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October 26-27-28, 2012

With Bare Necessities

Worthington Community Center
345 East Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085

An excellent wood dance floor, large locker room with showers (bring your own lock) and plenty of free parking.
Map and directions

This event is a joint effort of the the Big Scioty Barn Dance, the Columbus English Country Dancers, and the Heather 'N' Thistle Columbus Royal Scottish Dance Society. Come share three dance traditions.

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Friday October 26
An American Contra Dance 8:00-11:00 PM
Caller: Adina Gordon
Musicians: Peter Barnes (piano), Mary Lea (violin)
Saturday October 23
English Country Dance Workshops
9:30 AM-12:00 Noon
1:30-4:00 PM
Dances taught by Jacqueline Schwab
Musicians: Bare Necessities

An English Country Ball
8:30-11:30 PM
All dances will be taught. Festive attire encouraged.
Musicians: Bare Necessities
A silent auction will be held to help defray the costs of the weekend. We will gratefully accept donated items.
Sunday October 28
English Country Dance Workshop
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dances taught by Jacqueline Schwab
Musicians: Bare Necessities

A Scottish Country Dance
2:00-5:00 PM
Musicians: Earl Gaddis (violin), Jacqueline Schwab (piano)
Brief Sheet(available later)

Dance List

Bare Necessities a quartet known for its creative interpretations of English country dance tunes, has been playing together since 1980. Earl Gaddis and Mary Lea both play violin and viola, Peter Barnes is on winds and guitar, and Jacqueline Schwab plays piano . Together they have redefined the sound of English country dance music with an improvisatory and playful style that reflects their classical background and extensive experience playing for all kinds of dancing. The group has played for dancers and audiences from Hawaii to York, England, from Alaska to St. Croix, VI, doing concerts, week-long dance events and workshops.

Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Adina Gordon has called dances in 36 American states spanning all six time zones, as well as three Canadian provinces and Israel. Adina is known for calling contras and squares that cause spontaneous eruptions of joy on dance floors.

Jacqueline Schwab needs no introduction to English Country dancers. Non-dancers will know her music from Ken Burns' productions for PBS such as "The Civil War" and "Baseball". Plans are again in the works for a concert performed by Jacqueline in the Columbus area on October 29, 2012, following with this year's dance weekend. Watch this website for details.

Registration Form

Work scholarships are available; trade some work time at the registration table or elsewhere for dance time. Contact the Registrar if you are interested.

Hotel List

Local Hospitality

There is limited local hospitality available. Hospitality requests must be submitted to Christopher Gecik, 307 E. Kanawha Ave., Columbus, OH 43214-1211.

For more information call or email:

Sue Wartell (614)263-9501

This page was last updated on by Harold Cheyney