Contra Dance – (MONDAY!!) Trout w/ George Marshall calling

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November 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Village School
3411 Willamette St
$12-$20, members: $10-$20.



As of April 17, we will take the following precautions at the dance:

  • Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to attend the dance.
  • We will check your vaccination card when you enter.  We will be retaining the information so that, if this rule remains in place, we will not need to check your card at each dance.
  • All in attendance must remain masked during the event while indoors, except when actually drinking water.
  • COVID Policy (updated 8/28/2022)

Band:  Trout

You know Audrey Knuth is performing if the room is buzzing at a higher level. Her fiddling has electrified dance and concert halls across the US and Europe. Now living in California, Audrey’s fiddle playing is rhythmically lively and spontaneous; she’s guaranteed to get you up and dancing. She specializes in English dance, New England, Celtic, and Old Time tunes.

Noah VanNorstrand’s driving fiddle, feet, guitar and mandolin have been a rhythmic powerhouse behind some of the most popular dance bands of the last decade including Great Bear, Buddy System, Wake Up Robin and The Faux Paws.  His musicianship is deeply compelling and virtuosic but difficult to define; freely blending traditional folk genres such as Celtic and Old-time Appalachian fiddling with elements of rock, newgrass and pure unfiltered improvisation.  His unique approach to foot percussion and innate understanding of dynamics and groove have made him a defining figure of modern contra dance music.  Noah’s music is always inspired, honest,  and irresistibly dance-able.

Caller:  George Marshall

George Marshall, from Massachusetts, was introduced to square and contra dancing in the early seventies. While attending college in Amherst, he founded a contra‑dance band, Swallowtail, with some fellow students and began calling and playing for dances. Now a full‑time musician/caller/dance teacher, George tours nationally throughout the year with Wild Asparagus. He also plays concertina and bodhran. While most of the time he can be found calling/playing with Wild Asparagus or Swallowtail, George also calls occasionally with the Perpetual e-Motion and the Clayfoot Strutters. George’s specialty is teaching and calling the New England‑style contra dances he has collected throughout the country. He is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentation.


Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

Calling will use gender-neutral terminology

Find out more about attending at the Eugene Contra page.

A potluck will be held at 5:30 pm at a contra dancer’s home – NOT at the dance venue.
For more information, please contact us: (TBD – check back the week before the dance)

Dance held at The Village School,

$12-$20, members: $10-$20.

The lesson begins at 7:00 pm. The dance begins at 7:30 pm.