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Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance

Every Thursday at
Lake City Community Center

12531 - 28th Ave NE

8:00pm till 11:00pm,
Free introductory "dance skills" workshop every week at 7:30pm
Admission $10 (students & seniors $8, kids & first-time contradancers free).

Please respect the health needs of many dancers and come fragrance-free.
For more information call 206-525-0932.

Schedule of bands and callers:

Dec 11-"The Euphemists" (Alan Snyder, Dave Goldman, Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesemer, Jerry Nelson - Portland, OR - fiddle, keyboard, sax, clarinet, trombone, flute, whistle, guitar, percussion) cooks up a delicious mix of hearty fiddle tunes spiced with tasty horn riffs. Graceful caller Susan Petrick (CA) serves it up just right!

Dec 18-Eileen Nicholson (Syracuse NY) & Rachel Bell (Shinglehouse PA) cavort merrily on fiddle & accordion, with our own Eric Anderson conjuring up irresistable piano rhythms! Caller Bob Nicholson (Syracuse NY) keeps us stepping lively.

Dec 25-Treat yourself to a SPECIAL HOLIDAY DANCE with the full, sparkling sound of "Monday Night Live" (Sande Gillette & Alan Roberts' dynamic jam band) and caller extraordinaire David Kaynor (Montague, MA).   It's an OPEN BAND night - you're invited to bring your instruments & play along! Cheers!!!

Jan 1, 2015- No dance – Happy New Year!

Jan 8-Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, & Ariana Nelson (fiddle, piano, cello) weave a beautiful blanket of original and traditional melodies to warm a wintry night of hearty dancing! Experienced caller Jack Mitchell (Durham, NC) makes his Pacific NW debut.

Jan 15-Lee Anne Welch (SF,CA) & Eric Anderson (Seattle) – fiddle & piano - this dynamic duo will put a grin on your face and a spring in your step! Endearing caller Linnaea Chapman treats us to a fine selection of dances.

Jan 22-Go for a rollicking ride on the high seas of contradance adventure with "The Rhythm Rollers" (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB Reid on fiddle, accordion, guitar, & banjo-guitar). Portland caller Gordy Euler is our trusty navigator!

Jan 29-Our pals Sean Bolton, Melissa Coffey, & Doug Plummer (fiddle, flute, whistle, sax, & piano) bring their exuberant music from living-room-house-parties to the dance hall! LauraMe' Smith calls great dances with style and grace.

Feb 5-Superstar band "Stringrays" (Rodney Miller, Sam Bartlett, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, & Mark Hellenberg on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass & percussion) lights up the town with "improvisational string music, from the raucous to the sublime"!   Ace caller Frannie Marr brings some California sunshine our way.

Feb 12-"Countercurrent" (Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay – transplanted from Ohio – fiddle, accordion & guitar); Lindsey Dono caller

Feb 19-"Making Time" (Susan Burke, Terry Wergeland, Joe Micheals - fiddle, piano, guitar, bass); Cindy Holmes caller

Feb 26-"Sassafrass Stomp" (Johanna Davis & Adam Nordell – Maine - fiddle, guitar, foot percussion) ; Rachel Wallace (Chicago) caller

Mar 5-"Buddy System" (Noah VanNordstrand & Julie Vallimont - NY & MA ) fiddle, piano, feet, mouth harp; Will Mentor (VT) caller

Mar 12-10th Annual CONTRA MARATHON - benefit for NW Folklife Festival!

Mar 19-"Kerplunk" - formerly BLT Sandwich - (Betsy Alexander, Laurie Andres, Tony Mates – fiddle, accordion, guitar); Craig Wolfe caller

Mar 26-"Les Trois Capitains" (Devon Leger, Clyde Curley, Eric Schlorff- fiddles, accordion, guitar, harmonica, feet); Carol Piening caller

Apr 2-"BAM!" (Brandon Vance, Anita Anderson, Marni Rachmiel – fiddle, flute, sax, piano); Kelsey Hartman (CA) caller Free admission - dance hosted by Michael Klinger in celebration of his birthday!

Apr 9-"Group du Jour" (Clyde Curley, David Cahn, Bill Meyer, Jerry Gallaher - fiddles, accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, feet); Gaye Fifer (Pittsburgh, PA) caller

Apr 16-"Tinkers Dram" (Brid Nowlan, Howard Good, Cheryl Phillips Adcock, & Jalaine Madura – fiddle, accordion, bass, & guitar); Eric Curl & Clare Woolgrove callers

Apr 23-"The Coffey Party" (Cathie Whitesides, Melissa Coffey, Amy Carroll - fiddle, flute, whistle, sax, piano);

Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.

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Last modified 12/11/14.