Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers: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!!! ALSO, if you (or someone you know) are unable to dance but would enjoy the wonderful music and socializing with friends, we'll set up "hobby area" with tables and lamps in the adjoining space - bring games, your knitting, a puzzle - and come in for half-price. 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. http://www.indigo-logix.com/jack/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"! www.stringraysmusic.com Ace caller Frannie Marr brings some California sunshine our way.Feb 12-"Countercurrent" (Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay – transplanted from Ohio – fiddle, accordion & guitar) http://www.gallimaufrymusic.com; Lindsey Dono callerFeb 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) www.sassafrasstomp.com ; Rachel Wallace (Chicago) caller www.rachelcallscontras.comMar 5-"Buddy System" (Noah VanNordstrand & Julie Vallimont - NY & MA ) fiddle, piano, feet, mouth harp; Will Mentor (VT) callerMar 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 callerMar 26-"Les Trois Capitains" (Devon Leger, Clyde Curley, Eric Schlorff- fiddles, accordion, guitar, harmonica, feet); Carol Piening callerApr 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); Suzanne Girardot callerApr 30-"Bulldog Dan" (Armin Barnett & friends); Kathy Anderson (Ohio) callerMay 7-"The Syncopaths" (Ryan McKasson, Jeff Spero, Ashley Broder, Christa Burch – CA & WA - fiddle, mandolin, piano, bodhran) http://www.syncopaths.comMay 14-"Chassez" (Vivian & Phil Williams, Terry Wergeland) fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano; May 21-"The Fixations" (Laurie Andres, Cathie Whitesides, Sandy Bradley - accordion, fiddle, guitar, piano);
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.