For our fall Weekend Joanna Reiner of Philadelphia will lead the dancing.  She returns to Pittsburgh after a too long absence.  She brings the rigor of her Royal Scottish Country Dance training to the clarity of her teaching.  She previously appeared in Pittsburgh as the Mistress of Ceremonies the 2011 Jane Austen Festival Assembly Ball.

And once again we are overjoyed to have the incomparable Bare Necessities playing for Pitt’s Maggot.  This time we have managed to schedule them for a Fall weekend in an odd to balance their appearance at the biennial Columbus Fall Weekend in even years.  At their last memorable appearance in spring 2016 we had the first sellout in our Pitt’s Maggot history, so be sure to reserve your tickets early.  Announcements will be sent to the CDSSP email list and the English Country Dance list when registration opens.  Bare Necessities has long been the premier English Country Dance Band in the world, and has a discography of 17 invaluable English Dance recordings.  See their website at

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