English Country Dance
First Dance of a New Series

February 20, 2009

The Monday Club was glowing at the first dance of the Webster Groves English Country Dancers. The decorating committee knew just what to do to make the the lighting in the hall soft and inviting, rendering the appearance of the dancers simply ravishing.

Modern and historical English Country Dances were taught and prompted by Bob Green, Kimberly Hall, and Kay Tomlinson. The dancers (some 50 of them!) danced divinely. When one of the fiddlers saw the entire hall doing a double figure of 8 perfectly in under two minutes of teaching, she uttered a most unladylike whoop.

Live music was provided by the Tu'Penny Uprights (Martha Edwards on violin, Paul Wexler on clarinet and recorder, Kristin Graham on keyboard, and guest Ben Schreiber on violin). They played their hearts out, though it must be observed that occasional laughter coming from the stage made it seem as if a private party were being held among the members of the ensemble. The sound engineer, Mac McKeever, was given approximately zero minutes to do a sound check, yet the sound in the hall was reported to be excellent!

The refreshment committee kept the dancers well supplied with energy, hydration, and pleasure, and the door-greeting volunteers made every attendee welcome. Several benefactors appeared and have made it possible for us to attempt another such venture again in the near future.

Dances done on February 20, 2009:

  • Duke of Kent's Waltz
  • Wings by Bob Green (2008)
  • Mage on a Cree
  • Castigated Neighbor by Bob Green (2008)
  • Red House
  • Bonny Cuckoo by Gail Ticknor
  • Ashford Anniversary
  • Jacob Hall's Jig
  • Lovers' Knot by Jim Kitch
  • The Molly Andrew by Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett (1998)
  • Jack's Maggot
  • Mistwold by David Newitt (1993)

English Country Dance

July 17, 2009

Musical accompaniment provided by Tupenny Uprights

Callers

Billy Boyer

Spanish Waltz
Geud Man of Ballangigh
Hull’s Victory
Soldier's Joy

John Ramsay

The Amazed Geneticist
Arnold’s Circle
Levi Jackson Rose

Chrystal Gallacci
Barbarini's Tambourine
Emperor of the Moon
Bonny Grey-Ey’d Morn
A Trip to Paris

English Country Dance

March 20, 2009

The March 20, 2009, dance was held at the Monday Club, with over forty dancers in attendance. A workshop in English Country Dancing Basics was held before the dance. Modern and historical English Country Dances were taught and prompted by Chrystal Gallacci, John Ramsay, and Missy Reisenleiter .

Live music was provided by the Tu'Penny Uprights (Martha Edwards on violin, Paul Wexler on clarinet and recorder, and Kristin Graham on keyboard).

Dances done on March 20, 2009

  • Duke of Kent's Waltz
  • Epping Forest
  • Wednesday's Whim
  • Mr. Isaac's Maggot
  • Dancing Across the Atlantic by Loretta Holz
  • Leading Man by Loretta Holz
  • Meandering Matilda by Loretta Holz
  • Mirror Me by Loretta Holz
  • The Ragg
  • Corelli's Maggot
  • Lovers' Knot by Jim Kitch
  • Elizabeth by Colin Hume

English Country Dance

September 18, 2009

 Musical accompaniment provided by Tupenny Uprights

Callers and Dances

Bob Green

  • Duke of Kent's Waltz
  • Wings
  • Castigated Neighbor
  • Lovers' Knot

Mark Rice

  • Black Nag
  • Auretti's Dutch Skipper
  • Turning by Threes
  • Winter Solstice

Martha Edwards

  • Elverton Grove
  • Autumn in Amherst
  • Take a Dance
  • Jack's Maggot

English Country Dance

April 17, 2009

The April 17, 2009, dance, was held at the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO with approximately sixty dancers in attendance. A workshop in English Country Dancing Basics was held, and modern and historical English Country Dances were taught and prompted by Bob Green, Kimberly Hall and Kay Tomlinson. Lively music was provided by Hibernia Station, of Jefferson City, MO.

Dances performed at the April, 2009 dance:

  • Duke of Kent's Waltz
  • Mage on a Cree, danced to Liliburlero
  • Barbarini's Tamborine
  • Hit and Miss danced to Daphne
  • Easter Thursday
  • Jovial Beggars
  • Juice of Barley
  • Progressive Gordons
  • Arcadian Nuptials
  • Bare Necessities
  • Knives and Forks
  • Jefferson and Liberty

English Country Dance

October 16, 2009

Musical accompaniment provided by Hibernia Station Band

Callers

Chrystal Gallacci Jones

Mark Rice

Kay Tomlinson

English Country Dance at Kimmswick

2009 Kimmswick Dance Weekend, Saturday May 16, 2009

An English Dance Workshop was presented as part of the Kimmswick Dance Weekend presented by Childgrove Country Dancers at Cuivre River State Park, Sherwood Forest Camp.

Kay Tomlinson, Bob Green, and Billy Boyer were the callers. Feedback from out-of-town attendees was that they were surprised at the high level of the dancing, calling and music. Bravo to the dancers!

Live Music was provided by Robin Hood's Merry Band (Martha Edwards, Pamela Carson Stoll and Greg Allen on fiddles, Fred Stoll on mandolin and bass, and Jill Allen on keyboard). It was a pickup band, though the members had played together previously. The name of the band was taken from the name of the location, Sherwood Forest Camp.

Dances performed at the May, 2009 workshop:

  • Mage on a Cree
  • Jefferson and Liberty
  • Hull's Victory
  • Apley House
  • Red House
  • Yellow Stockings
  • Castigated Neigbor
  • Jack's Maggot
  • Rakes of Rochester
  • Lover's Knot

English Country Dance

November 20, 2009

Musical accompaniment provided by Tu'Penny Uprights

Callers

Jonathan Sivier from Champaign/Urbana

Robert Green

Missy Reisenleiter

Dances

Bob Green

The Ragg
(to Liliburlero)

Mage on a Cree

Duke of Kent's Waltz

Jonathan Sivier

Barbarini's Tambourine

Cambridge Waltz

Finale from The Ball

Newcastle

The Queen's Jig

Remembering Mary Kay
(to Mary Kay's Waltz)

Missy Reisenleiter

Fandango

Elizabeth

Jack's Maggot

English Country Dance

June 19, 2009

Kay Tomlinson, John Ramsay and Missy Reisenleiter prompted the dances, and the Tu'Penny Uprights again provided the music.

Kay Tomlinson

John Ramsay

Missy Reisenleiter

Geud Man of Ballangigh
The Ragg
Well Hall
Round About Our Coal Fire
The Amazed Geneticist
Scatter Promenade
Levi Jackson Waltz
Hambleton's Round-O
Softly Good Tummas
Lovers’ Knot
The Spaniard

English Country Dance

December 18, 2009

Musical accompaniment provided by Tu'Penny Uprights

HOLIDAY DRESS-UP BALL on Friday, December 18, 2009 at the Monday Club

  • 7:00pm Workshop in English Country Dance Basics
  • 7:30-10:30pm English Country Dance and Holiday Party

Callers: Peter Wollenberg, Mark Rice, Missy Reisenleiter, Kay Tomlinson, Chrystal Galacci-Jones, Bob Green, and Martha Edwards

Mark Rice
Bridges of Athlone
(to Dominion Reel)
Circassian Circle
(to Sprigs of Laurel)

Peter Wollenberg
Collier's Daughter
Mulberry Gardens

Missy Reisenleiter
Christchurch Bells
Money in Both Pockets

Kay Tomlinson
Yellow Stockings
Elverton Grove

Bob Green
Wings
(to Michael and All Angels)

Martha Edwards
Autumn in Amherst

Chrystal Gallacci Jones
Fenterlarick
Mr. Isaac's Maggot