English Dance Weekend Schedule
Friday, April 29, 2022
8:00PM Concert with Paul and Dave at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Jamming to follow for weekend participants at the church
Saturday. April 30, 2022
9:30am-12noon: Buliding Skills while Exploring the Repertoire
Using some of the simpler tunes from the Sat night program, we will work on ear-training exercises to help with harmony lines and improvisation; making small variations on the melody, making up a melody from just chords, question and answer games, and rhythmic improvisation games.
12:00-2:00PM Lunch Break
2:00-4:30: Building Sparkle with Ensemble Work
The class will be divided into 3 ensembles, splitting the evening program, each will work on arrangements for their pieces, coached by Paul and Dave. Trading leads, building texture and moods using some of the tools presented in the morning workshop. 4:30-6:00 Unstructured Rehearsal time followed by set up and sound check at the War Memorial Building.
2:00-5:00 English Dance Workshop led by Melissa Running with music by Tina Chancey and Liz Donaldson at the War Memorial Building.
8:00PM Evening Dance called by Melissa Running with the Upper Potomac ECD Ensemble at the War Memorial Building.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
10:00am-12noon: Final Roundup and Review
A chance to evaluate how things went, and to learn one or two choice tunes for fun.
12:00noon-1:30 pm Shepherdstown May Celebration
Wrap a maypole and sing and dance in a small town version of the English May Day celebration.