WHAT: Outermost Contra Dance WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017 WHERE: Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA CALLER: Linda Leslie MUSICIANS: Amy Larkin and Jacqueline Schwab Suggested donation is $10. $20 maximum per group.
Outermost Contra welcomes back Falmouth caller Linda Leslie to our November dance. Linda is known for her resonant voice, clear teaching, and most especially for her enthusiasm. She has called all over the U.S., and has been in Denmark and the UK for Festivals and dances there. She is skilled at guiding and encouraging dancers of all levels, and has been calling for over 25 years. Linda is appreciated by dance organizers for her dance programming, which pleases dancers of all levels. Her repertoire includes contras, squares, English Country Dance, barn dances, and wheel chair dances. Her goals are to provide an experience that emphasizes success, fosters a sense of community and encourages an appreciation for our rich musical heritage and the artistry of the musicians.
Amy Larkin, a favorite regional contra musician, will be on fiddle again in November accompanied by the playful and spirited piano of Jaqueline Schwab. Jaqueline Schwab is best known for her piano in Ken Burns Civil War. She has been the pianist for Bare Necessities, a popular, professional English country dance band for over 30 years. Bare Necessities tours for dances on the national and international level.
Contra dancing is the older cousin to the square dance. No fancy footwork needed if you can walk, you can dance! All the dances are taught and called. Outermost dances begin with a half hour beginner workshop.
Outermost Contra is one of many contradances on the Cape, and was organized in December of 2014. The contra dance is family friendly and welcomes dancers of all levels. Community potluck at 6:00 Beginner workshop starts at 7:00. Dance begins at 7:30 Outermost Contra hosts traditional New England contradances on the Outer Cape with live music every third Friday of each month CONTACT INFO: Website: outermostcontra.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org