Dances 2013

Cajun Dance

  • Cajun Dance, with Ganey Arsement and Friends - Get your two-step on with the infectious sounds of Ganey Arsement and Friends. You won’t be able to keep your feet still!         Saturday, November 2nd, 9:45pm-11:00pm Landmark Hotel Ballroom Wristband or cover
  • Contra Dance with Yellow Jacket Stringband and Jonathan Sivier - The Yellow Jacket String Band is Claire Johnson, Kate Fritz and Tom Turino and their infectious string band music can be found at lively contra dances throughout the Midwest.       Jonathan Sivier has been leading traditional dances since … Continue reading
  • Dance Try-Its - Yes, you CAN have it all! Spend a delightful hour-and-a-half learning three different dance traditions.   Irish (with Daniel Flora) English and Scandinavian (with Jon and Sue Hanson) International Folk Dance (with the Illini Folk Dance Society)       Saturday, … Continue reading
  • Klezmer (Yiddish) Dance, with the Red Sea Pedestrians - Yiddish dance is Jewish folk dancing that comes to us from Eastern Europe. With the revival of klezmer music – music that gets your feet moving –  there is a corresponding interest in the dances that go with it – … Continue reading
  • Square dance with Richie Stearns and Deborah Hyland - We are delighted to have Richie Stearns and Friends playing this year’s square dance, with calling from one of our favorites, Deborah Hyland. Legendary banjo player Richie Stearns is one of the most influential old-time players of the last 25 … Continue reading
  • Swing Dance Lesson with Paul Kwiat - Learn swing from everyone’s favorite dancing physics professor, Paul Kwiat! Then stick around for the swing dance, with music provided by the Champaign Central High School Jazz Ensemble. Friday, November 1st, 6:00pm-6:45pm (dance 7:00pm-8:00pm) Landmark Hotel Ballroom Wristband
  • Swing Dance, with the Champaign Central High School Jazz Ensemble - The Champaign Central High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Currey since 1997, has been the cornerstone of the Central High School music program, garnering awards and distinctions at almost every festival or competition attended. There are three separate big … Continue reading