Western String Band to host contra dance Saturday night at Highlandville School
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:04 AM
The Western Home String Band will close out the spring dance season with a lively contra dance Saturday, May 4.
Bill Deutsch will teach and call the dance, which will be held at the historic Highlandville Schoolhouse north of Decorah.
Basic walking dance moves will be taught at 7:30, and the dance begins at 8. Admission is $7, with kids 12 and under free. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing.
The Western Home String Band features experienced players and those who are learning the style. Participants will dance to fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo, Irish drum and other acoustic instruments playing reels, jigs and a few waltzes.
Instructor Bill Deutsch has been playing and calling contra dances in Iowa for many years, and each dance will be taught and called. Beginners are welcome.