Thursday, January 7, 2010

Traditional Newfoundland dancing in Quidi Vidi Village

Starting Sunday January 10th from 3:30 to 5 p.m., please join us in the bar at the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company for an afternoon of traditional set dancing. We have a great space with dance-friendly wooden floors and a wonderful view overlooking Quidi Vidi Gut. Dances will be the 2nd and 4th weekend each month until Easter - usually on a Saturday, but the first dance is on a Sunday. We plan to have various traditional dance callers and musicians and feature dances from across Newfoundland and Labrador. We'll Run the Goat, do the Lancers, the Cotillion, the Swinging Eight, the Tucker, the Square Set, the Handkerchief Dance, and more! Come early if you don't have dance experience and we'll show you the basics starting at 3:20 p.m. and plan to get dancing as a group for 3:30. This is an all ages, 'scent-free' event.

Dance callers on Sunday January 10th are Jane Rutherford and Ford Elms with Stan Pickett on accordion.
Cost: $8.00 at the door ($5.00 for Seniors 60+ and young folk under 22)
When: Sunday January 10, 2010. The door opens at 3:00 p.m. and there'll be a short dance orientation for new dancers at 3:20 p.m. The first dance will start at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Quidi Vidi Brewing Company, 55 Barrows Road, Quidi Vidi Village, St. John's (parking available on site)

For more information, please conact Jane Rutherford at

Are you a dance caller or dance musician? Let Jane Rutherford know if you're interested in getting involved. The schedule of callers and musicians for the series is being developed now.

It's winter, so come and dance!

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