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Contra Dance with Kathy Anderson and Sister Haggis
May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$8 – $10
Making a rare appearance in the Northeast, renowned caller Kathy Anderson, from Ohio, comes to Ithaca for a Hands Four contra dance, along with the always playful Sister Haggis (Eileen Kalfass and Jane Knoeck). Widely admired for her exciting squares, quirky contras, and swift, clear teaching, Kathy Anderson has long been a favorite caller across the U.S., Canada, England and Denmark. Her smooth delivery and intriguing repertoire make for an entertaining and engaging dance experience. Western New Yorkers Eileen Kalfass (fiddle) and Jane Knoeck (keyboard) are treasured in their home region but also perform across the country in a multitude of fine dance bands. Eileen is a member of Seaglass and Continental Drift; Jane is a founding member of The Groovemongers, and Montage, as well as Riverbend and New Brew.
Beginners of all ages are always welcome. The steps are simple, each dance is briefly taught, and experienced dancers know how to help newcomers feel at ease. No need to bring a partner, but please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the dance floor. Info: 607-273-0249 or www.hands4dancers.org. Admission: $8 HFDI members and students; $10 nonmembers. Children 12 and under free.