Adlai Waksman
Piano and accordion for English, contra, and couple dancing, in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

Member of: The Big Phat American K-Lee Band, Earl Grey, Hot, Little Mother Z, The Mad Katters, The Mother Zwiefacher Orchestra, Spare Change (also group contact), Tea with Scream
Appeared at NEFFA 2018:
English Country Dance: New Tunes, New DancesDS Friday April 20, 8:00pm to 8:50pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Contemporary English country dance choreographers often draw inspiration from recently composed tunes. This session offers a selection of such dances.
A Choreographic History of Contra DanceDS Saturday April 21, 11:00am to 11:50am, High School Dance Hall [show on grid]
4-6 dances that demonstrate the evolution of contra dances from the mid 1800s to the modern era.
Irish Whistle OrnamentationTS Saturday April 21, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, Middle School Auditorium Stage [show on grid]
This workshop will cover the primary ornamentation used in Celtic music for the whistle and applying it to jigs, reels & hornpipes. I will focus bring sheet music for the example tunes; we will notate the ornaments that most players would use and discuss strategies for those choices.
Zwiefachers -- E-Z to Hard-ZDS Sunday April 22, 10:00am to 10:50am, High School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Zwiefachers are folk couple dances from Southern Germany that combine waltzing and pivoting. We'll play a selection of Z's from simple to challenging.
Introduction to English Country DanceDB Sunday April 22, 1:30pm to 2:30pm, High School Rm. 125 [show on grid]
English country dance terms and figures, taught in the context of easy and enjoyable dances.

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