January 5 – Deb Shebish and Johnandrew Bellner with Adam Nichols

January 12 – Sunday Night Swing (band) with Rhonda Minnich; & Advancing Your Dancing workshop with Elizabeth
Join Indy Contra in its new workshop series on January 12 and 19 in the New Year! Workshops start at 7pm (sharp!) before the Tuesday night contra dance and is free.

Join Elizabeth as we play with ways to communicate personality, musicality, and ideas, in order to have an enjoyable experience with your partner and the entire dance hall.

You can come to one or both of the workshops – they will include different material at each one.

January 19 LEDfoot & Advancing Your Dancing workshop 2 with Elizabeth
Elizabeth Quay is an experienced dance teacher with the swing dance and contra community and we are excited that she will be teaching at our first workshop series! It’s free and starts at 7pm on the dot. You need not have attended last week’s session to come.

January 26 Convolution

January 31, Coffee Zombies and Darlene Underwood Sunday afternoon dance
2 – 5 p.m.
Admission $10 (25 & up), $5 (15 – 24), or free (14 & under).
The Coffee Zombies have rocked dancers from California to the New York island, and from Austin to Wisconsin. Based in Louisville, KY, Tom Cunningham’s swing, old-time and bluegrass backgrounds influence his fiddle and guitar playing. Drawing on her passion for Roma gypsy, Celtic and Balkan dance music, Dianna Davis brings her keyboard, accordion, clarinet and foot percussion playing from Indianapolis, IN. Playing percussion and guitar, Louisvillian Bob Douglas infuses the band with years of experience in world beat, punk and prog rock. The Coffee Zombies’ sound incorporates original tunes based on rock, classical and folk styles, as well as traditional and modern dance tunes. Combined with their hard-driving rhythmic base, their sound makes everyone want to dance.

Darlene Underwood, a well-known caller not only in her home dance community of Cincinnati, but throughout the midwest and east coast, will be calling our afternoon of contras. You always know Darlene is in the room with her unlimited supply of energy and her fabulous spirit. As always, she will have a great program of dances to match the Coffee Zombies rockin tunes.

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