Saturday, March 23, 2019
Music by the Cosmic Otters of Bloomington, IN
Calling by Kathy Anderson of Dayton, OH
Michael Solomon Pavilion
3 – 5 PM Squares You Never Get to Do
Kathy is a contra caller with a deep love for squares. She calls fun and unusual squares with figures you just don’t see in contra dancing.
5 – 7 PM Meal Break
There is a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, so feel free to bring your own or visit one of the area restaurants. If you bring your own, please bring your own cutlery.
7 – 10 PM Advanced Contra Dances
Over the years, Kathy has collected dances that are crazy, unusual and downright challenging. If you’re up for something out of the ordinary, this is the dance for you!
$15 for the entire day or $10 for evening only
Children 12 and under $5
There will be a silent auction as well as dance clothing for sale. If you would like to donate items, please bring them to a regular monthly dance and leave them with Bev at the door. We are looking for nicer items, handmade items, and things that are dance-related. Gift cards or gift certificates for services are also welcome. We will go through all donations in advance, and anything not included in the auction will be donated to charity.
We need volunteers to help make this day happen. If you can help set up, tear down, watch the door or house out of town dancers, email us or talk to the organizers at a regular monthly dance.
Need housing? Email us at least a week before the dance, and we’ll do our best to find you a place to stay.
Kathy Anderson has been calling contra and square dances for at least four decades. She is a featured caller at monthly dances, dance weekends and camps across the country and around the world, but hails from right here in Dayton.
The Cosmic Otters make people dance. They start with a solid rhythmic foundation of guitar and piano, add inventive twin fiddle harmonies, and finish with juicy, pulsing accordion playing and tasteful percussion. The tunes are from the British Isles and its relatives – Ireland, England and Scotland with side trips to Cape Breton and Quebec – but definitely our own, with an unshakable drive and playful improvisations that make dancers smile.