2011 Gt Alne Long Weekend WON'T begin onFriday 8th Evewith music/Dance in the Memorial Hall The shortened Long Weekend Programme begins Sat 9th Apr. Do enjoy the Alcester Contra again. ===============================================================================================================
What we did on the Friday evening last April was - we had hoped uniquely - to participate in the nearby town, in a - Friday Evening Contra Dance in Alcester where Sue Rosen, visiting from USA, called to the music of the Bruce Rosen Duo - We wish NOT to duplicate local Friday dances. We fully support, & endeavor to coordinate with the Alcester Contras (link below). This year we got helpful information long after advertising our date & booking the hall. So again in 2011, we abandon our Fri Eve.
We were able last time, to enjoy Sue calling some more contras at Great Alne Memorial Hall on the Sunday Evening too. Thanks for that excellent evening are due to Sue for her brilliant calling; and to Bruce, Meg and to all who played in the band.
(Finally to Pete Grassby for wonderful music and dances which he contributed with equal generosity for the Late Nite Extra.) Do not miss the ace video on the home Page and YouTube, of Pete brilliantly playing WHILST dancing with Linda Moon.
Sue and her husband the musician Bruce Rosen were invited to the UK - (Leading lights for a Contra-Week at Halsway Manor) - by Meg - our long established homely Alcester Sunday tea and scones hostess - ( CLICK- for our Activities page), who very kindly asked initially if we wished to have Sue for our Friday evening dance.
Meg is the inspired originator of the brilliant series of Alcester Contras (in the spaceous Greig Hall, 2 miles from Great Alne). André suggested that in the above circumstances last year, the Greig Hall was in every way a far more appropriate location for Sue's Friday Dance, so the "Long Weekend" also began on the Saturday in 2010.
===================================================================================================== Link with dates of all Alcester Contras, and details, CLICK ON - http://www.alcestercontras.btik.com/ =====================================================================================================