NTTDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history, and related folklore. We are a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.
22nd Annual Spring Contra Dance Weekend
When In Doubt, Swing! (WIDS)
Dallas, Texas, April 20 - 22, 2012
Nils Fredland (calling, trombone, vocals)
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle)
Jesse Hazzard-Watkins (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Anna Patton (clarinet, vocals)
Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion)
Sokol Athletic Center
5600 Sq Ft wood floor
Elixir is a high energy dance band and caller combination
that blends superb calling, driving fiddle and guitar playing,
and the rich texture and rhythmic excitement of a full horn section.
Elixir performs tightly crafted music drawing on a wide range of
styles and evoking a variety of moods. Elegant melodies evolve into
raucous dixieland horn riffs; transcendent harmonies, playful improvisations,
and rock, swing and reggae-inspired rhythms weave in and out of
traditional and original Irish, French Canadian and New England tunes.
Elixir plays for dances, festivals, camps, weddings and other events,
with a repertoire that includes music for contra, square, English
and swing dancing; waltzing; couples dancing; and concert programs.
More Info: http://www.elixirmusic.com, http://www.nilsfredland.com
Friday April 20 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Registration 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Dancing with Elixir. Polka Dots encouraged! 11:00 pm - ??? : Party at the hall (pizza! and more) Saturday April 21 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Light Continental Breakfast, coffee and tea 9:30 am - 10:45 am: Singing Workshop led by Nils Fredland 11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Contra Dancing with Elixir 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch provided at the Hall 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Contras and Squares with Elixir 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Mimi & Allison play Waltzes; we are planning to have instruction 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Supper, on your own 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra Dancing with Elixir, Best of Show Pageant 11:00 pm - ??? : Party at the home of Lee and Terri Higgins (same as last year) Sunday April 22 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Fabulous Brunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: All musicians and callers invited to share in this Contra session 2:00 pm: Fond farewells and clean-up
or Neva Lindell, 214-520-9424
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