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2019 Fiddlehead Frolic: Eloise & Co.!

  • Community School of Music and Arts 330 East State Street Ithaca, NY 14850 (map)

Eloise & Co. features the combined creative force of two of the country’s most sought-after dance musicians, Becky Tracy and Rachel Bell, with local superstar Andrew VanNorstrand providing backup on guitar. The depth and versatility of this collaboration is evident not only in their dynamic playing but also in their rich and unique repertoire, ranging from exciting original compositions to rock-solid traditional tunes.

Our featured caller for this event will be Sarah VanNorstrand, who’s known across the country for her delightfully serene but focused stage presence, clear teaching, and well-chosen dances.

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Volunteering: Email Yvonne LaMontagne to volunteer! Volunteers get reduced admission.
Hospitality: Email Sarah Schneider with hospitality requests.



All day: $36 members, $40 non-members
Half day: $18 members, $20 non-members

We try to keep our admission prices affordable, which means that generally we spend more on the Frolic than we take in at the door. Here are a few ways that you can help us close the gap!

  • Buy raffle tickets for the table raffle: We'll be offering a number of goods and services at a table raffle this year, from dance bags and custom-knit socks to electrical work, massage, and a chair with a wide-cane seat woven by Phil Syphrit. Bring some dollars to buy tickets for your favorite raffle items! Winning tickets will be drawn at the evening break.

  • Contribute dance duds to our dance duds sale: Rummage through your closet for dance clothes that you don't wear anymore but that someone else will love. Contact Jamie Dye for details.

  • Become a member of Hands Four, if you’re not one already, and keep your membership current.

  • Drop a few dollars in the donation bucket.

  • Help increase attendance: Bring a friend!



Noon-2:00: Contras with Tim Ball, Liza Sommers, and local callers

2:15-5:15: Contras with Eloise & Co. and Sarah VanNorstrand

5:30-6:00: Contra medley with Tim Ball, Liza Sommers, and local callers

6:00-7:30: Dinner break

7:30-11:30: Contras with Eloise & Co. and Sarah VanNorstrand