We thank Seth Tepfer, popular contra caller and Florida Rhapsody producer, for producing this Richard Powers waltz weekend for Split Tree waltzers.   He needs volunteers so please email offers to assist at Seth.  Or call him at the number below.

Bulletin:  Single dance/workshops available at $5/hour plus food cost.
Space is available and registration will not close so email Seth now to register.

From Richard Powers  (see weekend schedule below):
Many of you have been asking what dances we will be teaching at this year's Split Tree Waltz Weekend, noting that it is called "New and Traditional Traveling Dances" this year.  We will be playing with other couple dances which travel, beyond the waltz.  These will include:  
Freestyle Mazurka - the ultimate traveling dance
     Swing Era Foxtrot and Quickstep (this covers a lot of ground as well)   
           The original Argentine Tango, much of which remains in today's version.  
                  Ragtime One-Step and sleazy blues 
                          and other couples dancing, including WALTZING of course.
So you can think of it as Waltz Weekend and beyond.


Join us at Split Tree's premier CD release party late Friday night for dancing to "the split tree recordings:  the waltzes, " produced by Walter Parks.  "Lovely music," says Richard Powers of Split Tree's first CD, a varied collection of mostly live with many original waltzes heard and danced to at Split Tree in 1999.  Buy it at Split Tree's newly opened web store.

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     Richard Powers' Waltz Weekend

Friday April 28 through Sunday April 30, 2000

New and Traditional Traveling Dances

led by Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas from Stanford University

with dancing Saturday evening to the music of

Walter Parks and the Sparks
at the Split Tree Farm Pavilion Studio
in the northwest Georgia mountains two hours north of Atlanta near Chattanooga

 Total immersion in waltzing and other dances in which you can turn, travel and fly with a partner in your arms.

Freestyle Mazurka - the ultimate traveling dance

       Swing Era Foxtrot and Quickstep

            The original Argentine Tango, much of which remains in today's version. 


                       Ragtime One-Step and sleazy blues

    and other couples dancing, including WALTZING of course.
         So you can think of it as Waltz Weekend and beyond.

emphasizing partnering for improvisation
  classes for both advanced and beginning dancers


Friday Night Schedule
STF open at noon for early arrivals
7-8 Registration

8-9:30 Playing with Cross-step Waltz
9:30-11 "the waltzes" CD release party & dancing

Tentative Saturday Teaching Schedule
8-9 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Royal Boston Waltz
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-11:30 Freestyle Mazurka
11:30-12:30 Original Argentine Tango (advanced class, beg lunch)
12:30-1:30 Waltz Basics (beginners class, adv lunch)
1:30-2:30 Swing-Era Foxtrot and quickstep
2:39-3:15 Samba
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Ragtime One-Step and sleazy blues
6-7 Dinner
 8-11 Waltz Ball with Walter Parks and the Sparks
late couples dancing

 Sunday Teaching Schedule
9-10 Breakfast Buffet
10 am -1pm Deeper States of Waltzing
1 pm Light Lunch, Hugs and Serious Porching

LOCATION:  Split Tree Farm is located 20 miles south of Chattanooga, TN and 100 miles NW of Atlanta in the NW Georgia mountains.   Click on map page.

COST: $55 before Apr. 14; $65 after; no refunds after Apr 21.  Call for availability of single dance tickets.

FOOD/ON-CAMPUS SHELTER (optional): $25 (no single meals).

LODGING:   See housing page for info on motel/BnBs and other nearby housing.    There is no charge for tent or RV camping on Split Tree's 200 acres of woods and pasture in the NW Georgia mountains.  There are 16 beds and couches available by earliest registration date in the house along with house/studio floor space and also shelter in a large barn--you need only your warm sleeping bag, air mattress, and pillow.   Bring usual camping supplies: pillow, sleeping bag or bedding, air mattress, towel and soap, swimsuit for hot tub, etc. We have a few tents and sleeping bags to loan for a modest donation to our dance gypsy fund.

FOOD:   For Friday night, bring your picnic or contribute a $3 donation to the Split Tree Cafe's fresh bread and hot soup fund.   For $25, five tasty vegetarian meals will be served in the Split Tree cafe by volunteers.  Several work exchange dancers are needed for food preparation, serving and clean-up; call the registration office at number below...or send email.

GENERAL: Gender balanced by paired registration.  Come with or without a partner.  Must wear clean non-street, non-marking, soft-sole shoes for dancing.  No child care facilities.  No pets or alcohol allowed.  Avoid strong perfumes.  Smoking is discouraged and is only allowed away from all buildings.  General admissions policy.

INFORMATION:  Email Seth Tepfer or call him at 770/784-8487.    Waltz weekend email and registration address: ww2000@splittree.org.  Click here for Full information and photo of  studio, maps.

REGISTRATION:  Electronic or fax registration is allowed but this form must be mailed with a check within seven days after registering to hold a space.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 100 persons.  Send check payable to: Split Tree Farm/WW2000, 2103 N. Decatur Road, #339, Decatur, GA 30033..


Name (s)_________________________________ Address___________________________

City______________________ State_______ Zip Code____________

Email address____________________________

Day phone ________________________Evening phone____________________________

#___dancers at $ 55 ($65 after 4/14) each = ____$_________      #____meal tickets at $25 each=$______ 

# __ CDs:  "the split tree recordings:  the waltzes"  @ $10 each =  $______

Grand total: $___________.   No refunds after April 21.

Shelter plans:   House/studio floor space____________ Barn space__________ (A mattress of wood shavings)     Pasture tenting________  Bed______ (limited)   Motel/BnB_____________ Other?______________

FLIGHT INFO:  Nearest public airport is Chattanooga (45 minutes); Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville airports are about 2-3 hours and usually some rides can be found with the help of dancers in nearby cities.

Questions about and suggestions for the dance program (schedule TBA below) can be directed to Prof. Powers at:    vintage@leland.stanford.edu     Web link: http://dance.stanford.edu

FUTURE ANNOUNCED EVENTS:  Richard Powers' Old Vienna Ball and Waltz Weekend, now changed from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3-5 with Footloose playing, subject to confirmation..    Return to main page for other events list.

Schedule (above) of Waltz Weekend Apr 28-30--to be announced at the weekend

All are invited to a Dutch treat Sunday dinner 5 p.m. at the excellent Canyon Grill up on Lookout Mountain; or clean up the leftovers.   Let us know in advance if you're staying over Sunday night.   Volunteers needed for clean-up chores.

Sunday afternoon at the farm--guests are encouraged to enjoy informal dancing in the studio, relax sore muscles in the hot tub, walk in the rolling pastures and woods or just settle into serious porching on the decks.  Sunday night lodging is available; donations of work or dollars welcomed. For those staying over until Monday,  we can go out to dinner at the excellent Lookout Mountain restaurant, Canyon Grill, where Portobello mushrooms have become the yuppie rage locally.  Or go to LaFayette's Twin Pizza Inn for a very fine Greek pizza.  BYOB and $. Or whatever...following some serious porching and clean-up.  Weekend post-mortems discouraged.  The studio is always open for practice dancing; bring your favorite tapes, CDs or instruments.

Facilities:  Split Tree Farm is located on a high ridge in the center of 200 acres in historic, rural McLemore Cove and has a panoramic view of  Lookout and Pigeon mountains.  It has a new floating hardwood floor in a 60x36-foot glass-enclosed and heated dance studio pavilion with north and south decks and picnic tables. It is attached to a large house with fireplace, hot tub, kitchens and three private baths with a European continuous hot water system.  The land has been in Sid Hetzler's family for several generations.  The facility was designed for the participatory arts, especially movement and other performing arts.  A few photos are available from the main web page index at the photo page link.

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