January 12 & 13, 2024
Mark January 12th and 13th on your calendar for the 36th Ralph Page Dance Event! The 2024 RPDE will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester (where the monthly Worcester dance takes place).
This year we will begin on Friday January 12th, an evening with Tod Whittemore calling to the music of the Sugar River Band.
Then on Saturday, January 13th, Lisa Greenleaf and Dudley Laufman will lead us in dance, music and levity with the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, Vince O’Donnell and Sue Hunt providing the music. As always, it will be a grand time (with a Grand March!) with a special tribute to the lifetime achievements of Dudley Laufman and Vince O’Donnell. Watch for details in future emails, the Ralph Page Section on the NEFFA website and on Facebook – Ralph Page Dance Weekend.
Why Worcester? After an extensive search, The Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester met all our criteria (excellent dance and workshop spaces, easy access to major roads) and, most importantly, the Wesley United Methodist Church is enthusiastically embracing the event.
While RPDE may be changing locations, it is still focused on what we do best: preserving our heritage of New England dance and fostering a community of dancers eager to keep these traditions alive.
The Ralph Page Dance Event Committee is still finalizing the event.
Questions? Thoughts? Reach us at: email@example.com. Email to this address goes to Tod Whittemore.
The Ralph Page Dance Committee
Tod Whittemore Chair
Members: Paul Lizotte-program, Don Heinold – Publicity, Sarah & Matt Burke, Sandy Lafleur, Justin Godin, Richard Hart, Andy Taylor-Blenis