3411 Willamette St
THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT. iT IS ONLY HERE TO SHOW WHAT A CONTRA DANCE ENTRY WILL LOOK LIKE.
The Quarks are an exciting new Northwest band with Betsy Branch on fiddle and guitar, Bill Tomczak on clarinet, saxophone and percussion, and Terry Wergeland on piano and accordion. Betsy and Terry have played together for dances since 1994, and when Bill moved to Portland in 2012, he was thrilled to join forces with them. With their mix of instruments and improvisatory natures, you never know what to expect from this trio. Their delight in playing together translates to the dance floor, and you are likely to hear plenty of laughter from the stage. When not playing, the three of them love to pontificate about the mysteries of the universe (like how 3 quarks form a particle), thus inspiring the band name.
A long-time caller from Bellingham, Marlin Prowell is well-known for his clear teaching and confident selection of dances. In addition to fine contras, Marlin calls many other formations including squares, and can lead dancers through delightful evenings. An extremely versatile caller and dance organizer, Marlin has called at many dance camps throughout the Pacific Northwest and also for the techno-contras in Seattle.
Calling will use traditional/non-traditional role terminology. (TBD – will be updated the week before the dance)
Find out more about attending at the Eugene Contra page.
A potluck will be 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,
$10-$15, members $8-$15.
The lesson begins at 7:00 pm. The dance begins at 7:30 pm.