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Memories of Fandangos Past



English Country Dance Atlanta has been producing Fandango!, its annual dance weekend, since 1995. Below is a list of the caller and band for each year, starting with the most recent.

In addition, thanks to ECDA dancer and videographer Jim Crawford, you can watch some of the dances performed. (Additional video clips can be found on Jim's YouTube page!)



2022

September 16-18, 2022
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2021

Covid Cancelled



2020

Covid Cancelled



2019: Joanna Reiner Wilkinson & Alchemy

Karen Axelrod (piano), Rachel Bell (accordian), Eric Martin (fiddle)

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
Around the Corner:
This workshop explored a variety of dances that feature corner figures including longways and set dances, a variety of meters, old favorites, and recent compositions.

Going in Circles:
ECD workshops are an opportunity to work on technique - not only new figures, but how to dance them well. This workshop focused on circles, and how every dancer plays a part in creating satisfying circles in dances. This workshop also reviewed the more challenging ball dances.

What's New?
As a fun end to the weekend, we danced new and recent additions to the ECD canon. Requests welcomed!

SATURDAY EVENING BALL:
The Ragg | Bellamira | Terry's Triad | Jack's Health | Companions | Siege of Limerick | Fandango | Michedonia | Plum Thursday | Leather Lake House | Whatley Barn | Ashford Anniversary | Foxfire | Trip To Provence | Haymakers | Fandango!

OTHER DANCES FROM THE WEEKEND:
The Minor Spaniard | Hudson Barn | Sapphire Sea |



2018: Brooke Friendly & Roguery

Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
Unpublished Impropriety
Dancing the Whole Dance: The Fine Companion | De Novo

SATURDAY EVENING BALL:
Marjorie's Sou'wester | Flora and Phaon | A New Leaf | The Chocolate Equation | The Potter's Wheel



2017: Tom Amesse & Bare Necessities

Kate Barnes, Mara Shea, Earl Gaddis, Jacqueline Schwab

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
The Music Will Tell You What to Do
Making Connections
     The Bishop | Corelli's Maggot | Mr. Isaac's Maggot

SATURDAY EVENING BALL:
Enfield Wash | Wa' is Me, What Mun I Do? | Trip to Tunbridge | Apollo's Hunt | The Introduction | Mad Robin | Blue Heron Waltz | Horseplay | Noisette | The Fandango | Cockleshells | Dunant House Waltz | Smithy Hill | Good Man of Cambridge



2016: Joseph Pimentel & Goldcrest

Daron Douglas, Paul Oorts, Dave Wiesler

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
English Dances from the Goldcrest Collection
Advanced English Country Dances
     Winter in Brasstown | St. Margaret's Hill | Mile of Smiles

SATURDAY EVENING BALL:
Mount Hills | I Care Not for These Ladies | The Spring | Come with Voices Singing | Mrs. Hill's Dance | News from Tripoli | Mary K | We Meet Again | Fandango | Rafe's Waltz | Waltham Abbeym| Well Done Jack |



2015: Brad Foster & Foxfire

Daron Douglas (fiddle), Karen Axelrod (piano)

Weekend Program

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
The Art of Reconstruction
Modern Treasures

SELECT SATURDAY NIGHT BALL VIDEOS:
Saint Margaret's Hill | Whiskers | The Fandango | Shandy Hall | Key to the Cellar



2014: Joanna Reiner & Bare Necessities

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
Maintaining Symmetry & Shape
Circles & Squares
Chris Sackett and Brooke Friendly Gender Neutral Dances

SELECT SATURDAY NIGHT BALL VIDEOS:
Wa' is Me, What Mun I Do? | Dick's Maggot | Foxfire



2013: Bruce Hamilton & Bare Necessities

SELECT SATURDAY NIGHT BALL VIDEOS:
Jacob Hall's Jig | Easter Morn | Candles in the Dark | Elverton Grove | Hoffedd Miss Hughes



2012: Joanna Reiner & Karen/Naomi/Anna

Karen Axelrod (piano), Naomi Morse (fiddle) and Anna Patton (clarinet)

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
Making it Your Own
Modern ECD Favorites

SATURDAY EVENING BALL:
Jack's Health | Hudson Barn | Fast Friends | Hole in the Wall | Haymakers | Dusty Miller | Foxfire | Old Wife Behind the Fire | Mulberry Garden | Physical Snob | Peace Be With You | Fandango | Stepping Stones | Jacque Latin



2011: Scott Higgs & Joyful Noise

Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie

WEEKEND WORKSHOP:
Dancing Across the Atlantic and Beyond with Guest Caller: Loretta Holz
    Leading Man | Thanks to Mr Playford | The Belle of the Ball | Fickle |
    A Southern Gentleman | Autumn Tapestry | Candles in the Dark

FRIDAY EVENING:
ECD: La Gavre | Yellow Stockings
Contras: Sligo Advocate | Appetizer | Frederick Contra | Pedal Pushers | Heartbeat Contra | Valley Flourish | Contra Cordions | Blackbird in the Night

SATURDAY MORNING:
Dancing Wife | Heather Towers |From Inverness |Wa is Me | After Dinner Maggot | Hazelfern Place | Hudson Barn | Winter Solstice |Homecoming

SATURDAY AFTERNOON:
Mendocino Redwood | Astonished Archaeologist | Minor Spaniard | Autumn in Amherst | Mr Ganiford's Maggot | Dusty Miller | Impropriety | Sally in our Alley | Jack's Health

SATURDAY EVENING:
Christina | Lilliburlero | Turning By Threes | Sun Assembly | Jacob Hall's Jig | Elizabeth | Kelsterne Gardens | Elverton Grove | Bar a Bar | Leslie's Valentine | Key to the Cellar | Alice | Ashford Anniversary | Barbarini's Tambourine

SUNDAY MORNING:
Take a Dance | Leather Lake House | Margaret's Waltz | Good Man of Cambridge | Easter Tuesday | Hambletons Round O | Physical Snob | Easter Morn | Fandango | Jaque Lat



2010: Gene Murrow & Joyful Noise

Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:
Remembering Fried Herman
A survey of some of Fried's best dances, from the early publications in the 1970's through late masterpieces like "In the Sere," with elucidation of Fried's particular preferences in movement, music, and pedagogy. For over 40 years, Fried and Gene had periods of close agreement and collaboration as well as sharp disagreements, all of which helped shape Fried's legacy of teaching, recordings, and dances, and informed Gene's appreciation of her work in context.

Nat'l. Kynaston and a Person of Quality
Thousands of English country dances were published in the 17th and 18th centuries by John Playford, his successors, and competitors. With very few exceptions, none of the tunes or figures was attributed to the composer or choreographer. A major exception was Nathaniel Kynaston, to whom John Walsh devoted several editions of his annual collections of country dances from 1711 to 1718. Kynaston, in turn, promoted the dances of an anonymous contemporary, identified only as "a person of quality" in Walsh's collections. Both exhibit a distinctive "voice" in their creations and in the reconstructions by Tom Cook and Andrew Shaw that have made both popular.

SATURDAY EVENING DANCE PARTY:
First Set:
Cockle Shells | Delia | The Tuneful Nightingale | Autumn in Amherst | Pat's Tradition | Sally in our Alley | Chocolate Equation | Heartland | Old Wife Behind the Fire

Second Set:
Hazelfern Place | Bloomsberry Market | Fandango | Michael and All Angels | Red and All Red | Hambleton's Round O | When Laura Smiles

SUNDAY MORNING:
(Choreographers and composers of contemporary dances are indicated in parenthesis. Other dances are from the 17th and 18th centuries, though in many cases reconstructed by modern dancing masters.)

Bar A Bar | Far Away (G. Roodman) | Handel With Care (G. Roodman) | Hudson Barn (Schwab/Hammond) | Muriel's Measure (C. Hume) | Turn of the Tide (R. Coxall) | Walpole Cottage (P. Shaw) | Braes of Dornoch | Fenterlarick (J. Walker) | Smithy Hill (T. Cook) | Elizabeth (C. Hume) | Miss deJersey's Memorial (P. Shaw) | Indian Princess (C. Hume)

SELECT VIDEOS
Fandango 2010 Overview | Bloomsbury Market 1703 | Farewell Dance Selections | Red and All Red | Leah's Waltz



2009: David Millstone & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2008: Michael Cicone & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2007: David Millstone & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2006: Robin Hayden & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2005: Brad Foster & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2004: Gene Murrow & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2003: Scott Higgs & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2002: Gene Murrow & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



2001: Susan Kevra & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl/Russ

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola), Russ Barenberg (guitar)



2000: Gene Murrow & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



1999: Gene Murrow & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



1998: Scott Higgs & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



1997: Bruce Hamilton & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



1996: Brad Foster & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)



1995: Brad Foster & Jacqueline/Daron/Earl

Jacqueline Schwab (piano), Daron Douglas (violin), Earl Gaddis (violin, tenor viola)