Holiday Gala Dance - please bring dessert for the long break - festive attire encouraged
Caller: Susan Petrick - Susan is a perennial favorite caller with teaching that is clear - she creates a varied program that flows. Here's a clip of her calling earlier this year: http://youtu.be/TEBzuG54ptA
Band: Sassafras Stomp (ME/MT)
Johanna Davis - fiddle, vocals
Adam Nordell - guitar, feet, percussion
Sassafras Stomp is a high-energy dance-band with one foot in Maine and one foot in western Montana. Weaving together diverse fiddle traditions with a strong rhythmic sensibility, fiddler Johanna Davis and guitarist Adam Nordell build a rich, dynamic contradance sound marked by driving foot percussion and sweet harmony vocals.
If you haven't done much contra dancing, come a half hour early for an easy lesson to learn the basic moves. Before each dance, the caller teaches the dance and continues to prompt dancers as needed once the band starts. Because the pattern of moves is repeated often, you learn quickly. Very little footwork is required — just a smooth walking step. Wear low, smooth-soled shoes, and loose, comfortable clothes.
Door: $10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $7 for students, young adults, and those with financial hardship.
More info - www.nbcds.org
Dance Manager/Host: Emily Shaul
Sound: Carlo Calabi