Friday, January 11, 2013

Grab your partner, dosido. Square dance this Saturday

If you're looking for something different to do this weekend, check out the DC Square Dance Collective, who are having a square dance on Saturday at St. Stephens Church. Check out the details below, and check out the video -- it looks pretty fun.
Come welcome 2013 in the new, old-fashioned way! Yes, friends, it's the first square dance of the new year. This month is the north-meets-south edition, with Vermonter Jennifer Steckler calling the dances whilst western Massachusetts boys the New Apocalypsonians play traditional southern old-time tunes. (That's Zac Johnson on fiddle, Eddie Nix on guitar, and Cory Mathews on banjo). Meet us right here in the middle and bring some maple-pecan pie.
No experience, partner, or costume needed. Just bring $5 to help us pay the band and the hall. And if you're able, a water bottle and a drink or snack to share, potluck style! 
Date: Saturday, January 12 
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Place: St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW Washington DC
Admission: $5
RSVP: on Facebook
Awesome time-lapse videoright here 
Folks from outside the neighborhood, we recommend taking the metro! St. Stephens is a short walk from the Columbia Heights station on the green/yellow line. 
We're a part(y) of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, a great group supporting traditional music and dance in the DC area. Check 'em out!  
Happy new year! 
~the DC Square Dance Collective
PS. Save the date for our next dance: March 2!
Dance Poster
PPS. wanna learn how to flatfoot? you're in luck!

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