Caller: Susan Petrick Band: The Whoots (Michelle Levy, Ben Schreiber, Noel Cragg, Jim Oakden) bring us a ContraFusion experience with hot tunes & cool lighting at a special location - Palo Alto Masonic Temple, Florence & University (upstairs)
July 1-6: Jim Oakden, Michelle Levy & Ben Schreiber will be on staff! plz see website for more info
Queer ContraFusion dance with The Whoots! (Jim Oakden, Chris Knepper, Noel Craig) with Kalia Kliban calling! It's a fusion of techno and traditional contra dance! PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!!! @ Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland CA http://www.lcfd.org/sf/special.html 8-10:30pm (free beginner's lesson at 7:30)
Felton contra dance with The Whoots (Jim Oakden, Chris Knepper, Noel Craig). @ Felton Community Hall, 6191 HWY 9, Felton CA 8-11pm www.santacruzdance.org
Chestnuts Dance April 21, 2012 7:45-8 p.m. Beginners' lesson 8-10:30 p.m. Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Avenue @ Harrison in Oakland Caller is Kalia Kliban Band is The Whoots! (Noel Cragg, Michelle Levy, Jim Oakden and Ben Schreiber) This event is funded in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society. Queer Contra invites you to take a step back in time for an evening of those classic American contra dances known as "chestnuts." We'll explore the historic figures and formations that started it all, so come prepared to try something different! Who could resist such enticingly-titled dances as Devil's Dream, Fisher's Hornpipe and Megunticook Reel? We'll also continue our custom of ye olde gender-free dancing. Everyone's welcome!
Sounds Like: Roguery, The Latter Day Lizards, The Syncopaths, Contra Sutra, Perpetual e-Motion
Bio: Michelle Levy (fiddle), Ben Schreiber (fiddle), and Jim Oakden (Everything Else) met playing for a contra dance at Burning Man 2011. Maybe it was the desert heat, a mirage of playa dust and flickering lights, or the EL wire hypnotically spiraling around Michelle’s bobbing fiddle bow, but somethin...See Full Bio