Dear Friends of the Whately Dance Barn:
As a supplement to the email invitations we have sent (or will send), please note the information below, including directions to our home. If you have not received an email message from us, please note that the Whately Barn is a private space at our home which we use, from time to time, for dancing with our many friends who share the same passion for dancing. If you have any questions, please contact Richard or Flora at florafauna*atsymbol*comcast.net, or call (413) 665-0484.
Monday Night English at the Whately Barn
(normally held at the Munson Library in So. Amherst, this dance comes to Whately on Mondays in August)
Mondays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Save the dates and watch for our email invitations – which will include more information about each dance.
Second Saturday English Country Dance at the Whately Barn
(normally held at the Munson Library in So. Amherst, this dance comes to Whately on the second Saturday in August)
Saturday, August 8, 2015
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Save the dates and watch for our email invitations – which will include more information about the dance.
House Concert at the Whately Barn with
Karen Axelrod, on piano, & Rachel Bell, on accordion
Wed., August 12, 2015
Peregrine Road will usher you into an ethereal musical space. Sit back and savor creative interpretations of passionate waltzes, mesmerizing French dances, lively American folk tunes, refined English Country dance tunes, and more. A touch of whimsical humor, and a sprinkling of vignettes will round out the experience.
Space for dancing if you wish, as well as seating for those who prefer to sit and listen.
Save the date and watch for our email invitation.
Amherst International Folk Dancing
comes to the Whately Barn on the following Fridays:
Aug. 14, and Aug. 28, 2015
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
All other Friday dances during the months of July and August will be held at the Unitarian Meetinghouse in Amherst
(July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 21)
Folk Dance Party with Boston’s friendly neighborhood band
Saturday, October 3, 2015
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
(We have a wonderful tradition going here and we love having Zdravets come back year after year!)
Save the date and watch for our email invitation as we get closer to Oct. 3.
Balkan Folk Dance with
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Dean Brown (tambura, guitar), Melinda Fields (accordion), Mel Fitzhugh (bass),
Henry Goldberg (tupan, darbuka, riq), Melinda Hunt (vocals), Ralph Iverson (violin, gadulka, sax).
Versatile and multi-talented, this 6-member ensemble performs pan-Balkan music which is fresh, exciting and perhaps somewhat new to dance audiences. Along with well-loved standards, the group also includes arrangements and original compositions by group members, Bulgarian pop tunes, accordion/violin duos written by Ivan Milev, and some “off-the-beaten-track” Balkan tunes which work really well for dances most people already know. Some were recovered from old ailing cassettes, some were brought back from various workshops here in the US and abroad.
Balkan Fields dance sets typically include songs and instrumental music from the Roma tradition, the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, with occasional border-crossings into Greece, Albania and Romania.
Save the date and watch for our email invitation as we get closer to Nov. 21.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(an afternoon of waltzes and other couple dances)
Mary Lea, on fiddle
Jacqueline Schwab, on piano
Naomi Morse, on fiddle
Save the date and watch for our email invitation as we get closer to Nov. 22.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Caller: Mary Jones
Musicians: Pat MacPherson, Doug Creighton, and Mary Lea
Save the date and watch for our email invitation in late Feb. or early Mar. in 2016.
Other dances are "in the works" so we encourage you to check this web site periodically and/or watch for our email flyers.
Please remember that should you come to one of our dances,
please bring clean, non-street, soft-soled shoes to protect the dance floor.
These events at: Richard and Flora's Whately Dance Barn
(half way between
The Whately Dance Barn is a private space at our home which we use, from time to time, for dancing with our many friends who share the same passion for dance. We are not public, we are not a business, and we do not rent out our hall. If you have any questions or wish more information, contact Flora or Richard at florafauna*atsymbol*comcast.net, or call (413) 665-0484.