Musician/caller/teacher, fiddle/violin/piano, contra/ECD/vintage, performances/workshops/residencies. Thirty five years helping people learn to do whatever they think they can't.

Member of: Ad-Hoc Waltz & Quadrille Band, Apple Crisp, Calliope (also group contact), Interstate Quartet, Lawrence Community Strings (non-performing group contact), NEFFA Sit-In Symphony (also group contact), Next Generation Orchestra (also group contact), Pandora (also group contact), Shavingham Oxen, Weekend Warriors Reunion
ERASETHISamycannmusic AT gmail DOT com
802-222-7598 (cell)
Box 795
Putney VT 05346
Scheduled to appear at NEFFA 2023:
Shapes and Momentum Experienced ECDDX Friday April 21, 10:00pm to 0:00am, [Show on Grid]
Exceptional English Country Dance for experienced and highly attentive dancers. When does the pattern we make require abrupt movement? When do we elongate the forms to be smooth and curved? Explore the delightful contrasts in this ever-developing form.
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.
Allemande:The Couple DanceTB Sunday April 23, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Not just a hand turn! Once upon a time, the allemande was a couple dance that inspired many of the beautiful waltz movements we use today. Learn basic figures and transitions of the 18th century allemande.

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