Here’s a summary of our February dance plans. It’s also time for us to hold elections for board members, so if you’re interested in helping with contra, please volunteer!

February 3, Deb Shebish and Johnandrew Bellner are back in Indiana! These married musicians bring energetic old time and Irish dance music. Between the two of them, they have played with pretty much all the folk musicians in town – come out and dance to them and you’ll see why! Rhonda K. Minnich, who’s also responsible for many of the great recent photographs on our website & facebook, will call.

February 10, caller Michael Fuerst visits from Urbana, IL, and we’ll have fiddle and guitar by Emily Ann and Kelly Thompson, one of our favorite Indy bands.

February 17, Indy’s all-girl contra dance band The Spinels is back! Dianna Davis on clarinet and accordion, Katie Burk (fiddle) and Allie Burbrink (banjo) from the Whipstitch Sallies, Jill Moore on guitar, and Juliet Port on bass. They’ll be rockin’ it out at the Grove Haus for your Mardi Gras festivities! Adam Nichols will call the dances – come dance the night away! Here’s a video of The Spinels playing for our dance several years ago:

February 24 brings Dugan Murphy visiting from Maine! Dugan was a favorite Cincinnati caller, during his too brief time in the midwest and will doubtless bring excitement (and a carload of friends). If for no other reason, you should come to see what Dugan wears! Music is by Convolution – Ben Smith and Dianna Davis from Indianapolis plus guest musician Kristen Planeaux from Cincinnati.

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