Join us for our next online G.O.D.S. Social!
When: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm (Eastern)
Location (online): https://rebrand.ly/godsdance_2021-06-06
• Meeting ID: 821 0345 0380
• Passcode: 061871
• Beatlemania with Pete Turner
• Elegant English Country Dancing with Al Rogers
• Singing Waltz Time with Steve and Mary
• Author book sharing and presentation with Diana Kanoy
• Contra Dancing Surprise with JoLaine
• Jazz Stylings of Jeff and Connie
Stop by for some dancing, music, singing, book sharing, and socializing!
Zoom host: Diane Schulbach
Clear out a space for dancing.
Enjoy some music and dance (or watching your friends dance).
Avail yourself of a fun exercise opportunity.
Or, simply come and enjoy seeing, chatting & socializing with your friends!
▼ Appreciating historical context ▼
Black Africans brought music and dance traditions to America that constitute some of our most beloved elements of our favorite pastime,… They were brought here through chattel slavery by white settlers.
Contributions by Black artists include, but are not limited to:
Black musicians were a mainstay at early balls and social gatherings, playing for both white and Black dancers of all classes. “As early as 1690, [en]slave[d] fiddlers played for dances on plantations in Virginia… and, by the mid-eighteenth century, [en]slave[d] musicians were common at white social functions, both urban and rural, throughout the American colonies.” (Jamison, “Square Dance Calling: The African-American Connection”)