Dances 2016

Please see our schedule to find out when all these great things are happening!

  • Contra Dance New Dancer Introduction - Are you new to contra dancing? This brief introduction will be held right before the evening contra dance with Jim Hemphill and Baba Yaga’s Stew. Learn to swing, “give weight,” and do-si-do under the tutelage of encouraging, experienced dancers. See you there!
  • Contra Dance, with Baba Yaga’s Stew and Jim Hemphill - This year’s contra dance features caller Jim Hemphill from Arcadia, Missouri and innovative trio, Baba Yaga’s Stew.  Baba Yaga’s Stew has tunes boiling and bubbling from all over the world! Their music arrangements are custom crafted to spin you down the … Continue reading
  • Dance Try-Its - Yes, you CAN have it all! Spend a delightful hour-and-a-half learning three different dance traditions. Irish dance with Daniel Flora Born to parents in the Foreign Service (Diplomatic Corps), Daniel Flora learned to love Irish dancing while living in Europe and … Continue reading
  • Family Dance, with Neal Schlein and the Thursday Night jammers - Bring the family along for this all-ages family dance! Neal Schlein will be our caller and the Thursday Night Lincoln Square Jam group will provide the music. A children’s librarian and transplant from Colorado, Neal loves sharing his dances with … Continue reading
  • Morris Dancers - Morris dance is a traditional dance from England that has been done for hundreds of years. There are several references to Morris dance in Shakespeare. Each village or region has its own set of dances. Come check out this unique form … Continue reading
  • Square Dance, with Dan Gellert and Friends, Neal Schlein calling - Dan Gellert and Friends will keep your toes tapping for this year’s square dance! Dan Gellert is one of the finest old-time musicians working today. His performances bring to life the spirit and atmosphere of old-time music as heard on old 78 rpm … Continue reading
  • Swing Dance with Tommy Halloran - Here’s your chance to kick up your heels to one of the greatest swing bands around! Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing was voted “Best Jazz Band” in the River Front Times Music Awards in 2014 and 2015, and was named St. … Continue reading
  • Swing Dance Workshop, with Paul Kwiat - Learn swing from everyone’s favorite dancing physics professor, Paul Kwiat! Then stick around for the swing dance with Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing!