Please join us for the first folk dance of the year (also known as a barn dance)! In collaboration with the kindred spirits at the beautiful and historic Altona Grange, we invite you to join us for our seasonal dance: a Winter Barn Dance.
Like your grandparents’ barn dance without the barn – old-time squares & reels, maybe a waltz or polka as well. All dances taught and walked through. All ages welcome. No partner or previous experience needed. Live music, as always!
All dances will be fun and accessible to dancers of all sorts…bring a friend and experience the joy of this old-timey tradition. Check out this video for a taste of the dancing.
All dances will be called by Master Dance Caller, Chris Kermiet. Chris is one of the finest old-time square dance callers in the United States and has been featured at numerous festivals, workshops, and dance events across the country. He has been calling and teaching traditional American squares and contras now for over 35 years. During the past 15 years, he has also created choreographies for a number of performing groups and theater companies. In October, 2009, he was celebrated as a “Living Legend of Dance in Colorado” by the Carson-Brierly Dance Library at the University of Denver.
No experience necessary. All ages are welcome. Children ages 10 and under are free. Concessions will be available for those with a sweet tooth, all proceeds will go to the Living Arts School and the Altona Grange.
Purchase your ticket in advance and you’ll only need to remember your quarters for a treat at the concession stand. $9 admission for folks 11 and older. Free admission to the first 2 folks who volunteer to bring a baked good to donate to the concessions stand.
Come one, come all!
Friday, March 10th, 7-9pm