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No Thursday Dance…Join us Friday and Saturday for our annual Thanksgiving Dance Festival!
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: The Reasonably Madcap Oxymorons
What could be better than dancing to live music? Come on out and join us.
Caller: Margaret Mathews
Band: Wry Bred
Where better to serve up Wry Bred than in the Flour City! It’s great music, no matter how you slice it. Don’t loaf around! Get off your bun! Rise to the occasion! You knead to go contra dancing. It’s the yeast you can dough! Mustard your strength and wear a flour in your hair! We’ll sandwich in tunes to Margaret’s great dances you’ll kick up your heels and get caraway!
Check out Wry Bred’s video. Hot from the oven!
Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
Band: Over and Under
Sarah VanNorstrand is a fabuluous caller from Syracuse! Come dance exciting and interesting dances. The band is our long-time local favorite, Over and Under. They have a whole new set of dance tunes to mesmerize us with!
Starting this week: with the change to Standard Time, Thursday Night Contras now start at 7:30 pm, and will go to 10:30 pm. Beginner tutorial starts at 7:15 pm.
Caller: Maxine McDonald
Band: Jane Knoeck, Eileen Nicholson and Tom Santarsiero
Maxine is our newest local caller, with lots of interesting dances. Jane on keyboard and accordion, Eileen on fiddle and Tom on percussion and banjo-uke play exciting music with influences from many cultures. Come dance this Pre-Halloween event with us! Costumes will be admired, but are NOT required.
Caller: Sharon Perry
Band: Party of Three
This week we have another Premier Contra Band. Check out their website at po3contradance.com.
The caller is one of our local favorites, Sharon Perry!
Caller: Bob Fabinski
Band: Ginger Majority with Guest Barb Dyskant
This dance will feature local talent that is also part of our Thanksgiving Weekend! Ginger Majority is Clare Fraser, Audrey and Liza, and Casey Murray, with guest keyboard, Barb Dyskant. Hot, hot strings anchored by an accomplished pianist. Bob Fabinski has been collecting fun and interesting dances. You’ll be intrigued with his enjoyable selection.
Caller: Chuck Abell
STEAM! brings power, energy, and fun to contra dances around the country. Balancing drive with uplifting elegance, spontaneous quirkiness, and lush harmonies, this band serves the dancer’s every need with intuitive musicality based on decades of combined experience. Chuck is one of our great local callers.
Caller: Margaret Mathews
Band: Happy Endings
Remember New Years Day when we dance to Happy Endings? Come and fulfill that resolution to dance more often! Margaret Mathews is a local caller who has a great collection of dances, and can expertly pair them with the music! Rachel Bell (Accordion) Eileen Nicholson (fiddle) and Jane Knoeck (Keyboard) are Happy Endings, bringing lilt, energy, and good humor to tunes from New England, Scotland, Quebec, Ireland, and England. Soaring fiddle sounds, richly varied piano backup, and creative accordion textures will keep your feet moving all night.
Caller: Katy Heine
Band: Jane Knoeck, Eileen Nicholson, and Tom Santarsiero
Come dance to the fabulous sounds of these talented musicians: Jane on keyboard and accordion, Eileen on fiddle, and Tom on percussion and banjo-uke. We are pleased to have Katy call for us tonight, and you can get a sample of her style before she calls at the Thanksgiving Weekend!