Specialist in English "West Gallery" music and English & American dance music; also Medieval, Renaissance, and Early American music.

Member of: Ad-Hoc Waltz & Quadrille Band, Calliope, NEFFA Sit-In Symphony, Roaring Jelly (on Dynamite), Square Roots, Two Cousins, The West Gallery Quire (also group contact)
ERASETHISmelismata AT hotmail DOT com
218 Broadway
Haverhill MA 01832
Scheduled to appear at NEFFA 2023:
Early American CotillionsTS Saturday April 22, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, [Show on Grid]
French cotillions were the original square dances, the ancestor of today's, enjoyed by everyone from Jane Austen to George Washington. Basics of the cotillion form and specific American dances!
Dances of Ted Sannella (Contras, Sqs)DS Saturday April 22, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Contras, squares, and triplets by a great 20th-century caller/choreographer.
Choreographed Couple DancesDB Saturday April 22, 6:30pm to 7:20pm, [Show on Grid]
Couple dance choreographies appear in many traditions, from round dancing to Old Time to English ceilidh and Regency dancing. We’ll learn and dance different sequences without much technical language.
English Dances, Contra MovesDS Saturday April 22, 8:30pm to 9:20pm, [Show on Grid]
With so much crossover, seasoned contra dancers already enjoy many figures common in English Country Dances. In this session the dances will include moves frequently found in contra, sometimes used in slightly unfamiliar ways.
West Gallery MusicGS Sunday April 23, 10:00am to 10:50am, [Show on Grid]
Sing and play the music from English rural churches, from the time of Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, and King George III! For all voices and melodic instruments.

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