Here is an opportunity for musicians to prepare for the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference:

Come to Beaconsfield Historic House on Saturday January 26, 2-4 pm and
Brenda Porter and Gerry Gray will teach you to dance Quadrilles, just as the
Fathers of Confederation did.

Quadrilles are historic square set dances that were highly popular in the 19th
century, and are the forerunners of the traditional square dance. Quadrilles,
such as the well-known Lancers figures, would have appeared on most dance
programs at the time of Confederation.

The workshop will include a few popular figures from the quadrilles, including
The Lancers. Participants will have a chance to dance these figures and to learn
a bit about their history and the music that accompanied them. No prior dance
experience is necessary for participants and partners are not required. The
workshop is suitable for ages 10 to adult. The storm date is February 2.

For further information or to register for the workshop, contact Sue Irvine
irvines@eastlink.ca. The registration deadline is January 19, 2013. The
Workshop fee is $10 to be paid at the door between 1:45 and 2 p.m.

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