Here are photos from our 17th Annual Playford-to-the-Present English Country Dance Ball, on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Pasadena Scottish Rite Cathedral. Caller Graham Christian of Pelham, Mass., presided over the event, with live music by Offbeats (Ashley Broder, mandolin; Ben Schreiber, violin; Jeffrey Spero, piano; and Bonnie Insull, flute).
We had dancers attending from all over the Southern California area, including Culver City (of course), Anaheim, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. We even had a big group from as far as Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2017 Program of Dances: Cockle Shells, Terry’s Triad, Old Hob, She Rose and Let Me In, The Siege of Limerick, Gambols (FTWK), Apollo’s Hunt, The Merry Salopians, Wakefield Hunt, Middlemarch, Another Nancy’s Fancy, The Goose and the Gridiron, The Way of the World, Delia, The Hop Ground.
All photos taken courtesy of Michel Coclet and Marie-Jo Dulade-Coclet, unless otherwise noted. All images used with permission.
While we didn’t get video of Gambols, the FTWK (For Those Who Know) dance, at the ball this year, we did film it a few weeks later, on November 12, 2017, danced by some of CCECD’s members: Patricia Keating and Bruce Hayes, Annie Laskey and James Hutson, Renée Camus and Alex Bradley, and Elyse Ashton and Robert Rickun. The tune is “Shepherd and Shepherdess,” performed by Boldwood, from the CD “Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now.” This was filmed from two different angles.
Did you miss the ball this year? Be sure to join us again next year!
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