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Odd Sundays English Dance Party in the cloud!

Today’s Odd Sundays Dance features Sharon Green calling solo adaptations of English country dances to recorded music.

SPECIAL NOTE: This Sunday’s program (5/16/2021) includes the official premiere of Sharon’s dance “Welcome in the May,” set to the tune Hal-an-Tow, recorded by the Odd Sundays English Garage Band [Shira Kammen, Judy Linsenberg, and Patti Cobb]. Extra thanks to the band for tweaking the tune to make it more suitable for dancing.

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 not be posted online; it 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 05/16/21 - Sharon & recorded music; tune keys as written in Barnes, which may or may not match the recordings:

  • Tunbridge Beauties
    B2, p133 cut time, Gm [/Boldwood]
    Welcome in the May NIB 6/8, G [Odd Sundays]
    tune Hal-an-Tow

  • Ely Court
    B1, p34 cut time, Gm [It’s easy…if you know where you’re going/Hold the Mustard]
    Trip to Orpington* B1, p129 cut time, A [Odd Sundays] Pat Shaw
    *I may substitute Long Pond, B1, 68 (2/4, G) recorded on The Assembly Players’ CD Walpole Cottage. (Pat Shaw)

  • Autumn Gifts
    B3, 20 9/8, Em [Improriety Volume 5//Roguery]
    Dance by Brooke Friendly & Chris Sackett;
    Tune "Saint Malo" by Daron Douglas

  • Duchess of Devonshire's
    NIB cut time, G [Odd Sundays]
    Tune: Ignatius Sancho

  • Gypsy Round
    B2, 54 3/4, Am [Invitation to Waltz/Bare Necessities or a shorter track]
    Eric Leber

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