Pentwyned3lease join Entwyned & Bob Duffy for an evening of lovely contra dancing to Celtic & Old Time live music!

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Gypsy Moon Ball

Dancers, if you can help with just one GMB task the board would really appreciate it! Projects include: staff the welcome table for an hour, setup/cleanup, keep the snack table stocked, and bring treats (brunch foods for Sunday, sweet & salty snacks Friday & Saturday nights). Please contact any board member or email indycontra@gmail.com if you can help!

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GMB 2014 schedule

Here’s the “final” Gypsy Moon Ball 2014 schedule:

Friday (10/24):
8 p.m. to midnight – Contra dance with Mean Lids & Dana Parkinson

Saturday (10/25):
10 – 10:50 a.m. – Intermediate waltz with Lauren Peckman, OR Feel good yoga for dancers with Lisa Reeves

11 – 11:50 a.m. – Dancing musically with Matt Turino (of Mean Lids), OR Contra dance calling with Dana

12 noon -1 p.m. – Fancy flourishes with Dana & The Ripples, OR Band workshop with Ben Smith & Miriam Larson (of Mean Lids)

1 – 1:50 p.m. Lunch Break

2 – 3:15 p.m. - Funky fresh contras with Lauren &  Mean Lids

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - It’s all About the Flow contras with Dana & The Ripples

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. - Formations For-schmations contras with Lauren & The Ripples

5:30 – 7 p.m. – Dinner. Hall closed. Change into costumes!

7 – 7:45 p.m. – Couple dances with Mean Lids

8:00 – 10 p.m. – Contra with Lauren & The Ripples
8:30 – Costume contest judging. Music by The Ripples, judging by Mean Lids, parade by Dana & Lauren.

10:15 p.m. – midnight – Contra with Dana & Mean Lids

midnight- ? Party at Doug & Fiona’s

Sunday (10/26):
10:30 – 11 a.m. – brunch & waltz to recorded music

11 a.m. – noon – brunch & waltz with live music by Dianna Davis & Kristen Planeaux

12 – 3:30 p.m. – contra with Dana & Mean Lids



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October 14th we feature Emily Ann and Kelly Thompson playing Irish, Scottish, and Canadian dance tunes, and a new to us caller, Neal Schlein!

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later this month:

Gypsy Moon Ball, our annual contra dance weekend, is Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. We have more than eighteen hours of dancing arranged, with music by the Mean Lids and The Ripples. Details & registration are on our GMB 2014 page. Info about our location, Zion EUCC,  is here.  Here’s Dana Parkinson calling to the Mean Lids:

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10389489_10152384037787833_6251912042942927629_nLouisville sends us a carload of talent for our October 7th dance! Susan Moffett will call to music by Tom Cunningham & Ben Andrews: Tom plays fiddle, guitar, and mandolin with bands like the Coffee Zombies & Hot Club of Derbytown. Ben plays guitar with groups like Gyps-y DeVille.

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10557325_10152330243277833_8802779616559758315_nWe have music by Convolution (Dianna Davis & Ben Smith) with Mario, and calling by Josiah Roberts for September 30th.

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September 23 Open Calling

Em-MadisonOn September 23 we feature the Emily Ann Thompson band, with “open calling” led by Adam Nichols. We welcome new and novice callers to give it a try, and experienced callers to do just one or two and spend the rest of the evening dancing! Please contact Adam Nichols to get on the schedule; or at least arrive early.


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On September 16 we feature music by Convolution (“only” Ben Smith and Dianna Davis, who often have third musician join in — we miss you Vickie!). Bradley Smith and Michelle Fulton share the evening’s calling.

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10615993_10152384037102833_2428810935478034214_nSeptember 9th we feature Bob Duffy, longtime Indianapolis caller, and music by LEDfoot.

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