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Caller: Katy Heine
Katy Heine comes to us from Ithaca and always brings with her fun dances. Her calling style is relaxed and affirming–perfect for both experienced and new dancers.
Joining Katy on stage will be the magical music of Montage with Rachel Bell on accordion, Jane Knoeck on keyboard, and Tom Santarsiero on percussion and strings.
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: Geneseo String Band with Jim Kimball
We’re always happy to see Bob Nicholson from Syracuse on our stage. He’s a genial, experienced caller who makes sure that all the dancers have a great time. Jim Kimball, a versatile and accomplished musician, has been drawing in musicians for many years, schooling them in the traditions of community dancing. It’s sure to be a fun time at the dance tonight!
Caller: Dan Seppeler
Dan Seppeler brings his considerable calling skills and his love of the dance to our stage tonight. Chris DeGolyer, Molly Janes and Sylvia Sorensen will entertain us with great music!
Caller: Bob Fabinski
Band: Over and Under
For Maundy Thursday, we’ll be dancing at Harmony House, 58 E Main St in Webster.
What could be better than dancing to live music? Over and Under is one of Rochester’s longest running active Contra Dance bands. A wealth of experience underlies playing the tunes that have stood the test of time. Bob Fabinski is one of the growing cadre of fine Rochester callers. He brings a dancer’s sensibility to select great dances for the evening. Come on out and join us.
Caller: Chuck Abell
Local caller and choreographer, Chuck Abell, has been traveling around our region and beyond calling a fun mix of old and new dances. On stage with him will be Montage: Jane Knoeck on piano, Rachel Bell on accordion, and Tom Santarsiero on percussion and strings. The music will be extraordinary as will the dances so be sure to join us.
Caller: Sharon Perry
An exciting night of music and dancing! It’s Tempest’s CD Release and Spring Tour Kickoff Dance. Tempest is Chuck Abell on guitar, Tim Ball on fiddle, and Eric Metzger on drums with special guest musician, Harry Aceto on bass. Join us for Tempest’s last local dance before they prepare to hit the road on April 1 for the first of several Mid-Atlantic tours this spring/summer in support of their new CD, Equilibrium. Visit www.chuckabell.com for music samples and video from our dance!
Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
Seaglass, is the trio of Andrew Van Norstrand on guitar, Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, and Rachel Bell on accordion, and they are AWESOME!!
Sarah VanNorstrand has called dances all around the United States and is great at calling large and small dances!
Grab the closest person to you and come on down to dance!
Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: Continental Drift
Continental Drift is Eileen Nicholson, Eric Anderson and Tom Santarsiero
Caller: Margaret Mathews
Band: Wild Root String Band
What could be better than dancing to live music? Come on out and join us.
Caller: Eric Rounds
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.