Things to do until dancing starts up again

We have hit the pause button on our dances until such time as COVID-19 is no longer a threat.

Nevertheless… while you are hanging out at home, there are dance-related things you can do! Below is a list of some ideas for (mostly online) activities to bridge the gap until we can meet face-to-face and dance together again.

  • If you are on Facebook, consider joining the “Social Disdance” group
  • Dance in your living room! The Carolina English Country Dancers have put up a page of English dances “skillfully created and generously shared for such a time as this: Some are for one, some are for more dancers for those with partners at home.” Many dance organizations (including US!) are offering online dancing of one kind or another.
  • A sampling of lIvestream music on Facebook (Go searching for more):
    • Eloise & Co.’s online Bal Folk Dance Party
    • Every Tuesday evening at 7:00, go to Karen Axelrod’s Facebook page and look for her “In the Moment” events. Karen gets a variety of tracks from musicians all over the country. She knows what they will play, but doesn’t listen in advance, preferring to play with her fellow musicians “in the moment.” She plays piano or accordion brilliantly.
    • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: The Quiet Room (end of the day)
  • Not your grandmother’s Chorus Jig (Rochester, NY, with Sarah VanNorstrand, Tim Ball and Andrew VanNorstrand)
  • While we’re thinking about the contra chestnuts, have you followed all the links on David Smukler‘s “Bring Back Moneymusk” page?
  • Go to the Pete’s Posse Facebook page. They are having their 2nd Livestream Quarantine concert on March 26 at 8:00 PM.
  • Bob Nicholson calling the English country dance Trip to Provence at the Binghamton Ball
  • Eileen Kalfass, fiddling some favorite jigs for your pleasure on the Syracuse Country Dancers’ Facebook page
  • The late Ralph Sweet calling The Auctioneer.
  • Hey, why not call up a dance friend and do a little catching up!
  • Or, write to us with ideas for other links to go here — or you thoughts about how to make our dances even better once we start up again.

Please note: Many of these ideas happen at a particular time, and so links may be out of date. If you know about an event you’d like us to share, send it to us!