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Dancing and Dessert with the Contradictions
Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
A feast of music, dancing, friends, and fabulous desserts are all part of the delectable “Dance and Dessert Potluck” hosted each winter by Hands Four Dancers of Ithaca. Contra dancing (7:30-10:30 pm) will be followed by a dessert potluck and couples dances: swing, schottisch, hambo, and waltz (10:30-11:30 pm). Step lively and you just might balance your caloric intake and output! Music is by the witty, high-energy Contradictions: Tim Ball on fiddle, Rick Manning on fiddle and mandolin, Tom Hodgson on guitar, and Dave Davies on bass, with a panoply of local callers: Vikki Armstrong, Casey Carr, and Pamela Goddard. Their irresistible fiddle harmonies and imaginative, hot rhythms will drive winter away, at least for one night. They’re revered by dance-goers at the Flurry, Dawn Dance, Ashokan, and their homebase in Ithaca for tight playing and a peppy mix of Appalachian and Irish jigs and reels, bluegrass, driving French Canadian tunes, lilting Swedish dances, 1930s and Texas swing, and sophisticated tango-waltzes.
Beginners of all ages are always welcome. No need to bring a partner, but please bring clean, soft-soled shoes and a dessert (or savory treat) to share. Hot beverages will be provided.
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