Calendar

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Sep
26
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Sep 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Oct
1
Sun
Hoolyeh International Folk Dancing @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First and Third Sundays

We will mix Balkan, Israeli and other folk dances each week, with occasional live music from Balkan, Israeli and other traditions.  Watch the calendar for announcements about special dances, but just come to each dance and learn all sorts of dances.

Oct
3
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Oct 3 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Oct
7
Sat
Contra: The Nettles with Lindsey Dono @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The NettlesThe Nettles

Laura Brophy – fiddle;
Kevin Johnsrude – guitars;
Michael Proctor – bass;
Brian Bucolo – percussion;

The Nettles are well-known on the West Coast for their original approach to contra dance music. Playing traditional music from all over the world, The Nettles create a strong rhythmic groove under soaring improvisations. Rhythmic drive and melodic fluidity allow The Nettles to propel contra dances into the stratosphere.

Lindsey DonoLindsey Dono

Massachusetts transplant Lindsey Dono is rapidly establishing herself as a Northwest mainstay. With her serene teaching, meticulous programming, and sunny demeanor, Lindsey transforms absolute beginners into confident regulars. Known for her creativity on the dance floor, Lindsey incorporates knowledge of waltz, swing, and blues to lead a variety of workshops, including the ever-requested “advanced contra flourishes.” By day, Lindsey is a devoted research scientist.

 

Beginners lesson starts at 7:30pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 8:00pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

Oct
10
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Oct 10 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Oct
15
Sun
Hoolyeh International Folk Dancing @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First and Third Sundays

We will mix Balkan, Israeli and other folk dances each week, with occasional live music from Balkan, Israeli and other traditions.  Watch the calendar for announcements about special dances, but just come to each dance and learn all sorts of dances.

Oct
17
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Oct 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Oct
21
Sat
Contra: Full Moon with Laurel Thomas @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Full Moon

Gordy Euler – fiddle
Dave Hamlin – fiddle, mandolin
Janet Ghoulston – concertina, banjo
Fran Slefer – fiddle, button accordion,  piano

Full Moon have used their 15+ years of playing together to hone a distinct sound focused on lifting dancers’ feet and hearts.

Laurel ThomasLaurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas has called contra dances all over Oregon and Washington since 2008. Dancers appreciate her clear teaching, her articulate calling and her carefully crafted programs designed to build skill for beginning dancers while keeping experienced dancers happy with an appropriate level of challenge. .

Beginners lesson starts at 7:30pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 8:00pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

Oct
24
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Oct
31
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Oct 31 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Nov
4
Sat
Contra: Broken Top with Noah Grunzweig @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Broken TopBroken Top

Bo Leyden – mandolin
Shari Ame – fiddle
John Light – keyboards

A new Corvallis contra band, with a Portland keyboardist, Broken Top brings lively traditional music to the dance.

Noah GrunzweigNoah Grunzweig

Noah Grunzweig is a master of stories and dance!  He called in Corvallis most recently at the last New Years Eve dance.

 

 

 

 

Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

Nov
5
Sun
Hoolyeh International Folk Dancing @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First and Third Sundays

We will mix Balkan, Israeli and other folk dances each week, with occasional live music from Balkan, Israeli and other traditions.  Watch the calendar for announcements about special dances, but just come to each dance and learn all sorts of dances.

Nov
7
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Nov 7 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Nov
12
Sun
Hoolyeh International Folk Dancing with Balkan band Živeli @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tonight’s Balkan-emphasis dance will feature
live music by

Živeli

Ziveli

 

Julie Firman – violin and vocals
Jeff Muhr – guitar
Bill Pfender – clarinet
Diane Rainsford – percussion, vocals
Leigh Ann Starcevich – tambura,  vocals
Brian Wood – guitar, tambura, bass

 

Živeli is a Corvallis-based Balkan folk dance band who have played for Hoolyeh dances twice last year to enthusiastic response.  They have played for folk dances in Salem and Eugene also.  Their repertoire includes dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, and Roma traditions.

Nov
14
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Nov 14 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm