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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Odd Sundays English Dance Party in the cloud!

The Odd Sundays Dance features either Sharon Green or Kalia Kliban calling solo adaptations of English country dances either to recorded or live music.

Because this Sunday is the 5th Sunday of the month, today's program will be more challenging than usual. This being Odd Sundays, we're about to try something new, again. Kalia will be teaming up with local pianist and caller Gary Thomas in his studio. To reduce risk, she and Gary will both be working masked (with ventilation and an air purifier). We understand that even with a microphone the mask may make the calls slightly harder to follow, so we are thinking of trying to make the notes for the program available ahead of time. Please let us know if that would be a help to you.

500 persons max.

We are still learning how to run dances on Zoom. There will be glitches. Bring your patience, sense of humor, and love of ECD.

Before the meeting, clear a safe, spacious (to some degree of spacious) area in which you can dance. Put on your dance shoes.

When you join, please keep your mic muted, except when you speak, and then re-mute immediately. (Computer users: If you mute your mic yourself, you can quickly unmute yourself by pressing the space bar. Hold it down while you speak. When you release the space bar, that automatically will re-mute you.)

Click on Participants at the bottom of your screen to see who else is online. Click on Chat to follow conversations or to write comments.

Please raise your hands (use the icon, if you have that option) to signal that you want to speak. If we continue to have a large number of dancers, it will be hard to spot the raised hands. Forgive us if we miss your signal.

Doors open 1:00 pm PDT (sound check and chat), dance starts at 1:30PM PDT. The Zoom invitation will be shared via the BACDS-announce email list a couple of days before the event and on the Odd Sundays mailchimp list (to learn how to join that Odd Sundays email list, email Sharon at

Tentative set list for Odd Sundays dance 11/29/20 - Kalia & LIVE MUSIC:

Shorthand: B1, 2 or 3 = Barnes 1, 2 or 3

Hoffedd Miss Hughes Ian Hughes 1999
Tune: Wheatsheaf Pub B3 p71 G 6/8

Autumn in Amherst Philippe Callens 2002 to “Red Star Line” by Kathy Talvitie
B2 p7 D 2/2

Cherries and Chocolate Miriam Newman 2009
Tune: Cherries by David Knight
B3 p39 Am/C 6/8

O, Susato Victor Skowronski 1998
tune: Rondo IX of Danserye by Susato
B2 p94 Dm 4/4

Father's Day dance & tune by Gary Roodman 1999
B3 p57 Dm 3/2

The Whirligigs' Last Bow Pat Shaw 1973
B2 p142 DM 2/4

St. Margaret’s Hill 1710, Bentley
B1 p113 Gm 3/2

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