Marnen Laibow-Koser
Multi-instrumentalist playing for contras, English country dance, and lots of other things!

Member of: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble, Dogtown, The Flying Romanos, The Mad Katters (also group contact), Marnen, Yaron, & Gawain, McMarish (also group contact), NoteWorthy, Platana, Sladka, Swing Dance Gang
ERASETHISmarnen AT marnen DOT org
Appeared at NEFFA 2017:
Pat's Tradition - English Country DancesDS Friday April 21, 8:00pm to 8:50pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
English country dances written for and by Pat Shaw. Dance communities here and abroad are celebrating the centenary of Pat Shaw's birth in 2017. From the Pat Shaw Legacy Group website: "It was his prodigious output of dances in all styles and levels of complexity which has led him to be labelled the Twentieth Century Dancing Master."
Intro to English Country DanceDB Friday April 21, 9:15pm to 10:20pm, High School Rm. 125 [show on grid]
Every dance form has its own vocabulary. Here's a chance to learn some of the basics of English country dance, assisted by an experienced teacher and skilled musicians.
Simultaneous Swing Lessons--Beginner & IntermediateT Saturday April 22, 11:00am to 11:50am, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Swing dance class with mix of Hollywood and Savoy Lindy styles. One hall, two groups: beginner and experienced, two circles, four teachers. Beginners learn basics and the experienced learn moves.
Helpful Hints ContrasDS Saturday April 22, 12:00noon to 12:50pm, High School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Contra dancing with helpful hints that are specific for each dance. Offerings of small suggestions that can make a big difference, to dance smarter and safer. To make dancing better for everyone.
Intro to Contra DancingDB Saturday April 22, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, High School Rm. 123 [show on grid]
Learn the basics of contra dancing. We'll break down the figures and put them together to help enhance your enjoyment of contra dancing with a room full of dancers.

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