Hello Everyone! Saturday Workshops and Instructors Coming Soon!
DAY & Time: Saturday, May 19th 12pm – 6pm
WHERE: American Legion Hall, Post 206
227 N. Ave. 55, 90042
For Questions and to RSVP contact Workshop Coordinator David Bragger: davidbragger(at)gmail.com
:: UPSTAIRS ::
12:00-2:00 Sacred Harp Shape-Note Singing
The Sacred Harp Beginners Club began one day in LA in the comforts of someone’s home or on the tip-top of a glorious hill. They met week after week with creative hiatuses now and then only to continue as beginners three years later. A group of trained perfectionists and genuine newbs, they still review the songs section by section, singing through all versus in order to achieve the greatest satisfaction.
The workshop will be led by Brandon Armstrong, David Elsenbroich, Andrea Tzvetkov, and more Beginners Club regulars.
2:00-4:00 Square Dance Calling—Susan Michaels
Learn how to call squares for your friends and family. Beginners welcome. Or just show up and get your dancing shoes on.
SUSAN MICHAELS is a teacher and a caller of traditional American dancing, especially contra dancing and square dancing. She has called and taught dances at local evenings, weekend workshops, week-long elementary school programs, week-long family camps and dance weekends throughout the U.S. and Canada.
5:00-6:00 Flatfooting with Ruth Alpert
Ruth will teach an open level Flatfooting workshop. She will teach a few basic steps, including the Walking Step (also called the Buck Step), with an emphasis on style, nuance, and musicality. He will also field requests from the more experienced dancers.
RUTH ALPERT has been flatfooting for 34 years. She has taught workshops, danced with old-time Appalachian string bands, busked (street performed) in various cities in at least 6 states, and is a two time National Champion in Senior Buck Dancing, 2013 and 2014. Currently, Ruth is the percussion section of The Honeysuckle Possums, an all-female string band playing original and traditional music.