Newsletter of the

North Alabama Country Dance Society

Established 1982 Group Affiliate, Country Dance & Song Society

November 1998 H. Douglas Roth, ed.: (256)830-3540 or 721-9371

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This Saturday: Paul Collins with "Sofa Cats"

Paul Collins from Chicago will be calling at our first-Saturday dance on November 7th. The music will be provided by one of our favorite bands, the Sofa Cats from all over North Alabama. See you there.

November 21st: Janet Shepard and "Hyde Nor Hare"

Atlanta's Janet Shepard will do the calling once again for this month's pre-Thanksgiving dance. Our own Hyde Nor Hare will set your feet a-tappin'! Come and work up an appetite for turkey.

Is it November Already?

Our Halloween "Blue Moon" dance last weekend was a howling success. The music, calling and refreshments were all great. There were very imaginative costumes that ranged from the intriguing, through the horrifying, all the way over to the outrageous. Speaking of which, Bryan reports that three of our Huntsville dancers won costume prizes at the Music City Masquerade last month: Kimberly Hart, Marcy Robinson and Fred Kolchin. Congratulations! See pictures below.

Public radio station WLRH (89.3 FM) helps us publicize our dances each month. Several NACDS members took the opportunity to help the station during its "Fall Friend-Raiser" by answering the phones. Among those participating this year were: Natasha Kunin, Daniel Schenker, Marcy Robinson, Jill Gardner, and Bryan Walls. Well done!

Pictures from Bryan at the Music City Masquerade



Above are Carol Mebane, Marcy Robinson, Mark Mohon and Kimberly Hart

Jerry Mebane with Elizabethan hat

A Matador and the "Lady in Red" (Fred Kolchin and Linda Maier)

The "Unknown Contra Dancer" and Susan Soloman (Bryan Walls is in the bag!)


  • Local events in bold; contact Bryan Walls (837-0656; for more info.
  • See the Schedule Web Page for current listings
  • Nov. 6 (Fri.): Nashville Country Dancers dance: - Jim Coode with The Working Poor.
    NCD dances almost every Friday at the Woodbine Community Center, Burbank & Oriel, near I-440 & Nolensville Rd. Instruction at 7:30, dance at 8:00. For more info, contact Chrissy (615-331-3136) or John (

    Nov. 7 (Sat.): NACDS Dance @ Faith: Paul Collins with the Sofa Cats.

    Nov. 13 (Fri.): Nashville: NCD Dance - Inge & Jim Wood.

    Nov. 14 (Sat.): Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society, Tim Klein w/ Danny Gammon & All Over the Road.
    CTDS dances 2nd & 4th Saturdays at All Saints Academy, 310 E. 8th St., downtown; 8-11 p.m.; $5. For info contact: Roy at (423) 622-0604 or (423) 756-3466;

    Nov. 13-15: Atlanta Dance Weekend: Rodney Miller & the All-Round Boys, Red Mountain White Trash, Susan Kevra, Cis Hinkle, Atlanta Swamp Opera, et al. (770) 552-8964.

    Nov. 20 (Fri.): Nashville: NCD dance - TBA with John Mowad and Susan Ramsay

    Nov. 21 (Sat.): NACDS Dance @ Faith, with Janet Shepherd & Hyde Nor Hare!

    Nov. 27 (Fri.): Nashville: NO DANCE (Thanksgiving)

    Nov. 28 (Sat.): Chattanooga: CTDS dance, Heitzso with Huntsville's Dance All Night.

    Dec. 4 (Fri.): Nashville: NCD dance - TBA with the Working Poor

    Dec. 5 (Sat.): NACDS Holiday Dance - Scott Russell with the Red Mountain White Trash

    Dec. 11 (Fri.): Nashville: NCD dance - TBA with John Mowad & Susan Ramsay

    Dec. 18 (Fri.): Nashville: NCD dance - TBA with Creede Band

    Dec. 19 (Sat.): NACDS NO Dance Happy holiday season!

    Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Brasstown, NC: Winter Dance Week, 1-800-FOLK-SCH;

    Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Berea, KY: Christmas Country Dance School. (606) 986-9341x5565;

    Dec. 27-Jan. 1: Florida Rhapsody: A New Year's Dance Escape, near Orlando; Contact: Seth Tepfer at 1-800-443-8908 (ext.1584) or

    Jan. 22-24: Gulfport, FL (near Tampa): 4th Annual Florida Snow Ball; with Lisa Greenleaf, Nightingale, Cis Hinkle and Reckless Abandon Info: 813-823-2725 or -

    Feb. 12-14 Knoxville Country Dancer's 25th Dance Weekend - Erik Hoffman with Contra Bandits.

  • To get your dances on the schedule, email us with the particulars by the 20th of the month. - Doug and Bryan

    Join us -- or renew your membership (check your mailing label's date) -- by sending $8 (payable to me, please!) to the address below. You'll receive this monthly newsletter, and you and each of your family members will receive a one-dollar discount on admission to each of our regular dances.
    H. Douglas Roth 203 Utica Place #3 Huntsville, AL 35806