October 2016

All Tuesday dances are at Grove Haus, 1001 Hosbrook St, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Tuesday dances begin at 7:45 pm, with a beginner’s lesson at 7:30 pm
Tuesday Admission: $5-10

Tuesday, October 4th
Convolution (with Mark Conway) with Bob Duffy calling

Tuesday, October 11th
Baba Yaga’s Stew with Trevor DeWitt calling

Tuesday, October 18th
The Kitchen Sink with Ryan Smith calling

Friday October 21-Sunday October 23 at Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ
Gypsy Moon Ball with Party of Three, Mulberry Street, Cis Hinkle and Bradley Smith

Tuesday, October 25th
Dianna and Friends with Adam Nichols calling

October 4th
Convolution (with Mark Conway) with Bob Duffy calling
Local caller Bob Duffy brings his long-time experience and interesting dances to the tunes of Dianna Davis and Ben Smith (Convolution), joined by Mark Conway.
October 11th
Baba Yaga’s Stew with Trevor DewittWith Lucia Thomas on fiddle and banjo and Dianna Davis on piano and clarinet, Baba Yaga’s Stew draws from Eastern European Music and beyond. Trevor DeWitt is an experienced clogging dancer and instructor and will bring his unique talent to the stage.
October 18th
The Kitchen Sink with Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith, our friend from Cincinnati, comes to Indy to bring his very special talents while he calls to the tunes of The Kitchen Sink. The Kitchen Sink is our very own MaryRose Minnich with Matt Willman and Chris Wood from Cincy. We will be delighted and entertained and of course, there will be much dancing.
October 25th
Dianna and Friends with Adam Nichols calling

Dianna brings some of her friends to the stage to play for Indy Contra’s Board President Adam Nichols calling. Make sure to come dance to this fun combo.
October 21-23 GYPSY MOON BALL
Party of Three and Mulberry Street, two great bands!
Callers Cis Hinkle and Bradley Smith!!

Come join us for the final Gypsy Moon Ball, as Indy Contra will be shaking things up a bit and bringing an all new great dance weekend for 2017.Registration is live at:

Register Online for Hoosier Partner

Deadline for discount pricing and tee-shirts is October 11.Party of Three brings together three musicians from diverse musical backgrounds who share a depth of experience playing for dancing. Combining high energy Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle music with Latin and Funk influenced piano and drum grooves, Party of Three has been enthusiastically received by dancers across the mid-atlantic and northeast. Members include Lilly Pearlman on fiddle, Neil Pearlman on piano, mandolin and banjo, and Joe De Paolo on drums, doumbek and bodhran.

Mulberry Street, made up of Ben Hemmendinger (accordion), Perin Ellsworth-Heller (fiddle) and Kristen Planeaux (piano and percussion) play a mix of traditional, modern, and original compositions with a lush and richly textured sound. Fierce, soaring fiddle and pulsing accordion swing and harmonize around persuasive piano grooves, accented by driving foot percussion and hand drumming. We draw influences from many well-worn avenues (and some odd little alleys), mixing our love for what’s come before with our urge to explore and create.

Cis Hinkle has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances.

Bradley Smith of Louisville brings his humor and interesting dances to delight and enchant us all.