Winter Dance Weekend 2017

Winter Dance Weekend 2017

Feb. 23-26, 2017

With the hot young band Uncle Farmer and Wendy Graham-Settle, fabulous caller from Durango, CO. All this takes place at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall.


In a Nutshell
Winter Dance Weekend kicks off with a house concert by the musicians on the evening of Thursday, February 23rd (location TBA), followed by an evening contra dance on Friday, and workshops, a potluck and another evening dance on Saturday. The weekend wraps up with a final set of dance workshops on Sunday afternoon. All events except the house concert are held at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall. NO advance registration is required. If dancers are coming from out of town are wanting accommodations, contact events@contraborealis.org


The Talent


Uncle Farmer
Uncle Farmer has been making a name for themselves in recent years. They are Ben Schreiber on fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky on guitar. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, the duo is known for its original dance tunes, modern twists on old favorites, and sets mixed with pop rhythms and improvisational flair. Their performances range from sweet and nostalgic to gritty and energetic, and their sound truly fills both the room and the hearts of dancers.

Wendy Graham
The dynamo linking these talented musicians at Winter Dance Weekend to their audience is caller Wendy Graham, from Durango, CO. Wendy GrahamShe has been in the folk music, song and dance scene for over 20 years. A self-described “dance maniac”, reviews attest to her skill at guiding dancers, helping them maintain connection through dance moves, and imparting community spirit with her infectious enthusiasm. She leads workshops in a diverse array of dance, from traditional contra and English country to blues-y swing, country two-step, “crossover” contras and more. Other workshops she leads include calling, dance writing and community building. Be prepared for a wacky good time!







Concert:
There will be a Concert and Jam on Thursday the 23rd starting at 7:30pm. There are a total of 30 seats available, so if you’re interested in attending, please contact Leif at leifjam@gmail.com. There is a $15 suggested donation. Do it now!

Volunteer:
We are also still looking for a few volunteers to help with registration and cleanup. If you want to lend a hand in exchange for a spot in a workshop, please contact Nori at iron_40_48@yahoo.com.

Food!
Lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be provided. There will be an Alaska themed potluck on Saturday night, so bring your favorite potluck items.

Checklist:

Dancing Shoes
Water Bottle or Personal Mug (so we don’t use so many paper cups)
Your Dance Camp Name Buttons if you have them!
A friend who has never contra danced before!
An appetite!

Further info, contact David at 907-738-5883 or events@contraborealis.org