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Contra Dance

Welcome to the Norfolk contra dance the band "Ricochet" (Rya Martin and Walter Hojka) playing music and Will Martin calling the dances.  Come out and join the fun!!

"Ricochet" is new to Norfolk, so here's some information about the band:

“Ricochet is a new duo in the contra dance scene. Members are Walter Hojka (fiddle) and Rya Martin (piano). Walter Hojka is originally from Chicago (where he still travels to teach workshops at the Old Town School of Folk Music and play with Good Gravity, Dr. Hojka's Medicine Show, and other groups), but who now resides and works in Staunton VA and Martinsburg WV. Rya Martin is an accomplished contra musician and avid dancer from Charlottesville, VA. She also is a member of Charlottesville-based band Floorplay. Ricochet specialize in rollicking traditional French-Canadian and New England tunes, and they have some original tunes in their tune-kit as well. Walter is a fine old-time fiddler, and will have some of those in the evening's set list. “

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  • Judy M.

    Smaller crowd (nice weather brings so many other options for folks), but a good time was had by all. "Ricochet" provided excellent music, and Will called a great mix of dances. Only one more "official" dance of the season (June 16) and then an "extra special bonus" dance on June 17 outside on the York River at the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown. Stay tuned for details.

    May 20, 2012

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