"Rakes of Rochester" from November, 2011

Coming up!  Semplice presents An Evening of English Baroque Music and Dance,  April 25

Please save Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 pm at the Berkeley Community Church for a very special and unusual concert! Semplice is thrilled to be collaborating with dance teacher and caller Chris Kermiet.

Semplice Poster

Semplice features Carla Sciaky, baroque violin; Miriam Rosenblum, recorder; Ben Cohen, archlute, theorbo, & harpsichord, Elinor Saragoussi, bass viol.

"An Evening of English Baroque Music and Dance" will begin with a program of English baroque music, performed on period instruments and accompanied by entertaining stories about the composers and the times they lived in. And, we're excited to be joined on part of the program by guest violinist Chloe Prendergast (a.k.a. Carla's older daughter!).

Then, following a short intermission at which refreshments will be served (including Miri Rose baklava), Chris will teach and call authentic English country dances from the same time period, and Semplice will be the "dance band"! Everyone is welcome to join in these easy and fun social dances (or enjoy watching the dancing from a chair on the side, if you prefer).

We hope you can join us on April 25th! To order tickets, and for more information, please go to semplicebaroque.com.

Winter / Spring Schedule:

  •    Friday, February 6th
  •    Friday, March 6th
  •    Friday, April 3rd
  •    Friday, May 1st

  The RetroDance is normally on 3rd Fridays:

  •   Friday, January 16th
  •   Friday, February 20th
  •   Friday, March 20th
  •   Friday, April 17th

These exciting and flirtatious dances are the ones you saw in the Jane Austen movies.  All are invited – no partner or previous experience needed.  There is no lesson, and figures are taught as needed.  Easier dances at the beginning of the evening lead up to more elegant and graceful dances by the end of the evening. 

Generally 1st Fridays. For more info, call 303 321-2262.  8:00 - 11:00 p.m., adults $10, teens/students, $6, family rate, $25.

8:00 - 11:00 p.m., at the Berkeley Community Church, 3701 West 50th Ave. in Denver (near Regis). 

April 3rd — Chris Kermiet teaches to live music by Rodney Sauer & Sandra Wong.

Sept 2011 dancers

From our September English Country Dance

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Colorado Springs March schedule:

March 2nd, 16th & 30th, at the Rock Ledge Ranch Carriage House, located within the Garden of the Gods, (driving directions), 6:45 - 8:45 pm.  Cost: Donation to the Rock Ledge Ranch.

March 9th & 23rd, at the International Dance Club, 6:45 - 8:45 pm, $6.   Located at 2422 Busch Ave, 80904 (go past the building, turn right on Race, then right again into the back downstairs parking lot. The dance is in the upstairs ballroom.)

Dancers at the September, 2011, English Country Dance