Illowa Community Dance Series: 2010-2011
Contras, Squares & Circles
Mostly First Fridays
September through June
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk State Historic Site
15th St. Off of Black Hawk Rd., Rock Island, IL
September 10, 2010 – Lost in the Weeds
October 1, 2010 – The Barley House Band
November 5, 2010 – Goosetown Stringband
December 3, 2010 - Lost in the Weeds
January 7, 2011 - 12th Night Festivities – British & American Dances -Fiddlers of the Apocalypse
February 4, 2011 – Lost in the Weeds
March 4, 2011 – Cornish/Welsh Barn Dance – “Band Ynys Craig Twmpath Dawns”
April1 1, 2011 Just 4 Fun
May 6, 2011 – Festival of May with May Pole Dance - British & American Dances - “Lost in the Weeds”
June 3, 2011 - “Lost in the Weeds”
The schedule of bands and personnel is tentative and subject to change. Live music for every dance:
We do American Social Folk dancing mixed thoroughly with its Celtic-British roots - contras and squares and circle dances in the tradition of a community dance in a barn, grange hall, social hall or someone’s home where all gathered for good music, to dance and to enjoy each other’s company.
All dances taught: no partners necessary (the dances are usually danced in couples, but we change partners frequently); children welcome with adult participation; come once, come often.
Cost: Donation to cover costs for Bands, hall and publicity