Contra Dance – Celtonauts w/ Shell Stowell calling

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May 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Village School
3411 Willamette St
Eugene OR 97405
$10-$15, members $8 - $15


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.
  • Everyone will need to sign a waiver.


The school has put in windows that open, equipped with fans to improve the air circulation.  This will also improve our safety by reducing the risk of aresols building up in the room which could contain germs.  This will be the first time that we are using the hall with open windows.  We suggest bringing something you can dance in that will keep you warm in case the room gets too cold.

Band:  Celtonauts

Jeremy Wegner and Chip Cohen are long-standing fixtures on the Eugene folk music scene. Jeremy is an original member of the Sugar Beets and plays mandolin with the Laura Kemp Trio and sitar with Bindaas. Chip has been fiddling around the Northwest since 1984 as a soloist and as a member of various bands including the Holy Modal Rounders, the Conjugal Visitors, and the Cascadia Folk Quartet. Jeremy and  Chip have been performing together in the Klezmonauts since its inception in 1996, and more recently in the Celtonauts.

Caller:  Shell Stowell

Shell started contra dancing in 2015 and has been dancing up and down the West coast ever since. Driven by her passion for the dance, music, and community, Shell now plays the fiddle and helps to organize the Corvallis Contra Weekend. As a dancer, Shell is known for her enthusiasm on and off the dance floor. As a caller, she incorporates her love of teaching, organizing, and music to strive for clear, energetic instruction and variety in her programming. Shell also emphasizes safe, inclusive dance etiquette that promotes positive communication between dancers.

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.



Tonight’s contra potluck cancelled due to host’s exposure to Covid.


Dance held at The Village School,

$10-$15, members $8-$15.

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

Volunteers to help move tables should be there by 5:15.  Other volunteers should come at 5:30.