Winter Dance Weekend 2014


Winter Dance Weekend is Feb. 21-23, 2014. This is a weekend not to be missed.

We are reprising the Winter Dance Weekend in 2014 with long time fiddler-caller David Kaynor from Montague, MA, fiddler Betsy Branch from Portland, OR and Max Newman from Somerville, MA. Called Midnight in Montague after the eponymous CD David and Betsy recorded a few years ago.

You can view their bios here.

You can download the WDW14-flier.

Schedule

All Friday-Saturday events are included in the WDW Fri-Sat Event Pass for $50. You can download a flier for printing out for your work or favorite place you shop.

Friday Feb. 21, 2014 – 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm – We will have a contradance at UAF Wood Center Ballroom starting at 7:30 pm, sponsored by the University Contradancers student group. If you are a new dancer, please come at 7:00 pm – we will offer dance instruction. Admission: $15 regular / $ 7 students

Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 – 11 am – 4 pm at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall. We will have a variety of dance workshops. Tentative workshops: Chestnuts (dances with tunes to match); Schottische-Hambo and more; Challenging Contradances. Each 90 minute workshop is $10 regular / $5 student or all three workshops for $25 regular / $15 student.

Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 – 8 pm – 11 pm – another blowout contradance at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall. If you are a new dancer, please come at 7:30 pm – we will offer dance instruction. Admission: $15 regular / $ 10 students

Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 – daytime 1 pm – 4 pm – workshops and training for both existing and would-be callers and musicians who now play or are interested in playing for contradancers. While not intended for novice musicians, they would be welcome to listen in. Pioneer Hall at Pioneer Park. This is the building adjacent to the Moore St. gate entrance. Admission $30 regular / $20 students, not included with the Fri-Sat Event Pass.

Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 – 7 pm – a rare concert with Midnight in Montague, bringing in the various talents of our guest artists beyond contradance. Admission $10 for everyone, not included with the Fri-Sat Event Pass. College Coffeehouse at College Rd. and University Ave.

Our intent is to make our events affordable to all while still compensating our guest artists fairly for their time and efforts. No need for advance registration.

Additional info: events@contraborealis.org or 907-488-2001.

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