august, 2023

sat26aug7:00 pm10:00 pmHands Four Contra Dance7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Dance

Hands Four Contra Dance


Event Details

Presented by the Hands Four Dancers of Ithaca
Join HFDI for a savory evening of dancing with local favorites Sister Haggis (Eileen Kalfass and Jane Knoeck), calling by Ithaca’s own Katy Heine.

Eileen and Jane have been playing contra dances together for over 15 years.  They’ve toured nationally, playing dance camps and festival weekends as Sister Haggis and with other ensembles including Seaglass, Continental Drift, and the Groovemongers. Their recordings,  both together and with other ensembles include “Crossing Bridges,” “Fresh Wares” and “Smooth Sailing”.  Their sound features Eileen’s rich fiddle tone and lilting melodies and Jane’s driving piano rhythms in a lively mix of modern and traditional contra tunes.

Ithaca-based caller Katy Heine has been leading contras and community dances in the Finger Lakes region and beyond for more than 30 years. She’s known for her clear teaching style and for her large repertoire of fun and flowing dances. Whether the hall’s full of experienced dancers or first-timers, they’re sure to have a great time at one of Katy’s dances!

For more information, visit www.hands4dancers.org!


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Martha Hamblin Hall, Community School of Music and Arts

330 East State Street

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