Contra Dance Feb. 1 to be held in Rock Island


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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 1:29 pm
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Press release submitted by Illowafolkdance


Illowa Community Dance Series

Contras, Squares & Circles

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site
15th St. Off of Black Hawk Rd., Rock Island, IL

February 1, 2013
"Fiddlers of the Apocalypse"
Michael Romkey, Amy Klutho, Matthew Manweiler, Joanie Mercy all on fiddle.
There may be some changes in those playing.
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We do American Social Folk dancing mixed thoroughly with its Celtic-British roots - contras and squares and circle dances in the tradition of a community dance in a barn, grange hall, social hall or someone's home where all gathered for good music, to dance and to enjoy each other's company.
All dances taught: no partners necessary (the dances are usually danced in couples, but we change partners frequently); children welcome with adult participation; come once, come often.
Cost: Donation to cover costs for Bands, hall and publicity
For information: Drew & Maura McGrath Nagle, dance leaders at 788-8986 or 788-5143 on the web at http://illowafolkdance.tripod.com/index.html E-mail illowafolkdance@lycos.com

Dances for the rest of the season;
March 1, 2013 – "Band Ynys Craig Twmpath Dawns" - Cornish/Welsh Barn Dance
April1 5, 2013 "Yet to Be Named"
May 3, 2013 – "Fire in the Belly" Festival of May with May Pole Dance - British & American Dances
June 7, 2013 "Lost in the Weeds"

















 



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