Thanks for all the enthusiasm and contributions to Sunday's dance, the Fall Season and the Winter Revels Social. (even a Birthday Cake !) Thanks to Cynthia who has helped with set-up! Thanks to everyone who attended each of the sessions this Fall... ... a great way to become a better dancer and to build and support LGECD community. Dancing can only be .......when you are there.
Please read the whole e mail and print the 2019 poster for your fridge and calendar.... Book the "Dates to Dance" in 2019 ....NOW
Thanks to Lyn Alan and Gord MacGregor for leading dances today and Gord and Helena ,leading us in songs. The English Country Dances we did on December 9th included: Pixie Ring, Geud Man of Ballingigh, Colliers Daughter, Duke of Kent's Waltz, Dance of a Lifetime & Jack's Maggot.
Take a look at the websitewww.lordgreysdance.weebly.comfor links to Youtube versions of these dances......dance better ...or catch up, if you missed a session.
5 Inch Henkle Knife found in the parking lot. Anyone lost it? Contact Dororthy Hiltz.
The English Country Dance needs more of your energy and time....in 2019.
We need each one of you to be ACTIVE about inviting new folks to join us in the dance, do promo with anyone who might be interested or unaware of LGECD, invite people new to the area......Word of Mouth is the most effective advertising. ........... in the winter season that means helping new folks to attend with you on January 20th, 2019.
and we need the following VOLUNTEERS for the Winter / Spring season:1. A Volunteer to focus on and welcome new dancers at each session, introduce them to others , dance with them, offer a ride if necessary, ask them how they are enjoying it. MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOME!! 2. A Volunteer to assist Lorraine with the Sound Equipment set-up and take down, each session (to learn what is needed and what fits into what)
3. A Volunteer to manage snack each session, getting a list of who will bring a snack each session and filling the water jugs and clean up.
4. A Volunteer to do Promo for LGECD - it is a constant requirement to let people know about our fine dance, fine community and wonderful Ball. The task for this volunteer is to be in regular contact prior to deadlines, with all the local media outlets and getting posters up to get our info on the dance out to folks . Contact Lorraine / or Arlene if you can help out.
You can Pay for the Winter /Spring Season via Interac ....or a cheque on or before Jan. 20, 2019 = $36.00 Talk to Arlene.
Sunday, May 5, will be the LGECD end of Season Social......not the same weekend as the Ball. Who would like to host it ?
Saturday, MAY 11, 2019 is the sixth, delightful, costumed, Apple Blossom Ball with live Musicians MAY 11, 2019 - please mark it in your calendar so you do not have any conflicts......
LGECD is joining the CDSS (Country Dance and Song Society) as an Affiliate member in 2019, so we can support this national organization and stay in touch with all the news, activities and dance camps in 2019.
Christchurch in Meaford will be holding a CEILI, fundraiser, with live music, food, and dancing on JUNE 8 , 2019 at the Tank Range Mess Officers Club.
Lorraine will be leading two "Intro. to trad. dance" sessions in Meaford - May 3 & May 24, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at the lovely hall in Meaford on Boucher street to help new folks learn some of the basic figures and dances. Please join us and have another opportunity to do trad. dances (circles, squares, longways sets, all to the fine music of reels and jigs) free sessions.
June 15 is a special ECD weekend in Toronto with Colin Hume (U.K.) ...Composer of Modern ECD music and Dances ....more details in 2019
LGECD 2019 dates / POSTER ATTACHED ..Please place in your calendar.
Any questions or any dances you'd like to see included in the BALL program...let Lorraine know.
Have a very fine mid-winter ......See you and new folks January 20, 2019..
Recipe for Curry Spread / Dip
1 pkg cream cheese softened 1/2 tsp curry powder Cream these together and spread on a small serving plate. Layer the rest of ingredients in order 1/4 cup jalapeño jelly 1/4 cup mango chutney 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup chopped green onions
Dear Northeast Dance Organizers*, We’re writing with an update on Puttin’ On the Dance (POTD)*. As many of you know, planning had begun for a third POTD conference, but for various reasons, including illness of loved ones, those plans were postponed. The Puttin’ On the Dance Advisory Board is grateful to that team, especially Dela Murphy and Coral Breuer, for their enthusiasm and hard work on behalf of dance organizers in the Northeast. Today, we are pleased to announce that Lisa Sieverts will chair a committee to put on POTD-3, sometime in 2020 in the Northeastern US. A project manager by trade, Lisa has organized dances in Boise ID, Nelson NH, and Peterborough NH and she worked closely with Larry Jennings on his book, Give-and-Take. She is also on the board of the Monadnock Folklore Society. Lisa attended POTD-1 and believes strongly in the POTD mission. We’re thrilled to have her at the helm! In July 2019, we will send out a call for folks to join the organizing team for POTD-3. If you have ideas, enthusiasm, or questions before then, please contact the advisory board at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yours in traditional social dance, Puttin’ On the Dance Advisory Board Emily Addison – chair POTD-2 Chrissy Fowler – co-chair POTD-1 Linda Henry – co-chair POTD-1 and CDSS Liaison puttinonthedance.org *POTD is a conference that convenes organizers in the Northeastern US and Eastern Canada who produce dance events in the North American and English social dance traditions (e.g., Cape Breton, community, contra, English country, family, gender free, Quebecois, and square). The objective of this weekend event is to provide resources and opportunities for learning, sharing, renewal, and fun! This will strengthen networks for sustaining dance organizers, who in turn sustain important traditions of participatory social dance throughout our region.
ATL’s Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake (can be made with 2 cups regular all purpose flour if desired) Mix dry ingredients together in bowl 2 c gluten free flour 2 c white sugar ¼ c cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp cinnamon In separate bowl mix together: 1 c oil 3 whole eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 or 2 grated zucchini (depending on size) can also add chopped nuts and/or raisins add wet to dry and mix together spray bunt pan with oil bake in 350 preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes (test for centre to be firm) let cool before turning out