North Texas Traditional Dance Society

NTTDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. We are a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.


WIDS 2009 Locations and Maps     WIDS 2009 Registration Form    
Data on one front/back sheet: Flier and Registration form (39 KB) (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
WIDS 2009 EVALUATION FORM (MS Word) Download, fill out, send to Dyann Slosar.

The North Texas Traditional Dance Society's
19th Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS)
Dallas, Texas, April 24 - 26, 2009

Lynn Ackerson
calling to the music of
Moving Violations
Van Kaynor (Fiddle)
Becky Ashenden (Piano)
Ron Grosslein (Fiddle, Mandolin)
Chuck Corman (Bass, Guitar, Percussion)
at the
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor

Lynn is known for creating a warm, friendly atmosphere and for choosing dances that are interesting and accessible. Both her teaching and her calling are clear and easy to follow. In fact, musicians have commented on how concisely she teaches the dances, saying things like, "You're done already? We haven't even had time to pick a tune!" She regularly calls all over Northern California, and has also called in Georgia, Indiana, and Canada. Her motto is "Have cards, will travel."

The Moving Violations have a playful energy that transcends borders of countries and encourages spontaneity and improvisation. Driving double fiddle harmonies, strong rhythm, affectionate abandon and occasional silliness prevails. Original compositions as well as Celtic, Eastern European, Swedish, Klezmer, and Classical are all fair game for The Moving Violations. More Info: http://themovingviolations.com/

Cost:
Adults: Entire Weekend: $80 ($90 after April 5), $5 discount for CDSS members
Adults: Partial attendance:
Friday = $20, Sat Day (includes lunch) = $30, Sat Night = $25, Sun (includes brunch) = $20
Children 12 and under half price.

Registration: Print, fill out, and send Registration form to
Carl Dreher, 6409 Richmond Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
focusrsh@arn.net     214-827-9843

Hospitality: Joanne Fell,     joannefell@yahoo.com,     972-948-2546
Hospitality requests after April 15 are NOT guaranteed.

Schedule

Thursday April 23 (priced separately)
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Scandinavian Dance Workshop (see below)

Friday April 24
7:00 pm to  8:00 pm - Registration
7:30 pm to  8:00 pm - Waltzing and Scandinavian dancing
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Contra: Lynn and Moving Violations
11:00 pm to  ?:00 am - Party (Don and Dyann Slosar)

Saturday April 25
9:00 am to 10:00 am - Continental Breakfast
9:30 am to 12:00 pm - Scandinavian Dance Workshop
12:00 pm to  1:30 pm - Lunch (provided)
1:30 pm to  3:00 pm - Festival Dances - cool and quirky moves for dance gypsies
3:15 pm to  5:00 pm - Greatest Hits of the St. Croix Dance Week
5:00 pm to  8:00 pm - Supper (on your own)
8:00 pm to 11:30 pm - Contra: Lynn and Moving Violations
11:30 pm to  ?:00 am - Party (Tim and Rhonda Beckman)

Sunday April 26
10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Brunch
12:00 pm to  2:30 pm - Contra

Special Thursday Night Scandinavian Dance Workshop
The band is arriving a day early to play for a Scandinavian Dance Workshop:
Thursday night, April 23, 7:30 - 10 pm
First United Lutheran Church, 6202 Mockingbird Lane
about 8 blocks east of Central Expressway,
between Skillman and Abrams, on the South side of the street.
Prices:
If already registered for the weekend: $5
If NOT registered, Thursday evening only: $10
If NOT registered, Thursday evening and WIDS Saturday 9:30 - noon: $20

More Information:
    or     Rhonda Beckman, 214-893-7102

NTTDS Home     WIDS 2009 Locations and Maps     WIDS 2009 Registration Form    
Data on one front/back sheet: Flier and Registration form (39 KB) (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
WIDS 2009 EVALUATION FORM (MS Word) Download, fill out, send to Dyann Slosar.


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