Join us for our next online G.O.D.S. Social!
When: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm
Location (online): https://rebrand.ly/godsdance_2021-05-02
• Meeting ID: 832 2209 1040
• Passcode: 946225
• Contras [Alice Raibourn]
• Waltz/Music interludes [Connie Caldwell & Jeff Shapiro / Diane Schulbach & Dan Peterson]
• Beatles trivia quiz and songs [Pete Turner]
• A game
Stop by for some dancing and socializing!
Zoom host: Pete Turner
Clear out a space in your house for dancing.
Charge your devices, and enjoy some music and dance (or watching your friends dance).
Get some exercise.
Or, simply come and enjoy seeing, chatting & socializing with your friends!
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► Appreciating historical context:
“Calling did not arrive with the early European settlers, but it originated and was developed in this country and came into the Appalachian region sometime during the nineteenth century. Early accounts of dancing in Appalachia from the late 1700s and early 1800s pre-date the practice of calling, and refer only to contra dances, reels, and jigs, dances which were performed without the aid of a caller. Written evidence from the nineteenth century suggests that the first callers were African-American musicians and that dance calling was common in the black culture throughout the country before it was adopted by whites, and became an integral part of the Appalachian dance tradition.”
[Jamison, P. (2003). Square Dance Calling: The African-American Connection. Journal of Appalachian Studies, 9(2), 387-398. Retrieved April 28, 2021, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/41446577]