Falling Leaf Contra Dance Weekend
Potent Brew, Sue Hulsether, and Sam Timmreck,Flatfoot Teacher
Tapestry Folkdance Center Minneapolis, MN
October 13-14, 2018
Please bring snacks to share – we’ll have a table out for you!
Three great musicians join together to play wonderful contra dance music as Potent Brew. They offer traditional and original tunes done in their own way that will have you tapping your feet and moving about the room. Band members include, composer/songwriter, George Paul on keyboard, Dave Bartley on guitar and mandolin, and Ben Schreiber on fiddle.
Sue Hulsether calls dances for groups of all ages and abilities, equally at home in a dance hall, school, barn, or camp. Her dance repertoire, gathered from callers across the country, includes squares, contras, circles, longways sets, contras, play parties, and singing games. Sue is adept at teaching the rhythmic delights of flatfoot clogging and spoons, and also dabbles in piano, banjo, guitar, ukelele, and jawharp.
The flatfooting workshop will provide instruction for all participants. In flatfoot, dancers keep their feet close to the ground. This how-low-can-you-go style distinguishes it from the loud claps of clogging and the extroverted, bent-leg thrusts of buck dancing.