Contradance presents the 2019 ‘Rooty Toot Hallabaloo!

Contradance presents the 2019 ‘Rooty Toot Hallabaloo!Pictured, is Eileen Nicholson Kalfass (fiddle). Provided photo.

Tioga County Contradance is pleased to announce its 2019 Rooty Toot Hallabaloo community dance event on Sunday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Don’t miss this special All Star band featuring the Eileen Nicholson Kalfass (fiddle), John Wobus (keyboards), and Curt Osgood (hammered dulcimer). The special guest is caller Joyce Rossback, from West Virginia.  

This is the perfect opportunity to bring some food and friends to share.

The dance will be held on at the Countryside Community Center, located at 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd. in Owego, N.Y. All dances will be taught and prompted before dancing begins. 

Contradance presents the 2019 ‘Rooty Toot Hallabaloo!

This is a fundraising event, to keep the 2019 Contradance programs going. Donations will be accepted.

The term contradance is derived from “country dance.” The contradance is related to English country dancing and square dancing. Like square dancing, contradancing is done to a walking step and is easy to learn. 

A folk dance, it historically involves people of all ages. The caller teaches each dance during a “walkthrough,” allowing even beginning dancers to feel comfortable. 

Beginners and families are welcome. Bring friends, family, or come by yourself.

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