Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: David Eisenstadter
Jane Knoeck on keyboards, Rachel Bell on accordion, and Tom Santarsiero on guitar, mandolin and banjo. This trio of amazing musicians plays music with a sophisticated French accent: wacky, unconventional, quirky and energetic, their music is always fun and danceable. We welcome back David Eisenstadtler who called for us in July. We truly enjoyed his dances and can’t wait to hear what he brings us this month.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Rochester Caller’s Collective
Come celebrate Peggy’s Birthday with us!
Tempest featuring swinging guitar by Chuck Abell and high-energy fiddling by Tim Ball. The callers (Sharon Perry, Chuck Abell, Margaret Mathews, Maxine McDonald, and Bob Fabinski) are a local group of callers who meet regularly in the Dempsey living room to try out new dances and practice calling skills. And tonight, which just happens to be Peggy Dempsey’s birthday, is the perfect evening to celebrate birthdays, dancing, calling, dynamic musicians, and our great community. Don’t miss this dance!
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Margaret Mathews
Band: The Esteemed Clams
A perfect match with music and caller tonight. While some callers get caught up in trance-like old time music, Margaret knows and plays the tunes herself, and will call great dances that are perfect for the music. The Esteemed Clams play lively old-time music with Kathy Vandemortel on fiddle, Stephen Bland on banjo and Fred Filbrich on bass.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Joyce Rossbach
Band: Eileen Nicholson and Eric Anderson
Joyce is visiting after a long absence from Rochester. You might remember her great repertoire of fun dances, her southern wit, and her buoyant style. After working as Director of the Augusta Heritage Center for 5 years, she’ll bring fun and surprises to our hall. A classic combination of traditional music provided by Eileen Nicholson, a fantastic fiddler from Syracuse, and Eric Anderson, an amazing piano player from Seattle.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Maxine McDonald
Band: A Wonderful Band playing live music in our hall
What could be better than dancing to live music? Come on out and join us.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: Bob Nicholson
We dance every Thursday; you’ll always have a good time at the Contra Dance!
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Contra Dance
Caller: A Fine Caller
Band: Over and Under
What could be better than dancing to live music? Come on out and join us.View Previous Events From This Category
UPCOMING English DANCES
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - English Dance
Caller: Richard Sauvain
Band: Buckingham Palace Players
One of our newest musical ensembles, led by Dick Bolt, and rich with instruments (2 violins, cello, oboe & piano). We’ll be doing mostly dances that are old favorites.
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - English Dance
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: New Configuration
Molly Jaynes, Silvia Sorensen, Chris DeGolyer and Roger Cass making the music, with a very popular caller. Pre-dance mini lesson at 6:10.