All Hands In .Dance 2021

As of mid-September 2021, online contra dances have been produced jointly by Atlanta, Glen Echo, Mt. Airy, Toronto and friends, under the All Hands In banner.

With changes in attendance and volunteer capacity, it made sense for our groups to join forces to better meet the needs of our online dance community. Over 270 people participated in the online dance survey that we put out in August. We looked over the results as a group, and decided to hold the new All Hands In dance series on Saturday evenings at 8PM Eastern. The new weekly series began on Saturday, September 11. We are sharing details with you by email, Facebook, and on the CDSS calendar.

2021 Dance Schedule
September 11Don VeinoRacoon CarnivalToronto
September 18Perry ShafranReelplayGlen Echo
September 25Sue GolaMind the GapMt Airy
October 2Brad FosterGlen Loper and Bethany WaickmanAtlanta
October 9Drew DelawareContraForceToronto
October 16Perry ShafranSugar BeatGlen Echo
October 23Claire TakemoriTom Cunningham and Kate SandersMt Airy
October 30Games Night with Seth TepferAtlanta
November 6Seth TepferCasey Murray and Molly TuckerAtlanta
November 13Bev BernbaumCountercurrentToronto
November 20Janine SmithGyrationsGlen Echo
November 27
6:00pm Doors open for Mt Airy's special Thanksgiving Weekend Program
6:15pm BalFolk & French couple dancing with music by Millevaches [Mill-vash]
7:15pm Waltz music by Dave Wiesler
8:00pm Virtual contra dance with calling by Dave Rupp and music by Live Wire
December 4Gaye FiferReelplayAtlanta
December 11Don VeinoGròóvåtrønToronto
December 18Lisa GreenleafMegan and Charley BellerGlen Echo
December 25Michael KarcherMoveable FeetsMt Airy

All dances start at 8:00 Eastern and last for 60 to 90 minutes. See below for check-in times and other activities:

WeekHostBefore the DanceProgramAfter the Dance
1st SaturdayAtlantaDoors open at 7:30 for Tai Chi warm-ups and socializingContra & EnglishGames (occasional) and socializing
2nd SaturdayTorontoDoors open at 7:30 for pre-dance tunes and optional breakout rooms for chatContraRandomized breakout rooms and make a new friend
3rd SaturdayGlen EchoDoors open at 7:30 pm for gathering and pre-dance socializingContraCasual conversation until whenever
4th SaturdayMt AiryDoors open at 7:45 to check in and get ready to danceContraCasual conversation until whenever
5th SaturdayGrab bag