Patchwork Dancers
Past Performances in 2002
Dec 15 Mon 7:00 - 8:00 Hermitage Christmas Show We performed at the Hermitage retirement home with Jump Start. Hermitage is a Methodist retirement home in Alexandria.
Dec 9 Mon. 6:00 - 9:00 Fairfax Literacy Council This is the annual appreciation and Christmas party for the literacy volunteers. These volunteers provide training in English as a second language. The event was at George Marshal High School near Tyson's Corner. We danced to the music of Jump Start. The event was planed for Dec 5th but was snowed out and postponed to Dec 9th. .
Nov. 17 Sun 3:30 - 5:30 Class Showcase and Party This pizza party included a showcase of Jim's 4 classes and special performances by Heather and Jane and Lynne. Patchwork also demonstrated many of their performance dances. Everyone danced the Haymakers. This was held at Wakefield Park in what is now called the Audrey Moore Recreation Center.
Nov 16 Sat 6:30 - 8:00 Dumfries Juvenile Home This is a juvenile retention center (jail) on 14873 Dumfries road in Dumfries. We performed twice, for the boys and then the girls. We used recorded music from our equipment.
Oct 5 Sat 3:00 - 3:30 Baltimore Rhythm and Drumming Society (BIRDS) Festival was inside and outside St. Johns Church at 27th and St. Paul St. in Baltimore. Festival started on Friday the 4th at 5 and goes through late Saturday. We performed outside on stage with recorded music.
Sep 21 Sat 3:15 - 3:35 Reston Multicultural Fair

This fair is on the Washington Plaza near Lake Anne in Reston. The fair went from 10 to 6. We perform about 20 minutes during the fair with Jump Start. See

Aug 29 Thu 7:00 - 8:00 Tall Oaks Retirement Home

This performance was for a retirement home at the Tall Oaks shopping center in Reston. This is at 12052 North Shore Drive in Reston. We will be performed with Jump Start. .

Aug 25 Sun 3:30 - 5:30 Class Showcase and Pizza Party

My four classes performed along with Patchwork, Jim and Lynne. The four summer classes, which include clogging, tap, Irish step, and jazz. Everyone perform what they have learned this summer, did some did some Ceili dancing and ate pizza. The party was at Audrey Moore Recreation Center in Annandale.

Aug 24 Sat 7:30 - 10:30 Bolivian Party, Virgin de Copa Cabana

We performed as part of the Bolivian celebration of the Virgin, We started the show, and then everyone ate, and then some great Bolivian dancers and band continued on after the food. Celebration was held at the Spring Woods Community Center in Woodbridge.

Aug 13 Tue 10:30 - 12:00 Army National Guard Readiness Center

We performed with the band, Jump Start, at the Center's multicultural fair called Reflections. The Center is at 111 South George Mason Drive, Arlington VA

July 25 Thu 7:30 - 8:30 Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute We performed with the Jump Start band in the Gym of the Institution. The Institution is at 3302 Gallows Road in Falls Church.
June 29 Sat 5:15 - 6:00 CCE Irish Festival We performed with Jump Start on the Pavillion Stage in Van Dyke Park. Seveal students joined us in this performance.
June 23 Sun 3:30 - 5:30 Class Showcase and Party This pizza party included a showcase of Jim's 6 classes and solo performances by Marisa, Bill, Barbara Marsha and Lynne. Patchwork also demonstrated some of their performance dances. This was held at Wakefield Park in what is now called the Audrey Moore Recreation Center.
June 15 Sat 7:30 - 10:00 Clogging Extravaganza This free show displayed the variety of clogging, starting with Old Dominion, then Patchwork with the band Jump Start, and then Happy Feet. This event was held at Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington.
June 9 Sun

3:30 - 4:15 Potomac Celtic Festival, Dance Stage with Rakes and Roses

12:30 - 1:00 Potomac Celtic Festival, Children's Stage

Show was on the dance stage with Rakes and Roses, included several of my Irish dance students.
We will also be on the children's stage at 12:30 with tapes and CDs.
May 18 Sat 10:15 - 4:00 Hanover Celtic Festival near Kings Dominion. Two half hour shows were planned but festival was delayed till noon because all the tents blew down and some were broken in the overnight thunderstorms. We planned to dance with the Killutagh band but in the confusion over the changes in schedule we pulled staples out of the stage, borrowed sound equipment and danced to our CDs.
May 11 Sat 6:30 - 8:00 Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Jump Start Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 8922 Little River Turnpike in Annandale.
Dancing started at 6:30, we performed for one hour and taught a little clogging and did the Haymakers jig. This was a mother/daughter banquet, which cost, $7 for adults and $5 for children.
May 4 Sat 11:00 - 11:30 Wakefield Recreation Center Renaming to Audrey Moore Center. The festivities went from 11 until 4 and include our dancing, jazz, food and refreshments. The Renaming ceremony was at 2. This was held on an outside stage.
April 28 Sun 7:00 - 9:00 Fairfax, Spotlight on the Arts. Performance was at the Fairfax High School auditorium in Fairfax City. Show started at 7 with the Turkish Folk Group Nefes, then to the clogging group Happy Feet, then to DC Turkish Folk dance group, and then to Patchwork with the band Jump Start.
April 27 Sat 10:15 - 11:15 Southern Maryland Celtic Festival Performance was at the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum 10515 Mackall Road in St. Leonard Maryland Patchwork performed with Rakes and Roses. For festival information go the web page at
Mar 24 Sun 3:00p - 5:00p Class showcase Party Party includes performances from Jim's 6 classes and from Patchwork and solos by Marisa and Jody
Mar 20 Wed 1:00-2:00 Little River Glen Retirement Home Little River Glen Retirement Home, Ollie and Little River
Mar 14 Thu 11:30-12:30 Ft Myer, Foreign Officer Wife's Club
Mar 2 Sat 6:30p - 9:00p Chili Cook off Fairfax Unitarian Church 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA. Church phone 703-281-4230 We performed with the Jump Start Band. And, Jim and Barbara's Irish students also performed with us. Finished with some group dances for everyone.
Feb 2 Sat 3:00 - 4:00 PM Follore Society mini festival. Folk Festival mini-festival at Takoma Park Middle School with Jump Start
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