Get a taste of Fiddling Frog at the final dance of the weekend on Sunday evening!
Both bands (Dam Beavers and Root System) and both callers (Jeremy Korr and Gaye Fifer)!
Pasadena Masonic Temple
Sliding Scale $25-$40.
Gender neutral calling (Larks and Robins).
Register here to make check-in smoother! https://forms.gle/viALkAZBxNkjRs298
The Fiddling Frog COVID requirements will be in effect: https://www.caldancecoop.org/special-events/fiddling-frog/
This dance is open to the public (registration to the Fiddling Frog weekend is not required for entry).
|6:10-6:30 pm||Contra dance lesson for beginners – Jeremy|
|6:30-8:15 pm||Contra Dance – Jeremy & Root System|
|8:45-10:30||Contra Dance – Gaye & Dam Beavers|
Gaye Fifer is an accomplished caller from Pittsburgh, PA. An active dancer herself, Gaye understands the subtleties of making dances particularly satisfying for dancers. Her instructions are clear and concise, as she is a teacher by profession. An easy smile and delightful sense of humor are part of Gaye’s relaxed, pleasant style at the microphone.
Jeremy Korr is a popular bicoastal caller, based in SoCal most of the year and in Eastern Massachusetts during the summer. A 2nd-generation dancer and dance leader, Jeremy has been dancing his whole life, and has been calling contras and squares around the country since 2003. Jeremy is acclaimed for his fun dances, efficient walkthroughs, precise calling, and community spirit.
Root System is a new trio with their first official gig together in 2023 after many years of planned bookings. Veterans in the dance scene, they are Audrey Leigh (Knuth) Jaber (fiddle), Ashley (Broder) Hoyer (mandolin) from SoCal and Amy Englesberg (Keyboard, accordion) from Vermont. They’re excited to take their unique energies and musical ideas to create new and undeniably danceable music.
Dam Beavers are Ben Schreiber on fiddle, Scotty Leach on piano, and Ness Smith-Savedoff on drums. With roots in a wide variety of styles and genres, their music comprises an eclectic mix of old and new, familiar and unfamiliar. Let the current sweep you away as the Dam Beavers build a dam of rhythm beneath your feet.
We acknowledge the ongoing concerns, uncertainties, and differences of opinion surrounding COVID and safety protocols. With an eye to everyone’s safety and drawing on the successful outcomes of several dance weekends on the West Coast, we will be asking all attendees to show us your:
- Proof of vaccination
- Same day rapid test results. If you test before you arrive, please take a picture of you with the test results and show the photo at registration. We expect you to provide your own test kits. They are readily available, often at low or no cost through your health insurance or here: COVID.gov. If you have extra tests to share, please bring them to the registration table on Friday night. Thanks!
- Masks must be worn at all times while indoors dancing and socializing. We will allow unmasking only in the side break room while actively eating but not while resting or socializing. Masking will be optional for callers and musicians while performing on stage. Thanks for your understanding.
- If you are not feeling well at any time during the course of the weekend, please do not come to the dance and let the organizers know.
- If you have air purifiers, please bring them with you for use in the side break room. Thanks so much!