February 22-24, 2019
Save the date for the annual Fiddling Frog Dance Festival! A full weekend of great contra dancing to fabulous bands and skillful callers in beautiful Pasadena, CA. Registration is open now!
Eloise & Co. features the combined creative forces of two of the country’s most sought-after dance musicians, Becky Tracy and Rachel Bell. These two, this time joined by guitarist Andrew VanNorstrand, crank out dance music with unbridled energy and soaring beauty. Their depth and versatility is evident not only in their dynamic playing but also in their rich and unique repertoire, ranging from exciting original compositions to rock-solid traditional tunes.
An energetic dance band from Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle, the Free Raisins fuse New England roots with a modern groove. They promise a versatile mix of supremely danceable tunes—come out and get your two scoops worth! The Free Raisins are Audrey Knuth on fiddle, Jeff Kaufman on mandolin, brass, and feet, and Amy Englesberg on piano and accordion.
Lisa Greenleaf has been treating dancers across the country to her high spirited, witty calling for many years, and is known for precise walk-throughs of zesty and flowing dances. Whether she is presenting cool contras, hot squares, or focused callers’ workshops, Lisa engages the crowd with her humor and community spirit.
Bob Isaacs has been a highly sought after contra caller for over 20 years. Bob, who is a skillful dance writer, has choreographed over 2000 contra dances. He writes and calls unique contra dances, squares, grid squares, and zias.
|6:30||Welcome / Registration|
|7:30 – 11:30||Connect the Dots Contra Dance|
|7:30 – 9:15||Free Raisins and Lisa Greenleaf|
|9:15 – 9:45||Break|
|9:45 – 11:30||Eloise & Co and Bob Isaacs|
|9:30-10:00||Waltzing with Eloise & Co|
|10:00-12:00||Eloise & Co and Lisa Greenleaf|
|12:30-1:15||Medley Both Bands and Both Callers||1:00 – 2:30||Rise Up Singing with Jeremy Korr Upstairs|
|1:30-4:00||Free Raisins and Bob called with Larks and Ravens|
|7:00-10:30||A Fancy Affair|
|7:00-8:30||Eloise & Co and Bob Isaacs|
|9:00-10:30||Free Raisins and Lisa Greenleaf|
|10:45-11:45||Lisa’s alternative music contras|
|10:00-10:30||Waltzing with Free Raisins|
|10:30-12:00||Free Raisins and Bob Isaacs||11:00-12:30||Morning Singing with Christa Burch Upstairs|
|12:30-2:15||Eloise & Co and Lisa Greenleaf|
|2:30-3:30||The final Hoorah both bands and callers|
|3:30-4:00||Clean up and Goodbyes|
|6:30-10:30||Open to public dance both bands and callers|
|6:30-8:15||Free Raisins and Bob Isaacs|
|8:45-10:30||Eloise & Co and Lisa Greenleaf|
Registration and Pricing
Registration for Fiddling Frog Dance Festival 2019 is open! Online registration as well as by mail is available.
Registration early-bird pricing is $165 until Dec 31. Beginning January 1 it is $175. If you are under 30 you can register for $85 in exchange for a youth work scholarship. Work scholarships are available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Registration is not transferable. All cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. If you cancel after January 14, 2019, refunds will be at the discretion of California Dance Co-op (e.g., a dancer is admitted from the waiting list). ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS AFTER FEBRUARY 15, 2019.
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Fiddling Frog is held at the fabulous Pasadena Masonic Temple, at:
200 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA
A list of local hotels is provided below.
|Name||Address||Phone Number||Miles From Hall|
|Sheraton||303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA||626-449-4000||0.07|
|Hilton Hotel||168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA||626-577-1000||0.10|
|GreenTree-Pasadena Inn||400 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA||626-795-8401||0.34|
|Westin Hotels & Resorts||191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA||626-792-2727||0.50|
|Courtyard-L A Old Pasadena||180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA||626-403-7600||0.65|
|Vagabond Inn||1203 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA||626-449-3170||1.03|
|Saga Motor Hotel||1633 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA||626-795-0431||1.53|
|Artists’ Inn||1038 Magnolia St, South Pasadena, CA||626-799-5668||1.85|
|Travelodge||2131 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA||626-796-3121||2.1|
A wide variety of healthy and hearty refreshments will be provided throughout the daytime and evening dances. There are many options for meals nearby.
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