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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Margaret Mathews
Band:  Wild Root String Band

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller: Eric Rounds
Band: Montage

What could be better than dancing to live music from our Gallic friends? Montage is Tom Santarsiero, Rachel Bell, and Jane Knoeck; always fun and delightful. Eric Rounds brings decades of experience to Contra for a great teaching style. Come on out and join us.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Chuck Abell
Band:  Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand  Casey Murray and the Kanack School Band

Chuck Abell will call for us this evening, and Casey Murray with the Kanack School Band will fill in for a very ill Andrew VanNorstrand. Bob Berch who is doing sound may also join in on fiddle. If you would like to bring an instrument and sit in for a set or two, do so! Otherwise, come and dance in preparation for Flurry!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Margaret Mathews
Band:  Esteemed Clams

An Old Time Night of Fun with Margaret Mathews and Esteemed Clams, all Local Talent!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Rachel McCandliss
Band: Hard Chord Harmonies

Rachel McCandliss is a rising contra dance caller, based in Atlanta, and we get to experience her energy and enthusiasm in Rochester tonight.  And, young local musicians with a traditional New England sound drive the fun:

Audrey Potter on fiddle
Clare Fraser on fiddle
Liza Sommers on fiddle
And Casey Murray cello and guitar

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Pamela Goddard
Band:  Crooked Sixpence

Tonight the caller and band come to us from Ithaca!

Pamela has a melodious voice that will guide us through the dances.

Crooked Sixpence is Kathy Selby on Fiddle, Gordon Bonnet on Flute and John Wobus on Piano

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald
Band:  Over and Under

Our Youngest Local Caller will guide us through the evening, to the music of one of our longest running Contra bands!

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Eric Rounds and Mark Henry

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

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Contra Dance

Caller:   The Rochester Callers’ Collective
Band:  Happy Endings!

Come to the FirstNight dance on January 1 to start to fulfill those pesky New Year Resolutions for more exercise and more fun!  Jane Knoeck, Eileen Nicholson, and Rachel Bell will provide most excellent music and our local Callers’ Collective will call fun dances.

Please note: starting 1/1/15, admission prices increase (because our costs have gone up).  We appreciate your understanding.

  • General admission: $9
  • Members & students: $8
  • Youth under 17 (accompanied by a responsible adult): $2

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - Contra Dance

NO Dance

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