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Program name: Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George
Program category: Multicultural- Other
Music
Performing Arts- Dance
Program length: 60 to 90 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Up to 200
Program description: Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music! Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. Everyone gets involved – from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites: circles, squares, contras, as well as folk dances from around the world, like Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Tahiti, Mexico, France, Scandinavia, China and Africa. The toe-tapping tunes consist of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments may include fiddle, banjo, flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, guitar, piano, recorder, percussion, and more. While participation in the dancing is encouraged -- it's hard to sit still -- it's also fun to just watch and listen to the music. This program helps children develop an awareness of our traditional way of life - when people lived without electricity and had to make their own entertainment - and discusses the origins, sounds and uses of traditional instruments. The Family Dance usually includes a short sit-down period to talk about the dancing, music, instruments, and cultures. Here's a video sample of a family dance: http://homespun.biz/interfamilydance.htm
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.50
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: Mileage of .40 per mile for locations outside the greater Capital Region.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 05/27/2011
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Homespun Community Dancing with Peter, Paul & George
Performer name: Paul Rosenberg
Phone: 518-482-9255
Mailing address: 538 Providence Street
Albany, NY 12208
E-mail address: paul@homespun.biz
Website: http://www.homespun.biz
   
Previous appearances at: Crandall Library, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Guilderland Public Library, Albany Public Library, Main and several branches , Ballston Community Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 04/01/2014

 

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