2nd Mondays at 7:30 - Los Altos United Methodist Church
The woodshed series lets callers (or would-be callers) and musicians (or would-be musicians) try out new (or new-to-them) material. Callers present dances - typically English or contra - and ask the dancers for feedback on particular or general points. When not calling, they also dance. In addition to some experienced dance musicians, the band is open (best for players who can sight-read or learn by ear quickly and play up to dance tempo). BACDS donates the rental expense because this serves a valuable function, so everybody gets in free. This is a working session, and dance geeks enjoy it very much. There's a high proportion of discussion and experimenting to try things different ways. This is a great opportunity to see works-in-progress and influence old and new dance (re)creations.