dance trance 2018


Dance Trance 2018 - Lexington KY - Contra Dance Weekend

Featuring Toss the Possum with callers Gaye Fifer and Liz Natter

Fri-Sun, Jun 8-10, 2018


Dance Trance is a contra dance weekend in Lexington, KY, produced by the Lexington Traditional Dance Association. For 2018 we have the 23rd annual Dance Trance. See Dance Trance and Swing Shift archive for past performers.

Location - Dance Trance is held at Morton Middle School, 1225 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington KY. Some workshops are held at nearby Barbara Ann's School of Dance. (Click on links for Google maps.)

Registration and Housing with Local Dancers - Dance Trance 2018 flyer PDF includes registration and housing information.

Questions to Michael French at 859-552-5433 or

Friday, June 8, 2018

8:00p-9:30p - contra dance with Liz Natter and Toss the Possum
10:00p-11:30p - contra dance with Gaye Fifer and Toss the Possum

Saturday, June 9, 2018

  Morton Gym Morton Foyer Morton Classroom Barbara Ann's Upstairs Barbara Ann's Downstairs
9:45a - 11:00a Waltz Workshop
leaders - Michael French, Barbara Ramlow
band - Nathan Wilson, Beth Sanders
    Tango Workshop
leaders - Jan Pearce, Bob Fairchild

Introduction to Argentine Tango.
Yoga Workshop
leader - Ami Blue
11:15a - 12:30p Contra Dance
leader - Gaye Fifer
band - Tom Turino, Art Mize, Shannon Arnold, Andy Brown

Flowing Contras
  Percussion Workshop
leader - Ed Butler

Drumming to Keep the Dancers Dancing
Blues Workshop
leader - Rob Zisette

Getting Down with the Blues
Singing Workshop
leader - Miranda Brown

Learn and sing 19th-century Shaker songs about love and community. We will learn in the traditional "knee-to-knee" sing and repeat style in a welcoming environment. No experience required!
12:30p - 1:30p Recorded Music Drum Circle
leader - Joyce Thomas

Bring a drum if you can, or use one of ours.
1:30p - 3:00p Couples Dance
band - Nathan Wilson, Beth Sanders
Musicians Jam Session
leader - Laura Zisette
Caller Workshop
leader - Gaye Fifer

For any level of experience - choosing dances, programming an evening, communicating with the band, teaching clearly, reading a crowd, practice if there is time.
English Country Dance
caller - Terry Terry
band - Perry County Ramblers
3:15p - 5:15p Contra Dance
caller - Cary Ravitz
band - Tom Turino, Art Mize, Shannon Arnold, Andy Brown

7:00p-7:45p - couples dance with recorded music
8:00p-11:30p - contra dance with Gaye Fifer and Toss the Possum

Sunday, June 10, 2018

10:30a-11:45a - waltz with Toss the Possum
12:00p-3:00p - contra dance with Gaye Fifer and Toss the Possum

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