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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Chuck Abell
Band:  Ginger Majority and Tim Ball

Tim Ball is in town this week as director of the Fiddle Camp at the Kanack School of Music.  He adds his own dynamic fiddling and guitar playing to that of  the accomplished young musicians of Ginger Majority.  Youthful exuberance on stage and on the dance floor tonight!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Katy Heine
Band:  New Brew

What could be better than dancing to live music?  Come on out and join us.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Casey Carr
Band:  Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand

The talented VanNorstrand brothers will be playing, and Casey Carr will be calling contras and a Grid Square!

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - CDR Combo Dance

Caller:  Pamela Goddard
Band:  Molly Jaynes, Mark Dumont & Chris DeGolyer

Another CDR-wide combo dance — a mix of easy, accessible contras and English dances,  perfect for introducing both genres to both regular dancers and to newcomers who would like to sample all the kinds of dancing that CDR sponsors.  This fun (and FREE!) event is at the First Baptist Church.  Enjoy conversation during a potluck lunch at 12:30 PM, followed by dancing from 1:30 – 4:30.  Invite a friend!

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Nancy Spero
Band:  Tempest

A hot dance tonight with Nancy Spero from Ithaca calling and the amazing music of Tempest:  Tim Ball on fiddle, Chuck Abell on guitar, and Harry Aceto on bass.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Knives and Forks

Bob Nicholson has a well-deserved reputation for great teaching, just-the-right-amount calling, and a memorized collection of dances. Music provided by Colleen Liggett on fiddle, John Kerr on mandolin and Meg Grindrod on piano.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Rich Sbardella
Band:  New Brew

Three of our favorite musicians will be on stage tonight:  Eileen Kalfass on fiddle, Jane Knoeck on accordion and keyboard, and Tom Santarsiero on mandolin.  Our caller is a travelling caller of long experience; Rich Sbardella is from New England and currently serves as the chairman of NECCA, the New England Council of Callers Association.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Fabinski
Band:  Arugula

Bob Fabinski, one of our growing cadre of local callers, brings a dancer’s sensibility to a program of fun dances for the evening.  Arugula is Mike Hoeschele on fiddle, Silvia Sorensen on flute, Mark Henry on keyboard, and Fred Filbrich on bass.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald
Band:  Open Band

Maxine is a young local caller with remarkable skill at prompting during the dance. The open band plays great music & will be anchored by Mike Hoeschel (fiddle), Mark Henry (keyboard),& Fred Filbrich (bass). Come join the dance, or bring your instrument & join the band, or BOTH. Check the tune list for the Open Band if you want to practice before you play. Musicians get in free.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Margaret Mathews
Band:  Blue Dance

Blue Dance is a danceable swing/R&B/blues band that plays gotta-get-out-on the-floor-and-dance music!  Led by Chuck Abell.  Margaret Mathews is a dance caller known up and down the coast for her great smile, clear teaching, and well-chosen dances.

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