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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

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Sharon Perry
Band:  The Oxys

Sharon Perry is one of our favorite local callers, with an ever-expanding repertoire of great dances!

The Oxys!, aka the self-described “New Original” Oxymorons. Started in 1992, the band has had various personnel over the years, but tonight will have the starting lineup of Chris DeGolyer, Mark Dumont, Jeff Folkins, and Bob Berch playing tunes in the “new tradition”.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Mary Wesley
Band:  Sassafras Stomp

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

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Nancy Spero
Band:  The Flying Squirrels

Nancy Spero comes to us from Ithaca, with a load of fun dances!

The Flying Squirrels is: Jonathan Watterson on Winds, Paul Morris on Guitar, and David Deacon on Fiddle, a group of young musicians from Syracuse who have a great collection of dance tunes for us!

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Contra Dance

Callers:   Gaye Fifer and Sarah Van Norstrand
Bands:  Great Bear Trio, Food for Thought

Come and dance at the Thanksgiving festival Friday night, all day Saturday and Saturday night!!!

Check the website for details —NOT AT THE REGULAR THURSDAY VENUE!!!!

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