2018 October 20 (3rd Saturday)
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Beginner introduction to dance - 6:45 pm
Dancing at temproary location again October 20
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
1105 Quarrier St (corner of Leon Sullivan Way).
Enter at "the ramp door" from the parking lot on Quarrier St. side.
Additional free parking is located across Quarrier St. at the YWCA.
$7 minimum donation
Under 13 FREE
All AmeriCorps Members FREE
Caller: Martha and Steve Ballman
Band: The Boys of the Hock
The Boys of the Hock,
based in Athens, Ohio, have been delighting audiences for more than 20 years with their lively jigs and reels and stately hornpipes.
With Lynn Shaw on fiddle, Sean O’Malley on flute and penny whistle, Rusty Smith on guitar, and Ed Newman on hammered dulcimer, the Boys are a firm favorite at contra and Ceilidh dances in the region, and have played for dances in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland as well as at the Dublin, Ohio, Irish festival. Videos—dance at Dublin festival
Studio session: youtube.com/watch?v=rSAeKBUlIAQ
Martha and Steve Ballman
will be teaching and calling the dance. Martha has called at many community dances in the region. She has developed and led dance programs for weddings, youth groups, school groups and other social events for new and inexperienced dancers. She has also led teaching sessions for swing dance, waltz, and flatfooting.
Steve enjoys calling old-time Appalachian squares, New England squares, contras, unusual formation dances and more. He has called community dances and has been a regular caller of old-time dances at West Virginia's Vandalia Gathering in Charleston and the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV.