Open Mic Night will be on the SECOND Wednesday of February (the 12th) because on the first Wednesday, 5 Feb, fiddler Brian Lindsay from Seattle will be in Bloomington and will play for our dance with Supertrad.
Visiting Bands and Callers This Month
- Wed 5 Feb – Brian Lindsay from Seattle playing with Supertrad (Sam Bartlett, Eric Schedler). Katie Zukof will call.
- Wed 26 Feb – Snaps for Sinners (Corwin Zekley, Michael Fierro, & Jay Drapes) from Springfield, MO. will play. “Snaps for Sinners is a sassy swing ensemble hellbent on making people dance and have a good time.” David Ernst will call.
- Fifth Saturday Dance 29 Feb – Chicago’s favorite contradance band The Cosmic Otters (Jonathan Whitall, Meg Dedolph, & Eric Schedler) will play. Trevor DeWitt from the Louisville area will call. Local dancers are encouraged to bring a snack to share at the break & after-party.
2020 Family Dance Series The third and final dance in this year’s Family Dance series will be on Saturday 29 Feb. These dances feature simple traditional folk dances (lines, circles, squares, etc) enjoyable for children and adults. The dance will be free, and will be at the Banneker Community Center, 930 W 7th St. Meg Dedolph (from Chicago) of the Cosmic Otters will call.
Mad Robin Romp Will be 10-12 April, 2020, at Camp Gallahue in scenic Brown County. Our caller, Darlene Underwood from Cincinnati, has been called the best contra caller in the Midwest. Our band is SUPERTRAD Trio (Dave Langford from Mass. on fiddle, Sam Bartlett from Indiana on banjo & guitar, and Eric Schedler from Indiana on piano & accordion). Register by 1 April for only $47 for the whole weekend. Registration forms at the dance or online.
Protect the Harmony Gym floor: Clean your shoes. Even a little grit on your shoes damages the dance floor. Harmony has a nice wood floor and has refinished it this summer, so it’s especially important that we don’t damage it with grit on our shoes.
More Info in the February Newsletter.
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