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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Melanie Axel-Lute
Band:  Gotham Gals

Melanie will bring interesting programming, clear teaching, & enthusiasm that shines through and makes dancing fun. The Gals play regularly in the New York Metro area, and tour beyond.  Let’s give them a great Rochester welcome.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Casey Carr
Band:  Jane Knoeck and Eileen Nicholson

Casey Carr is driving up from Ithaca to call for us tonight.  Jane Knoeck and Eileen Nicholson pair Keyboard with Fiddle for our dancing pleasure.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Joyce Rossbach
Band:  Happy Endings

Yipee! Joyce is back in town, with her collection of fun dances and that charming Southern drawl. She will call to the music of Happy Endings. Rachel Bell (accordion) and Eileen Nicholson (fiddle) make a fabulous duo, as we know from several previous successful dances. Come shake off those winter blahs with dancing and socializing.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Barefoot

Calling tonight is a favorite from Syracuse, Bob Nicholson.

Barefoot is Ed Howe (fantastic fiddler of Perpetual e-Motion fame) and Jamie Oshima on guitar.  A new combination of talented, touring musicians.    This will be fun! Here are some more links to performances by these talented musicians:

Jamie is the Guitarist in this waltz:
This one has Ed laying down a loop on his electric violin:

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Eric Rounds
Band:  Geneseo String Band

For more years than I can remember, we have had the Geneseo String Band, led by Jim Kimball, play for us at the end of their spring semester. Don’t miss an opportunity to dance to this full String Band!

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Sarah VanNorstrand
Band:  Seaglass

ALTERNATE SITE:  HARMONY HOUSE, 58 E. Main Street in WEBSTER. We resume our regular Start Time: 7:30 PM.  Sarah is one of our favorite callers with a delightful stage presence, clear teaching, and well-chosen dances.  Seaglass is the dynamic combination of Andrew VanNorstrand on guitar, Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, and Rachel Bell on accordion.   Outstanding music and calling tonight, taking place in an old grange hall.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Fabinski
Band:  Confluence

Lenten Start Time: 8:00 PM.  Come hear Nadine Dyskant and her mom Barbara Dyskant play as a duo.  Nadine is a skillful and imaginative flutist and Barb brings her own jazzy style to the keyboard–a confluence of wonderful music.  Bob, a long-time dancer and a dedicated CDR volunteer will call some of his favorite dances.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Chuck Abell
Band: Eileen Nicholson, Jane Knoeck and Tom Santarsiero

Lenten Start Time: 8:00 PM. Three great musicians will bring us rollicking dance music tonight!  Vibrant fiddling by Eileen, dynamic accordion and keyboards by Jane, and energetic mandolin by Tom.  Calling by a regional favorite, Chuck Abell.  A good night to come on out to the dance.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald
Band:  Eric Rounds, Mark Henry, and Brian Williams

Lenten Start Time: 8:00 PM. Wonderful local talent on stage tonight!  Maxine brings her youthful exuberance to the stage, always choosing dances that are high-spirited fun.  Energetic and delightful old and new tunes will be performed by Eric, Mark and Brian.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Katy Heine
Band:  Tempest

Lenten Start Time: 8:00 PM.  Katy Heine is much admired for her clear teaching, spot-on calling, well-chosen dances, and friendly demeanor.  We were delighted that she was on stage at our recent Thanksgiving Dance Festival and happy whenever she can make the trek from Ithaca to call one of our regular dances.  The band tonight is Tempest:  fabulous high-energy music with Chuck Abell on guitar, Tim Ball on fiddle,  Harry Aceto on bass, and Eric Metzinger on drums.  Wow!

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