Fandangos! Past

English Country Dance Atlanta

has been producing its annual dance weekend, Fandango!, since 1995.

Below is a list of every year's caller and band.

In addition, there are links to YouTube videos of select dances,

produced by Jim Crawford, local dancer and videographer.

(additional video clips can be found on Jim's page!)

2019 Fandango! --- Caller Joanna Reiner Wilkinson and Band Alchemy (Karen Axelrod, Rachel Bell, and Eric Martin

Weekend Workshops:

"Around the Corner"

This workshop will explore a variety of dances that feature corner figures. We'll explore longways and set dances, a variety of meters, old favorites, as well as recent compositions.

"Going in Circles"

ECD workshops are an opportunity to work on technique - not only new figures, but how to dance them well. This workshop will focus on circles, and how every dancer plays a part in creating satisfying circles in dances. This workshop will also review the more challenging ball dances.

"What's New?"

As a fun end to the weekend, we'll dance new and recent additions to the ECD canon. Requests welcome!

Saturday Evening Program:

The Ragg


Terry's Triad

Jack's Health:


Siege of Limerick:



Plum Thursday:

Leather Lake House

Whately Barn

Ashford Anniversary


Trip To Provence


Other Dances from the Weekend:

The Minor Spaniard:

Hudson Barn:

Plum Thursday:

Whately Barn:

Sapphire Sea:


2018 Fandango! --- Caller Brooke Friendly with Band Roguery (Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Jim Oakden and Shira Kammen )

Saturday Morning Workshop: "Unpublished Impropriety"

Saturday Afternoon Workshop: "Dancing the Whole Dance" (including the following video clips)

The Fine Companion

De Novo

Saturday Evening Ball (including the following video clips)

Marjorie's Sou'wester

Flora and Phaon

A New Leaf

The Chocolate Equation

The Potter's Wheel

2017 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Tom Amesse with band Bare Necessities (Kate Barnes, Mara Shea, Earl Gaddis and Jacqueline Schwab)

Saturday Morning ECD Workshop: The Music Will Tell You What to Do

Saturday Afternoon Workshop: Making Connections

Saturday Evening Ball (dances with links to youtube have an asterisk after the name)

Enfield Wash

Wa' is Me, What Mun I Do?*

Trip to Tunbridge*

Apollo's Hunt*

The Introduction

Mad Robin*

Blue Heron Waltz*



The Fandango*


Dunant House Waltz

Smithy Hill

Good Man of Cambridge

Saturday Afternoon Dances on YouTube:

The Bishop*

Corelli's Maggot*

Mr. Isaac's Maggot*

2016 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Joseph Pimentel with band Goldcrest (Daron Douglas, Paul Oorts & Dave Wiesler)

Saturday Morning ECD Workshop: English Dances from the Goldcrest Collection

Saturday Afternoon Workshop: Advanced English Country Dances

Saturday Evening Ball (dances with links to YouTube have an asterisk after the name)

Mount Hills*

I Care Not for These Ladies*

Spring, The*

Come with Voices Singing*

Mrs. Hill's Dance*

News from Tripoli*

Mary K

We Meet Again

Fandango, The

Rafe's Waltz

Waltham Abbey

Well Done Jack

Dances from the Afternoon Sessions on YouTube:

Winter in Brasstown*

St. Margaret's Hill*

Mile of Smiles*

2015 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Brad Foster with band Foxfire! ...A program chart is available here: Dance List

Saturday Afternoon Workshops:

-- Morning Workshop: The Art of Reconstruction

-- Afternoon Workshop: Modern Treasures

Select Dance Videos:

Saint Margaret's Hill


The Fandango

Shandy Hall

Key to the Cellar

2014 Fandango! ~~~ Caller Joanna Reiner with Music by Bare Necessities

Saturday morning’s workshop will be on maintaining symmetry and shape of the dance through phrasing and creating non-physical connections. Saturday afternoon will be on circles and squares - a look at set dances new and old. Sunday’s workshop will feature dances by Chris Sackett and Brooke Friendly - their dances are designed to be gender neutral and have great music!

Saturday Night "Ball" Videos:

Wa' is Me, What Mun I Do?

Dick's Maggot


Fandango! 2013 ~~~ Caller Bruce Hamilton with Bare Necessities


Jacob Hall's Jig

Easter Morn

Candles in the Dark

Elverton Grove

Hoffedd Miss Hughes

FANDANGO! 2012 ~~~ Caller Joanna Reiner with music by Karen Axelrod, Naomi Morse and Anna Patton

Saturday/Sunday Workshop Program

Saturday: Making it Your Own

Saturday Afternoon: Modern ECD Favorites

Saturday Evening: English Country Dance Ball:

Jack's Health

Hudson Barn

Fast Friends

Hole in the Wall


Dusty Miller


Old Wife Behind the Fire

Mulberry Garden

Physical Snob*

Peace Be With You*


Stepping Stones

Jacque Latin

FANDANGO! 2011 ~~~ Principal Caller Scott Higgs, Special Caller Loretta Holz, Music by Joyful Noise (Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm and Kathy Talvitie)

Loretta Workshop --Dancing Across the Atlantic and Beyond

This workshop will focus on dances from Loretta's book, Dancing Across the Atlantic, and also include new dances which will appear in her next book. Known for their unique story lines and outstanding tunes, Loretta's dances are carefully crafted to flow well so they are accessible to new dancers and fun for experienced dancers. In Set & Turn Single Val MacFarlane said " Her dances are always interesting and distinctive but not too challenging so dancers can enjoy varying the steps and have fun interacting with one another (after all this is social dancing!)" Loretta specializes in using tunes by contemporary American composers including Jonathan Jensen and Charlene Thomson. During this workshop you will enjoy their wonderful tunes and discover just how much fun English Country Dancing can be!

Dances from the Weekend

FRIDAY EVENING: La Gavre, Yellow Stockings. Contras: Sligo Advocate; Appetizer; Frederick Contra; Pedal Pushers; Heartbeat Contra; Valley Flourish; Contra Cordions; Blackbird in the Night

SATURDAY MORNING: Dancing Wife; Heather Towers; From Inverness; Wa is Me; After Dinner Maggot; Hazelfern Place; Hudson Barn; Winter Solstice; Homecoming

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Mendocino Redwood; Astonished Archaeologist; Minor Spaniard; Autumn in Amherst; Mr Ganiford's Maggot; Dusty Miller; Impropriety; Sally in our Alley; Jack's Health

SATURDAY EVENING: Christina; Lilliburlero; Turning By Threes; Sun Assembly; Jacob Hall's Jig; Elizabeth; Kelsterne Gardens; Elverton Grove; Bar a Bar; Leslie's Valentine; Key to the Cellar; Alice; Ashford Anniversary; Barbarini's Tambourine

SUNDAY MORNING: Take a Dance; Leather Lake House; Margaret's Waltz; Good Man of Cambridge; Easter Tuesday; Hambletons Round O; Physical Snob; Easter Morn; Fandango; Jaque Lat


Leading Man; Thanks to Mr Playford; The Belle of the Ball; Fickle; A Southern Gentleman; Autumn Tapestry; Candles in the Dark

FANDANGO! 2010 ~~~ Caller Gene Murrow with Music by A Joyful Noise!


Dance Weekend Overview

Bloomsbury Market 1703

Farewell Dance Selections

Red and All Red

Leah's Waltz

Saturday Workshops

"Remembering Fried Herman"

A survey of some of Fried's best dances, from the early publications in the 1970's through late masterpieces like "In the Sere," with elucidation of Fried's particular preferences in movement, music, and pedagogy. For over 40 years, Fried and Gene had periods of close agreement and collaboration as well as sharp disagreements, all of which helped shape Fried's legacy of teaching, recordings, and dances, and informed Gene's appreciation of her work in context.

"Nat'l. Kynaston and a Person of Quality"

Thousands of English country dances were published in the 17th and 18th centuries by John Playford, his successors, and competitors. With very few exceptions, none of the tunes or figures was attributed to the composer or choreographer. A major exception was Nathaniel Kynaston, to whom John Walsh devoted several editions of his annual collections of country dances from 1711 to 1718. Kynaston, in turn, promoted the dances of an anonymous contemporary, identified only as "a person of quality" in Walsh's collections. Both exhibit a distinctive "voice" in their creations and in the reconstructions by Tom Cook and Andrew Shaw that have made both popular.

Saturday Evening Dance Party

(Choreographers and composers of contemporary dances are indicated in parenthesis. Other dances are from the 17th and 18th centuries, though in many cases reconstructed by modern dancing masters.)

First Set: Cockle Shells, Delia, The Tuneful Nightingale, Autumn in Amherst, Pat's Tradition, Sally in our Alley, Chocolate Equation, Heartland, Old Wife Behind the Fire

Second Set: Hazelfern Place, Bloomsberry Market, Fandango, Michael and All Angels, Red and All Red, Hambleton's Round O, When Laura Smiles

Extras and/or Sunday Morning

Bar A Bar, Far Away (G. Roodman), Handel With Care (G. Roodman), Hudson Barn (Schwab/Hammond), Muriel's Measure (C. Hume), Turn of the Tide (R. Coxall), Walpole Cottage (P. Shaw), Braes of Dornoch, Fenterlarick (J. Walker), Smithy Hill (T. Cook), Elizabeth (C. Hume), Miss deJersey's Memorial (P. Shaw), Indian Princess (C. Hume)

FANDANGO -- ALL YEARS PAST (Callers and Musicians)

1995 Brad Foster with Jacqueline Schwab, Daron Douglas & Earl Gaddis

1996 Brad Foster “

1997 Bruce Hamilton “

1998 Scott Higgs “

1999 Gene Murrow “

2000 Gene Murrow “

2001 Susan Kevra “ + Russ Barenberg

2002 Gene Murrow “

2003 Scott Higgs “

2004 Gene Murrow “

2005 Brad Foster “

2006 Robin Hayden “

2007 David Millstone “

2008 Michael Cicone “

2009 David Millstone “

2010 Gene Murrow A Joyful Noise

2011 Scott Higgs A Joyful Noise

2012 Joanna Reiner with Karen Axelrod, Naomi Morse & Anna Patton

2013 Bruce Hamilton with Bare Necessities

2014 Joanna Reiner with Bare Necessities

2015 Brad Foster with Foxfire

2016 Joseph Pimentel with Goldcrest