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Traditional Folk Arts


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New Events coming this FALL











An old-time contra dance,  also referred to as a barn dance, is an informal country dance stemming from such dances in 17th century Western Europe. It has evolved just as the old-time music has. Traditionally this type of dance always uses live musicians playing fiddle tunes. Each dance is taught before its done. 

Plan to have quarterly dances beginning in Fall 2019. 

Ongoing Event - Thursdays  @ Doc Bryan Rm. 133

The last session for the 2018-2019 year is Thursday May 16, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

Open to all acoustic instruments. All levels welcome. We project chords onto a screen. 

We will be back in the fall. 

See the "Open Jam Sessions" tab for more information.                                    cat and fiddle