First Thursdays, Durham, NH, Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Lamprey River Band, Peter Yarensky & Sarah Mason calling; guest musicians & callers invited. 8:00 – 10:00, 20 Madbury Road, Durham, NH 03824.
Upcoming Dance Dates:April 2 (CANCELLED), May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, and November 5.
Contact: Peter, peter dot yarensky at unh dot edu, https://dance.nhcountrydance.com/lamprey-river-band/.
Map: Click here to download a map to the dance.
Guest Calling: As this is a short dance we generally have no more than two guest callers. Talk to Sarah Mason or Peter Yarensky as early in the dance as you can to get a slot. Please do not try to reserve in advance. (Exceptions may be made in unusual circumstances, e.g. someone travelling a long distance).
Given the current situation the band agreed unanimously that as much as we hate to do it, we should cancel the April dance. Click anywhere in this paragraph for more information as sent out to the email list.
Here is the letter that we sent out to the Durham Dance email list.
I guess by now I barely even need to mention why the Durham dance at the Unitarian Fellowship on Thurs. April 2 is being cancelled. I asked the band what people thought about next month, and the band decided unanimously that as much as we hated to do it, the wise decision seems to be to cancel the dance. It’s hard to say how the course of the virus will go, so we’ll take it a month at a time. So for now we’ll cancel the dance on Thursday April 2, and decide in about a month whether to have the May dance. When we decide I will send an email to this list, as well as to the NH contra Facebook group, DEFFA.org and a few other places. I’ll also list it on my web site at https://dance.nhcountrydance.com/lamprey-river-band/.
I know that some people are skeptical of the need to take such drastic action as cancelling events and closing down schools. If you are one of those people I encourage you to read the following article; I think it does a good job of explaining things: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation. I heard someone in the field comment that if they do a good job at containing something like this, not much happens, there’s not much news about it, and everyone thinks they were making a big deal over nothing. It’s when they fail to contain something that it becomes a big deal. That has already happened in some places; let’s hope this one turns out to be fairly uneventful around here.
Do your part and follow the guidelines, and stay healthy.
Peter Yarensky and the Lamprey River Band