English Country Dance Atlanta
has been producing its annual dance weekend, Fandango!, since 1995.
Below is a list of every year's caller and band.
In addition, there are links to YouTube videos of select dances,
produced by Jim Crawford, local dancer and videographer.
(additional video clips can be found on Jim's page!)
2016 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Joseph Pimentel with band Goldcrest (Daron Douglas, Paul Oorts & Dave Wiesler)
Saturday Morning ECD Workshop: English Dances from the Goldcrest Collection
Saturday Afternoon Workshop: Advanced English Country Dances
Saturday Evening Ball (dances with links to youtube have an asterisk after the name)
2015 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Brad Foster with band Foxfire! ...A program chart is available here: Dance List
Saturday Afternoon Workshops:
-- Morning Workshop: The Art of Reconstruction
-- Afternoon Workshop: Modern Treasures
Select Dance Videos:
2014 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Joanna Reiner with Music by Bare Necessities
Saturday morning’s workshop will be on
maintaining symmetry and shape of the dance through phrasing and
creating non-physical connections. Saturday afternoon will be on circles
and squares - a look at set dances new and old. Sunday’s workshop will
feature dances by Chris Sackett and Brooke Friendly - their dances are
designed to be gender neutral and have great music!
Saturday Night "Ball" Videos:
FANDANGO! 2012 ~~~ Caller Joanna Reiner with music by Karen Axelrod, Naomi Morse and Anna Patton
Saturday/Sunday Workshop Program
FANDANGO! 2011 ~~~ Principal Caller Scott Higgs, Special Caller Loretta Holz, Music by Joyful Noise (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm and Kathy Talvitie)
Loretta Workshop --Dancing Across the Atlantic and Beyond
This workshop will focus on dances from Loretta's book, Dancing Across the Atlantic, and also include new dances which will appear in her next book. Known for their unique story lines and outstanding tunes, Loretta's dances are carefully crafted to flow well so they are accessible to new dancers and fun for experienced dancers. In Set & Turn Single Val MacFarlane said " Her dances are always interesting and distinctive but not too challenging so dancers can enjoy varying the steps and have fun interacting with one another (after all this is social dancing!)" Loretta specializes in using tunes by contemporary American composers including Jonathan Jensen and Charlene Thomson. During this workshop you will enjoy their wonderful tunes and discover just how much fun English Country Dancing can be!
Dances from the Weekend
FRIDAY EVENING: La Gavre, Yellow Stockings. Contras: Sligo Advocate; Appetizer; Frederick Contra; Pedal Pushers; Heartbeat Contra; Valley Flourish; Contra Cordions; Blackbird in the Night
SATURDAY MORNING: Dancing Wife; Heather Towers; From Inverness; Wa is Me; After Dinner Maggot; Hazelfern Place; Hudson Barn; Winter Solstice; Homecoming
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Mendocino Redwood; Astonished Archaeologist; Minor Spaniard; Autumn in Amherst; Mr Ganiford's Maggot; Dusty Miller; Impropriety; Sally in our Alley; Jack's Health
SATURDAY EVENING: Christina; Lilliburlero; Turning By Threes; Sun Assembly; Jacob Hall's Jig; Elizabeth; Kelsterne Gardens; Elverton Grove; Bar a Bar; Leslie's Valentine; Key to the Cellar; Alice; Ashford Anniversary; Barbarini's Tambourine
SUNDAY MORNING: Take a Dance; Leather Lake House; Margaret's Waltz; Good Man of Cambridge; Easter Tuesday; Hambletons Round O; Physical Snob; Easter Morn; Fandango; Jaque Lat
LORETTA HOLZ WORKSHOP:
FANDANGO! 2010 ~~~ Caller Gene Murrow with Music by A Joyful Noise!
"Remembering Fried Herman"
"Nat'l. Kynaston and a Person of Quality"
Saturday Evening Dance Party
(Choreographers and composers of contemporary dances are indicated in parenthesis. Other dances are from the 17th and 18th centuries, though in many cases reconstructed by modern dancing masters.)
First Set: Cockle Shells, Delia, The Tuneful Nightingale, Autumn in Amherst, Pat's Tradition, Sally in our Alley, Chocolate Equation, Heartland, Old Wife Behind the Fire
Second Set: Hazelfern Place, Bloomsberry Market, Fandango, Michael and All Angels, Red and All Red, Hambleton's Round O, When Laura Smiles
Bar A Bar, Far Away (G. Roodman), Handel With Care (G. Roodman), Hudson Barn (Schwab/Hammond), Muriel's Measure (C. Hume), Turn of the Tide (R. Coxall), Walpole Cottage (P. Shaw), Braes of Dornoch, Fenterlarick (J. Walker), Smithy Hill (T. Cook), Elizabeth (C. Hume), Miss deJersey's Memorial (P. Shaw), Indian Princess (C. Hume)
FANDANGO -- ALL YEARS PAST (Callers and Musicians)
1995 Brad Foster with Jacqueline Schwab, Daron Douglas & Earl Gaddis
1996 Brad Foster “
1997 Bruce Hamilton “
1998 Scott Higgs “
1999 Gene Murrow “
2000 Gene Murrow “
2001 Susan Kevra “ + Russ Barenberg
2002 Gene Murrow “
2003 Scott Higgs “
2004 Gene Murrow “
2005 Brad Foster “
2006 Robin Hayden “
2007 David Millstone “
2008 Michael Cicone “
2009 David Millstone “
2010 Gene Murrow A Joyful Noise
2011 Scott Higgs A Joyful Noise
2012 Joanna Reiner with Karen Axelrod, Naomi Morse & Anna Patton
2013 Bruce Hamilton with Bare Necessities
2014 Joanna Reiner with Bare Necessities
2015 Brad Foster with Foxfire
2016 Joseph Pimentel with Goldcrest