July 14, 15, 16 — 2017
A summer gathering of dance gypsies and contra dance weekend
River Rendezvous is delighted to welcome WIZARD WALK from Louisville, Kentucky. TOM CUNNINGHAM and BOB DOUGLAS have wowed dancers coast-to-coast with the hot-brewed dance music of the Coffee Zombies. They are now joined by KATE SANDERS to bring a magical touch to their music, superimposing jazz and world beat rhythms on traditional old-time, Celtic, French Canadian, and original tunes.
The legendary energy of HOTPOINT STRINGBAND will once again heat up the hall and keep dancers' feet moving. MARK BURHANS on fiddle, HILARIE BURHANS on clawhammer banjo, MARK "Pokey" HELLENBERG on percussion and banjo uke, MARLENE SHOSTAK on piano, and NICK WEILAND on bass pour everything they have and then some into that music that makes the dancers go "WOO!".
SARAH VanNORSTRAND, from Syracuse, has been calling since 2006. She enjoys working with everyone from first-time dancers to decades-long contra veterans. Her goal is to make sure that the dancers are having as much fun as she is. GAYE FIFER returns with her easy smile, warm sense of humor and clear teaching and walk-throughs of smooth-flowing contras. Ohio Northcoast's CAROL KOPP brings contageous delight and zest for dancing with her ever enthusiastic calling of lively contras and elegant English Country dances.
Pre-registration required. Don't delay! This weekend can fill up quickly!