American (Colonial through War of 1812)
Alan Winston is the founding caller for the Bay Area English Regency Society (founded in 1985), and leads the dancing at several BAERS balls each year, as well as informal dance parties on the second Friday of most months in Palo Alto. He's branched out from there into leading other community and historical dances (ECD, contra, English ceilidh, Victorian, early American, early California) , and has achieved national recognition as a caller and choreographer. Alan will lead an English country dance at noon Sunday.
James Langdell is leader of the Divertimento Dance Orchestra, a small ensemble that plays for historical dancing. For more than a decade the group has played music at circa 1800 balls held by the Bay Area English Regency Society and an unusually wide variety of costumed dance events held by PEERS. He sings and plays clarinet, recorders, and piano, and received a BA in music from UC Santa Cruz. He has played for English country dancing since 1979 and was an original member of the Sunset Morris Men in Los Angeles and of Berkeley's Ellis Island Old World Folk Band. He has sung in several madrigal groups with his wife, Danine Cozzens. He plays clarinet frequently with David Reffkin's American Ragtime Ensemble. He also is active as a conductor of wind bands, including directing several performances a month by the San Mateo Elks Concert Band.