Winter Dance Weekend 2015

Feb. 20-22, 2015

Karina

With Karina Wilson on fiddle from Santa Fe, Jeff Spero on keyboard from Santa Monica (also of the Syncopaths, our Dance Camp band for 2015), and Susie Kendig caller from Juneau (and elsewhere along the West Coast)

Jeff



Susie

FRI & SAT 8 – 11 pm CONTRA DANCES at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall
SAT DANCE WORKSHOPS 10:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall
SUN MUSICIAN AND CALLER WORKSHOPS 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Pioneer Park
SUN EVENING COLLEGE COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT 6:30 pm

No advance registration is required. Event pricing below.

You can see a video of Karina with Jeff here.

Karina Wilson is a Santa Fe-based fiddler who has been playing for contra dances since she was 8 years old. She’s trained in classical violin performance, landing her a first-violin position in the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association’s ambassador quartet at age 16.

Jeff Spero is an accomplished piano player who helps drive the dance music for bands such as Syncopaths, Euphoria, Jibberish, Flutatious, and Jax by providing wonderfully inventive and surprising piano accompaniments.

Susie Kendig has called dances up and down the West Coast, recently ended up in Juneau. Susie discovered contra dancing in 1989 and has been hooked ever since. She began calling in 1996 as a favor to a friend and thought that her calling career would last for one (may two) evenings. Susie’s concise teaching, commitment to fun, and light-hearted calling style keep dancers moving and grinning.

Winter Dance Weekend 2015 pricing

Event Adult Student
Dances, each (Fri, Sat pms) $15 $7
Workshop $10 $5
Bundle of 3 Sat workshops $25 $12
Fri-Sat all event pass $50 $25
Sun musician workshop $25 $15
Sun caller workshop $20 $10
College Coffeehouse concert $10 $10

Workshops Descriptions and Detailed Schedule

FRI FEB 20, 2015 8- 11 pm Pioneer Park Dance Hall OUR KICK-OFF CONTRADANCE! Come and meet the band and caller, and shake out the winter chill! New dancers – arrive early, to benefit from more detailed dance instruction.

SAT FEB 21, DANCE WORKSHOPS 10:30 TO NOON, 1:00 TO 2:30 PM, 3-4:30 PM Pioneer Park Dance Hall POTLUCK AT DANCE HALL FOR LUNCH – PLEASE BRING A DISH/FINGER FOOD TO SHARE

Tentative workshops topics: 10:30 smooth contras, 1 pm recovering from chaos, 3 pm unusual swings and transitions into swings

SAT FEB 21, 8-11 pm Pioneer Park Dance Hall Another lively contradance. Come and dance, practice skills learned at workshops and learn a few new waltz moves over the course of the evening.

SUN FEB 22, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm SEPARATE MUSICIAN AND CALLER WORKSHOPS Pioneer Park Museum

SUN FEB 22, 6:30 – 8 pm CONCERT College Coffeehouse

Want a quickie flier of the Winter Dance Weekend schedule? Here is a a two-fer.