The VMC partners with its sister organization, the Roots Music Institute (501c3), to offer "soirees"--participatory music & dance events by local & guest artists in the intimate environments of Board members' and supporters' homes. Often focusing upon the lovely, accessible figures of social English Country Dance and encouraging friendly participation, good conversation, and wonderful food, the Soiree series recreates the elegant ambiance and experience of Jane Austen and the Brontes, Jane Eyre and Mr Darcy. Hosted by Steve & Camille Pits, RMI Board member.
The VMC partners again with the Roots Music Institute (501c3), to offer all-acoustic House Concerts by local & guest artists in the intimate environments of Board members' and supporters. Combining music, dance, food, drink, and good conversation, the House Concerts series keys in to the international network of presenters, touring artists, and fans who prefer the immediacy, interaction, and "family feeling" of the home. Hosted by Janet & Mark Wallace, RMI Board President.