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Contra Dance: Bandwidth with Laurel Thomas calling - January 25 2020

Bandwidth brings together three of Portland’s contra dance music veterans, Gordy Euler (fiddle, piano), Keith Moe (fiddle), and Carl Thor (piano, mandolin) in a new configuration. Their list of band affiliations reads like a “Who’s Who” of the Portland folk music scene, including: Hands4, Full Moon, The Steeltones, Shanghaied on the Willamette, Stepwise, Cascade Crossing, Celtinalia, Tunestruck, and, of course, the bodacious Portland Megaband. Be ready for an exciting spectrum of contra dance music when these gents take to the stage.

Laurel Thomas started calling contra dances at Portland’s open mike night in 2008.  Since then, she has called for the regular dances in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, Vancouver, Olympia and Tacoma.  Dancers appreciate her clear teaching and articulate calling, and her ability to choose fun, lively dances that have good flow.  “In a mixed crowd my goal for the evening is not only to call dances that are accessible to beginners yet still fun for more experienced dancers, but also to make sure that there is an element of challenge built into the program that allows newcomers to increase their skills.”

Calling will use traditional role terminology. 

Potluck will be at 5:30 pm at a contra dancer's home - NOT at the dance venue.
Potluck hosts:  Robert & Kathleen
For more information, please call:  541-344-6108

Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street in Eugene! $8-$10, members $6-$10.

Lesson at 7:00 pm. Dance begins at 7:30 pm.