIKE  “PRIDE & PREJUDICE”~
NOW YOU CAN SIT ON STAGE TO LISTEN TO THE BEAUTIFUL LIVE MUSIC,
WATCH THE COSTUMED DANCERS
(MANY DRESSED IN AUSTEN-ERA GARB),
AND, IF YOU LIKE, INDULGE IN TASTY REFRESHMENTS AT THE BREAK

ACROSS THE LAKE
An English Country Dance Gala
on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Elley-Long Music Center
223 Ethan Allen Ave.
Colchester, VT
(in Fort Ethan Allen, off Route 15) 

Prompting by Orly Krasner
Music by Earl Gaddis ~ violin
Mary Lea ~ violin & viola
Jacqueline Schwab ~ piano
Wayne Hankin ~ woodwinds & more

SPECTATOR’S PRICE, AT THE DOOR:
$10 with sumptuous refreshments at break, $5 without

 

Website: www.burlingtoncountrydancers.org  
just click on Across the Lake for all the details!

[Image from the Hamilton English Dancers  website]

[From Janeite Val]