Friday, May 1, 2015

Get In The Swing

Thanks for all your help during our Contra Dance season.
The May  9 dance is our Grand Finale of the season (our next season starts in September.)
It's a big dance with a great caller, Greg McKenzie, and wonderfully danceable music by Celtic Swing.
The South Coast Folk Society will hold its annual meeting prior to the dance and our membership is open.
Here is our PSA for the May 9 Contra Dance Party.
Also attached is a PDF copy of the PSA, and a nice photo of the band Celtic Swing.
Thanks again, and have a great summer.
Paul Poresky for the South Coast Folk Society.

From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: South Coast Community Contra Dance
When: Saturday Evening, May 9, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Greenacres Grange Hall, 93393 Greenacres Lane, Coos Bay, OR
Live Music by: CELTIC SWING, musicians from Coos Bay & Corvallis
Guest Caller: Greg McKenzie from North Bend

Contra Dance Party May 9 in Greenacres

All are welcome at the Greenacres Grange Hall on Saturday, May 9, for an evening of light-hearted, easy-to-learn social dancing.  Beginners, singles and families can all join in the dancing.  The fun begins at 7PM with a brief lesson by our guest caller, Greg McKenzie of North Bend, followed by three hours of contra and circle dances.  Greg will teach and call a variety of interesting dances throughout the evening.  He is known on the West Coast for his clear and precise calling style that sweeps in first-time dancers quickly and gives center stage to the music. First timers who arrive in time for the 7PM lesson will receive a ticket for free admission to their second dance.
The music for this month’s contra dance party will be provided by Celtic Swing.  Celtic Swing formed during the Coos Bay Celtic Festival last year. Hailing from Corvallis are Beth Brown, on cello and whistles, Ralph Penunuri, mandolin and harmonica, and from Coos Bay are Jennifer Sordyl, fiddle & Don Berg, guitar. This band incorporates seasoned celtic, old timey, swing fiddle and fancy guitar playing tunes in their repertoire. You can expect danceable sets from smooth jigs to swing to rockin’ reels and back.
This event is sponsored by the non-profit South Coast Folk Society. The annual membership meeting of the society will be held at 5PM prior to the dance.  New members are always welcome.  Come learn about our educational activities. Contra dancing is fun for singles, couples, and families.  This event is alcohol and fragrance free. Refreshments are available during the dance. Doors open at 6:45PM.  Admission: General $7, Students w/ID and Seniors over 60 $6, Members $5, and Supervised Children under 6 are free. For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit or Facebook.

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