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Autumn weekend / Herfstweekend 2023

English and American Country Dances with David Millstone

Music: Triple Time + One

For whom

For experienced dancers who can dance all figures of English Country Dances without instruction


From Friday evening November 3 (5 p.m.) with warm dinner, till Sunday afternoon November 5, 2023 (4 p.m.)


Provinciaal Vormingscentrum (PVC)
Smekenstraat 61, 2390 Malle.

Rooms for 1, 2 and 4 are available. Each room has one or more washbasins. There is a modern sanitary block with showers, cabins with washbasins and toilets.
Supplement single room: €24 | Supplement double room: €16


David Millstone, Lebanon, NH, discovered contra dances in the early 1970s when he moved to New Hampshire; he has been leading dances for more than 45 years. A caller of American contras and squares, he has appeared at venues throughout New England and across North America; he has also called dances in seven European countries, including numerous tours in the Czech Republic and in Denmark. He is coordinator of the Square Dance History Project, a digital collection showcasing all forms of square dance , traditional and modern.
After many years as a hard-core contra dancer who resisted English country dance—"What? No swings?"—David saw the light at English-American Week at Pinewoods in 1987, and he has been calling English dances regularly since 1993. He is drawn to the rich variety of moods and music that English dance offers, from elegant to zesty, with longways and set dances offering interesting and unusual dance choreography.
In an earlier life, he was an elementary school teacher for 30 years with a particular passion for studying Homer’s Odyssey with his fifth graders.

During the weekend, the dancers will be musically pampered by Triple Time, three outstanding Dutch musicians: Kees Mook (violin), Wil van den Berg (accordion) and Marieke Van Leersum (recorders), who have already played several times at AADS workshops. For the American part of the programme, Triple Time will be enhanced with the dynamic piano playing of Mik Lammers.


English Country Dance and on Saturday 2 workshops and half an evening American contras and squares.


€ 208

This includes: tuition, overnight stay with breakfast, 3 hot meals, 1 cold meal and coffee/tea during the breaks. Vegetarian or diet meals (supplement € 19) to be ordered at registration.


You should register at least 4 weeks before the start, by means of the registration form (by e-mail) or by telephone. When the 32 dance places are full, registrations will be closed. Your registration is only valid when AADS has received your payment. Before that your registration is on a the waiting list.
Participants will receive confirmation and about two weeks in advance a letter with extra information.


Registration for the weekend should be accompanied by a transfer of the course fee to the following bank account.
Europa: BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, Warandeberg 3, 1000 Brussel
IBAN BE82001218540268; BIC code: GEBABEBB

Additional bank charges are at your expense. Please mention ‘Autumn Weekend 2023’.


If you cancel until 2 weeks before the start of the course your payment minus 10% is refunded. If you cancel within a fortnight before the start of the course the amount minus 30% costs is refunded. If you do not cancel at least 24 h in advance there is no refund.

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