Potlucks

Wild Asparagus and George Marshall

Date: Saturday, October 11th
Time: Double-header: experienced dance 4-6, dance for all 8-11
Band: Wild Asparagus
Caller: George Marshall
Venue: BJM: Beverly J. Martin School

Admission: Afternoon: $8/$10. Evening: $10/$12. Both: $16/$20.
Workshop: Beginners dancing at 7:30
Potluck: Dinner potluck begins at 6:15. With all this dancing, we'll have hearty appetites--so please bring a megaginormous dish to share!
Flyer:
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Clayfoot Strutters w/ George Marshall

Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: Double-header: experienced dance 4-6, dance for all 8-11
Band: Clayfoot Strutters
Caller: George Marshall
Venue: BJM

Admission:
  • Afternoon only, $8/$10
  • Evening only, $10/$12
  • Both sessions, $15/$19

Workshop: Beginners' workshop, 7:30-8:00
Potluck: Starting at 6:15
Flyer:
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Anadama w/ Katy Heine

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 8:00-11:00 pm
Band: Anadama
Caller: Katy Heine
Venue: CSMA

Admission: Free for members!/$8 nonmembers
Workshop? no workshop
Potluck?
ice cream social at 6:30 pm
Flyer:
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Wild Asparagus w/ George Marshall

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: Double-header: experienced dance 4-6, dance for all 8-11
Band: Wild Asparagus
Caller: George Marshall
Venue: BJM: Beverly J. Martin School

Admission: Afternoon: $8/$10. Evening: $10/$12. Both: $16/$20.
Workshop: Beginners dancing at 7:30
Potluck: Dinner potluck begins at 6:15. With all this dancing, we'll have hearty appetites--so please bring a megaginormous dish to share!
Flyer:
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Tunescape w/ Ron Buchanan

Date:
April 28 2012
Time:
Noon - 11:00 pm
Band:
Tunescape
Caller:
Ron Buchanan
Venue:
BJM: Beverly J. Martin School

Admission:
See Brochure for prices!
Workshop:
Music workshop, 3-4pm with members of Tunescape
Potluck:
Dinner potluck, 6:15-7:15. Please bring a ginormous dish to share and your own place setting!
Flyer:
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Schedule:
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Brochure:
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Contradictions w/ Vikki Armstrong

Date: Saturday, January 21
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm Contras, 10:30-11:30 Couples dances
Band: The Contradictions
Caller: Vikki Armstrong
Venue: WCB: Women's Community Building

Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers
Workshop? Beginners Workshop at 7:00
Potluck? Dessert potluck and couples dances 10:30-11:30, following the regular dance
Flyer:
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Clayfoot Strutters w/George Marshall

Date: Oct 8 2011
Time:
  • Afternoon session for experienced dancers, 4-6 p.m.
  • Evening dance for all, 8-11 p.m.

Band: Clayfoot Strutters
Callers: George Marshall
Venue: BJM: Beverly J Martin School

Admission:
  • Afternoon only, $8/$10
  • Evening only, $10/$12
  • Both sessions, $15/$19

Workshop: Beginners' workshop, 7:30-8:00
Potluck: Starting at 6:15
Flyer: Download

George Wilson and Tom Hodgson w/ Katy Heine

Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 8:00-11:00 pm
Band: George Wilson and Tom Hodgson
Caller: Katy Heine
Venue: WCB: Women's Community Building

Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers
Potluck: 6:00 Potluck Dinner
Meeting: 6:30 HFDI Annual Meeting
Flyer:
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Contradictions w/ Vikki Armstrong

Date: Saturday, February 5
Time: 7:30-10:30 pm Contras, 10:30-11:30 Couples dances
Band: The Contradictions
Caller: Vikki Armstrong
Venue: WCB: Women's Community Building

Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers
Workshop? Beginners Workshop at 7:15
Potluck? Dessert potluck and couples dances 10:30-11:30, following the regular dance
Flyer:
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Tunescape w/ Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg

Date: Saturday, December 4
Time: 8:00-11:00
Band: Tunescape
Caller: Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
Venue: BJM: Beverly J Martin School

Admission: Members: Free Nonmembers: $8
Workshop? Beginners dancing workshop
Potluck? Dinner potluck starting at 6:30
Flyer:
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Nightingale w/ George Marshall

Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 4:00-6:00 experienced dance, 8:00-11:00 dance for all
Band: Nightingale
Caller: George Marshall
Venue: BJM: Beverly J Martin School

Admission: Afternoon session, $7/$10; evening session, $9/$12
Workshop? Beginners dancing at 7:30
Potluck? Dinner potluck starting at 6:15. Please bring a generous dish to share!
Flyer:
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Member potluck and annual meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 15
Time: 6pm
Venue: Stewart Park Small Pavilion

Admission: TBA
Workshop? TBA
Potluck? Yes
Flyer:
TBA

Reveillons w/ Katy Heine

Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 8:00-11:00 pm
Band: Réveillons!
Caller: Katy Heine
Venue: BJM: Beverly J Martin School

Admission: $9 members, $12 non-members
Workshop: afternoon workshops in fiddle, step-dancing, Québécois social dancing, and the history of the music of Quebec.
Potluck: 6:30
Flyer:
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Contradictions w/ Vikki Armstrong

Date: Saturday, January 16
Time: 7:30-10:30 Contra Dancing
10:30-11:30 Couples dances
Band: Contradictions
Caller: Vikki Armstrong
Venue: Women's Community Building

Admission: $8 members/$10 non-members
Workshop? Beginner's workshop at 7:15
Potluck? Dessert potluck 10:30-11:30
Flyer:
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Crowfoot w/ George Marshall

Date: Saturday, October 31 (Halloween!)
Time: 8:00-11:00 pm - Contras for all
Admission: Members $9, non-members $12
Extra time: 4:00-6:00 pm - Advanced dancing
Admission: Members $6, non-members $8
Double-header special: Members $12, non-members $15 for both sessions
Band: Crowfoot
Caller: George Marshall
Venue: BJM: Beverly J Martin School

Flyer: Download
Workshop? Beginners': 7:30-8:00
Potluck? Between experienced session and the evening dance.

Annual Meeting

June 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM: Annual Hands4 Meeting with Potluck.

This is your chance to share your thoughts directly with us, enjoy a potluck, and influence the way Hands4 does things. We will be electing new board members. In addition to the slate of nominees that we have, we will be taking nominations from the floor. The meeting will be held at the EcoVillage Common Room.

Fiddlehead Frolic III

The third annual Fiddlehead Frolic!
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009
Time
: Noon to Midnight
Music by: Phantom Power (Lissa Schneckenburger, Bruce Rosen) plus many talented local musicians
Callers: Sue Rosen, plus many talented local callers
Venue: Boynton Middle School

Admission:
Flyer: Download
Brochure:
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Workshops:
Potlucks:

Featuring...

The Contradictions

Date: Saturday, January 31
Time: 7:30-10:30
Band: The Contradictions
Caller: Vikki Armstrong
Venue: Women's Community Building

Admission: Members: $8 Nonmembers: $10
Flyer: Download
Workshop? 7:15 Beginner's Workshop
Potluck? Dessert potluck and couples dances 10:30-11:30

New Year's Eve dance

Date: December 31 2008
Potluck: 6:00-8:00PM
Waltzing
: 7:00-8:00PM (Newcomers&rsquoWinking
Dancing: 8-12:00PM
Toast and more dancing: 12:00-
Potluck dessert:
Somewhere in there
Band
: Local musicians!
Caller: Local callers!
Venue: BGCC
Admission: Free (Donations welcome)

Wild Asparagus

A day of Wild Asparagus with calling by George Marshall and food by Potluck!

Date:
October 25 2008
Challenging Contras:
3:30-5:30PM
Potluck:
5:45-7:30PM
Workshop
: 7:30-8PM (Newcomers&rsquoWinking
Dancing: 8-11:30PM
Band: Wild Asparagus
Caller: George Marshall
Venue: BJM
Admission:
TimeMembersNonmembers
Afternoon$6$8
Evening$9$12
Both$12$15

Flyer: Wild Asparagus 2008 rev

Giant Robot Dance w/David Kaynor

Giant Robot Dance with calling by David Kaynor and food by Potluck!

Date: September 20 2008
Potluck:
6:30PM
Workshop
: 7:45PM (Newcomers&rsquoWinking
Dancing: 8-11:30PM
Band: Giant Robot Dance
Caller: David Kaynor
Venue: BJM
Admission: $9 for HFDI members, $12 for General Admission
Flyer: GIANT ROBOT DANCE rev

You may be wondering... "What exactly is Giant Robot Dance?" Not to worry, there is a perfectly plausible non-paranormal explanation. Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to go into particulars (national security is after all our number one priority) but, suffice to say that a team of highly trained specialists has been analyzing various data collected from the most recent incident and it has nothing to do with a highly infectious strain of contra dancing or the outlandishly-rocking music and bizarre fashion experiments reported from the area.


Kitchen Chair w/Haty Heine

Kitchen Chair with calling by Katy Heine and food by Potluck!

Date: August 9 2008
Potluck:
6:30
Workshop
: 7:45 (Newcomers&rsquoWinking
Dancing: 8:00-11:00 PM
Band: Kitchen Chair
Caller: Katy Heine
Venue: Women’s Community Building
Admission: $8 for General Admission, $FREE$ for HFDI members
Air Conditioning: Air Conditioning!
Flyer: hands4 flyer for KC 08-09-08


No partner needed.
All dances taught.
As always, please bring clean, soft-soled shoes. See you on May 31st!

Magic Foot w/Nils Fredland


Date:
May 31
Potluck and Annual Meeting:
6:00 in the BJM Cafeteria
Workshop: For newcomers at 7:30
Dancing: 8:00-11:30 PM
Band: Magic Foot
Caller: Nils Fredland
Venue: Beverly J Martin School
Admission: $8 for HFDI members, $10 for General Admission
Flyer:

If you haven’t heard of Magic Foot, then you will be in for a real treat. Fast on the heels of their Southern Tour (Glen Echo, Asheville, Atlanta, River Falls), the exuberant New England band Magic Foot will make its first Ithaca appearance, along with inventive, wildly popular caller (and trombonist) Nils Fredland. Colin Lindsay on fiddle and concertina, Chris Stevens on button accordion, Brendan Taaffe on guitar, feet, and vocals, and Stefan Amidon on percussion and vocals have a decidedly Celtic bent, but are sure to toss in some surprises.

Caller Nils Fredland wowed the crowd at last year's Fiddlehead Frolic with fun, interwoven dances never before seen in Ithaca, taught clearly and with high spirit. Colin, who fiddles in the sweet Irish style, is on staff at Pinewoods, was a top student of Brian Conway, and has played with the Greenfield Dance Band and members of Wild Asparagus. Chris handles the accordion with tremendous drive and good taste, is prominent in Boston sessions, performs regularly with Wild Asparagus, and teaches for CCE Boston. Brendan, rock-solid and imaginative on guitar, got a Master's in Irish music at the University of Limerick, where he played with All-Ireland champion Danny O'Mahony and fiddler Colin Farrell. He's toured Europe with Northern Harmony and Turtle Dove, and played for contra dances throughout the Northeast with top players including George Wilson, and Pete Sutherland. From a tender age, Stefan has provided percussion for contras, most famously with Popcorn Behavior/Assembly, Lift Ticket, and Lissa Schneckenburger. He's on staff at Pinewoods, did a recent turn on Prairie Home Companion, and has toured Europe with Northern Harmony. Turn out to give these lads a fine welcome!

We are looking for a few Hands4 members who would like to be more involved in putting together our dances by being a part of the board. Please contact Jennifer or call 607-273-7076 for more details. You can also nominate people from the floor but please don’t surprise them!

The Contradictions

Date: Saturday, January 26
Time: 7:30-10:30
Band: The Contradictions
Caller: Vikki Armstrong (TBC)
Venue: Women's Community Building (TBC)

Admission: Members: $8 Nonmembers: $10
Flyer:
Workshop? 7:15 Beginner's Workshop
Potluck? Dessert potluck and couples dances 10:30-11:30

New Year's Eve dance


Dance in the New Year!




New Year's Eve Community Dancing

What:
Contra, Square, Waltz Dancing; Putluck supper and dessert
When:
Monday, December 31, 2007 6pm..until...
Where:
Bethel Grove Community Center
1825 Slaterville Road (Rt.79)
about 4 miles east of the Ithaca Commons
How Much:
$free, bring potluck to share

Join us for a Community New Year's Eve Pot Luck Dinner, Waltz Jam, and Contra Dance.

It all starts with a massive Pot Luck Dinner at 6pm in the Bethel Grove Community Center. After feasting on the finest food we can make, we'll stagger to the other end of the hall and begin to usher in 2008 with waltzing followed by several hours of contras, squares, English country dances, and couple dances. There will be a break around 9:30pm for a second potluck, this time desserts. We'll sing at mid-night, toast each other with non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider, and continue with contras and waltzing until we send each other off with warm wishes for the New Year.

The evening's dances will be called by a cavalcade of Ithaca callers and non-stop music will be provided by lots of local musicians, including fiddlers Tim Ball, Hope Grietzer, Kathy Selby, and Jennifer Dotson, along with Curt Osgood, Gail Blake, Jim MacWilliams, and many others.

This annual tradition -- since the last century; last Millenium, even -- is a great way to swing into the New Year. We whirl each other out of one year into another. The event is entirely alcohol- and smoke-free, and very beginner friendly.

Whether you come to every weekly dance, the special events through the year, or only dance once in a blue moon, New Year's is the best time and place to smile into our friends' faces and share our best wishes for 2008.

The New Year's Eve dance is jointly presented by Tompkins County Country Dances and Hands Four Dancers of Ithaca. The dance is free, a gift from the dance organizers to you. Besides the potluck, bring an extra treat for the mid-dance festive break.

For information, contact Ted and Pamela, 607.273.8678.

More info about
Tompkins County Country Dances
Hands Four Dancers of Ithaca
Folkstuff home page

Kitchen Chair w/Nancy Spero

When: 8:00 Saturday September 15th
Band: Kitchen Chair
Caller: Nancy Spero
Location: Womens Comunity Building
Address: 100 W Seneca St. Ithaca.

Flyer: kitchen chair poster
Admission
: Members-FREE! Nonmembers-$8 Student with ID-$5
Potluck: Dinner potluck at 6:30
Workshop: Newcomer's workshop at 7:45

The Contradictions w/Vikki Armstrong

Saturday February 4th, 2006, Womens Community Building Contradictions with caller Vikki Armstrong Followed by dessert potluck.