Category: Dance

Frolicking Last DMW Dance

Last night’s contra dance for Dance Musicians’ Week was a frolicking fling of fun, friendship, and fancy footwork… what a wonderful week! A big thanks to all the instructors, students, and dancers – you could really feel the love and camaraderie in the air last night.

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Andrea Nettleton calls with Gretchen & The F-Holes

Come warm yourself with good dancing and community cheer this Saturday, February 8, from 8-11 pm. Expect a lovely evening of contras, squares, and circle dances to live music by the Gretchen & The F-Holes with calling by Andrea Nettleton.

Andrea Nettleton is a new caller who is making a name for herself at dances throughout the region including Atlanta, Chattanooga and River Falls.

Gretchen and the F Holes are a local group who play regionally as well as for many of our Tuesday night dances. They make good use of our baby grand piano! (F holes refer to the two holes shaped like fancy F’s on the top of a violin.)

*Gretchen Wurth – piano
*Mike Robinson and Margie McDonald – fiddles

Beginners, singles and couples welcome.
Admission: $7.00
Ages 12-18: $4.00
Under 12: $3.00

Upcoming Folk School Classes:

March 21-23, 2014
Clogging with Aubrey Atwater

May 2-4, 2014
English Country Dance Weekend with Gene Murrow & Bob Dalsemer

November 14-16, 2014
Dare to Be Square Weekend with Beth Melaro, Janine Smith and Tom Hinds.  Music by Evening Star (Steve Hickman, John Devine, Claudio Buchwald & Sam Bartlett)

Visit our event page for information about upcoming dances. …

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