All Hands In .Dance

Going into January 2021, Atlanta, Toronto and Mt. Airy are producing online contra dances 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.

Dance Schedule
DateCallerBandHost
All 2021 dances are listed here
January 1Seth TepferVicki Swan and Jonny DyerAtlanta
January 8Michael KarcherDante & ErosToronto
January 15Open
January 22Donna HuntRaise the RoofMt Airy
January 29Games Night with Seth Tepfer
Advance registration is required. Click the link above for more info
BFMS Mid-winter Ball
Feb 5Seth TepferReel PlayAtlanta
Feb 12Bev BernbaumCasey Murray and Molly TuckerToronto

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 SaturdayOpen
4th SaturdayMt AiryDoors open at 7:45 to check in and get ready to danceContraCasual conversation until whenever
5th SaturdayOpen

News

The All Hands In committee met in early January. We are pleased that we continue to attract an average of 75 dancers from the USA, Canada, the UK and occasionally Australia. We noted that most communities have paused or not started their in person dancing. Our teams in Atlanta, Toronto and Philly will continue hosting dances on the first, second and fourth Saturdays through the spring. Glen Echo has dropped out of the program. Now the third and fifth Saturdays are open for other events. If you or your organization wants to host an event using the All Hands In platform, please contact Chris Deephouse, booking@allhandsin.dance.