About Set for Spring
While he was living in Houston the first time, Joseph Pimentel travelled to Austin and saw the beautiful grand ballroom of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs building. He insisted that we hold an English Country Dance weekend in "The Fed" in the spring, volunteered to call, and asked his friends in Goldcrest to play. The Austin dance community stepped up to organize the event and the first Set for Spring was held in April 2009.
Set for Spring rotates between the Texas and Oklahoma ECD communities. Each community is relatively small; rotating Set for Spring reduces the work and risk of burnout for the organizers of each group as well as the financial risk.
|April 3-5, 2009||Austin||Goldcrest||Joseph Pimentel|
|March 19-21, 2010||Dallas||Foxfire||Joseph Pimentel|
|March 11-13, 2011||OKC||Childgrove||Sharon Green|
|March 23-25, 2012||Austin||Foxfire||Scott Higgs|
|March 8-10, 2013||Dallas||A Joyful Noise||Gene Murrow|
|March 14-16, 2014||OKC||3rd String Trio||Joanna Reiner|
|March 13-15, 2015||Houston||Goldcrest||Joseph Pimentel|
|March 11-13, 2016||Dallas||Foxfire||Brad Foster|
|March 24-26, 2017||Austin||Persons of Quality||Joanna Reiner Wilkinson|
|March 9-11, 2018||San Antonio||Goldcrest||Joseph Pimentel|
|March 15-17, 2019||OKC||Alchemy||Graham Christian|
|March 13-15, 2020||Houston||TBD||TBD|
Dance and Tune
For the 2015 event in Houston, Joseph wrote a celebratory dance to a tune by Dave Weisler, both called Set for Spring. Instructions for the dance with teaching notes and background information and a PDF of Dave's tune can be found on Joseph's website.
Dave made a "solo piano, quick-and-dirty with no editing" recording of the tune that he's graciously allowed to be distributed for those groups needing to dance to recorded music: Set for Spring tune.
A video of the inaugural dancing can be found here on YouTube.
Page last updated December 3, 2018.