Balance the Bay Contra Dance Weekend(CONTRA/CAMP/SPECIAL)
Michael Karcher, Lisa Greenleaf
Gaslight Tinkers, Nova
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BALANCE THE BAY contra dance weekend in San Francisco. Music by: NOVA, a neo-trad trio hailing from New England featuring Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and mandolin, and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordion and piano. Nova draws from both traditional repertoire and original compositions to create high energy music for concerts and dancing. THE GASLIGHT TINKERS’ blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song: Peter Siegel on guitar, Garrett Sawyer on bass, Jopey Fitzpatrick on drums, and Noah VanNorstrand on fiddle. With gender-neutral calling by LISA GREENLEAF, widely acclaimed for her humor, high-energy calling, and clear teaching of zesty, flowing dances; and MICHAEL KARCHER who has honed a warm and concise style of teaching and calling, to the delight of dancers across the continent.
Special final dance for Balance the Bay open to all without preregistration! $25/$15 low income. Pay at the door with cash, check, PayPal or Venmo. (Well-fitting mask and Covid test within 6 hrs of arrival required.)