Flourish Workshop - Saturday at 1:30 pm
Taught by Eria Auguste and Amelia Lindsay-Kaufman
Amelia started contra dancing in Carrboro, North Carolina and has spent nine years regularly traveling to contra events along the entire East Coast. In addition to contra, she has experience in blues, fusion, west coast swing, and tango.
Eria's love of contra dancing began when she was only nine years old at Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp. Since then she has practiced multiple other styles of partner dance including English country, square, blues, west coast swing, fusion, and others. Three years ago, she founded Charm City Blues Dance in her hometown of Baltimore, where she also currently organizes fusion dance events.
Eria and Amelia utilize their diverse dance backgrounds to integrate new ideas into progressive folk dancing. Their recent series of contra flourish workshops at the local Baltimore dance was met with enthusiasm, and videos summarizing their workshops have become widely watched throughout contra dance communities across the country. As a team, Amelia and Eria aim to teach contra dancers how to access creativity safely and smoothly, getting everyone to the right place at the right time with flair.
In this contra flourish workshop they will teach a set of new flourishes, including some that are popular in other styles of dance but have not become widely known in contra (yet!), and will focus on helping dancers build the ability to improvise flourishes along a theme.
Storytelling - Saturday at 3:30 pm
By Sandy Parks
"Once Upon a Time... because you know all good stories start with once upon a time..."
Local story-teller Sandy Parks will once again entertain us on Saturday afternoon while we sip some hot cocoa. Sandy has been an active member of the SVCD community for many years and currently serves on the SVCD Board. Her storytelling is well-known and beloved.
For more information about Sandy, check out this website:
Swing Dance Workshops
We are thrilled to team up with our local swing dance group to offer two swing dance workshops. Nick Gardner, Caroline Clymer, Moriah Hurst, and Marina Stevenson will be leading sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning, offering beginner and intermediate swing dance lessons.
Check out the HarriSwingburg Facebook Page for more details about the group.
Photo of Nick Gardner and Caroline Clymer by DBE Photography.
Who Dreamt That Up? - Contra Workshop
Taught by Sarah VanNorstrand
Dances that have shaken up the contra choreography world in some fashion. Whether the first of its kind, or a reimagining of an old favorite, these dances feature the creativity and continual shifting of the contra scene.
For more information about Sarah, check out her website: sarahcallsdances.com
Sunday Morning Singalong
With Sally Mae Foster
Sally Mae Foster has a unique blend of Folk and Americana songwriting. She will perform for us on Saturday evening and lead a singalong workshop Sunday morning. For more about Sally Mae, please see her website: https://www.sallymaefoster.com/