ithaca high school
The second annual Fiddlehead Frolic!
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2008
Time: Noon to Midnight (see schedule for more details)
Music by: The Clayfoot Strutters, Too Much Fun, Long John & the Tights, and Kathy Selby
Callers: Beth Molaro, David Kaynor, David Smukler, Nancy Spero, and Katy Heine
Venue: Ithaca High School
Admission: Less than $30 (see brochure for details)
Flyer: ff08 flyer
Brochure: ff08 brochure v2 (includes printable pre-registration form. Register early to save $5 off the all-day ticket price!)
Workshops: New Dancers' Workshop at 6:30pm
Potlucks: There will be a break for dinner at 6:00
The Vermont-based CLAYFOOT STRUTTERS--Pete Sutherland, Jeremiah McLane, Lee Blackwell, Peter Davis, and Harry Aceto--fuse traditional American immigrant music, pop, jazz, and hot dance-floor rhythms from the swing, Latin, Cajun, and zydeco worlds. They are in great demand at camps, dances, and festivals across the country.
Beth Molaro, one of the country's most popular callers, has a clear calling style and contagious enthusiasm that infuses her dances with energy and excitement. Beth makes her home in Asheville, North Caroline, but is known and loved by dancers from coast to coast.
TOO MUCH FUN combines the talents of fiddle impresario David Kaynor from Greenfield, Massachusetts, with hometown favorites Jennifer Dotson, Gail Blake, and Nancy Spero. Providing the foundation for David's eclectic and playful style is a deep respect for tradition and strong desire to build community through dance. Jennifer and Gail, a.ak.a. Kitchen Chair, contribute exquisitely interpreted traditional tunes and inspired originals, while Nancy Spero provides solid support on bass.
LONG JOHN & THE TIGHTS is a new incarnation of a great old-time Appalachian band, UpSouth. John Hoffman, Stefan Senders, Jim Reidy, and Randi Beckmann crank out built-from-scratch music perfect for hot squares and cool contras.
Saturday October 25 2003 Come to our... Dances
Saturday, October 25, 2003, Ithaca High School, Wild Asparagus with caller George Marshall
Saturday October 29 2005 Come to our... Dances
Saturday October 29th, 2005, Ithaca High School Gym, Nightingale with Caller George Marshall