Palmetto Bug Stomp was awesome!!! April 11-13, 2014
Mark your calendars for NEXT YEAR : April 10-12, 2015
with Nils Fredland and ELIXIR!!
Plus dance workshops, musicians' jams, housing with locals, and a Sunday beach party!
Bands: Synchopaths, Contraforce, Hungry Monks and Good Foot
Callers: Keith Cornett Eustis and Kathy Anderson
Sound: Rick Wartzok and Keith Thomas, Mountain Sound Services
Dance Location: Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle in North Charleston, SC
Driving directions: Arriving in Charleston on I-26, take the I-526 exit (exit 212 B-C) toward Savannah/Mt Pleasant. Merge onto I- 526 East via Exit 212-C on the left toward Mt Pleasant. Take the N. Rhett Ave exit, Exit 19. Turn right onto N Rhett Ave. N. Rhett Ave will come to the large Park Circle rotary or roundabout in less than one mile. Turn right on to Park Circle and drive around the circle about three-quarters of the way until you see the sign on your left for Felix Davis Community Center. Turn in and park. There is only one building inside Park Circle and that is the dance hall!
Registration and Check-in begins at 6:30 pm Friday. Dance begins at 7 pm!
Friday, April 11
6:30 pm Registration opens
7:00-10:45 Welcome Contra with the Syncopaths, Kathy Anderson and Keith Eustis
Saturday, April 12
9:00-10:00 Wake up Yoga with Lisa McQuade. Bring a mat if you have one. (Side room)
9:30-12:00 Contra Dance with the Hungry Monks and Kathy calling Smooth-as-butter contras and hot squares12:00-2:00 Lunch on your own and workshops/jam session
12:00-1:00 Keith Eustis – Flourishes and when to use them. How to be everyone’s favorite dance partner (Main hall)
12:00–1:00 Terry Doyle – Flatfooting plus a bit of twirling. Introduction to Appalachian Flatfoot dancing. Learn to use your feet to make sounds and rhythms and actually become part of the music and the band. It's aerobic and fun and can be incorporated into your contra dancing. (Side room)
1:00-1:50 Musicians’ jam with Bart Saylor (Lobby or outside)
1:00-1:50 Swing dance with Rob Papa. Swing instruction followed by open dance (Side room)
2:00-5:00 Contra Dance with Contraforce and Keith calling advanced contras/no walk-through/medleys and dances with a twist
5:00-7:00 Dinner on your own NOTE: WE MUST CLEAR THE BLDG DURING THIS TIME
7:00-10:45 Bug Stomp Ball with the Syncopaths, Kathy and Keith
Sunday, April 13
9:00-10:00 – Wake up Yoga with Lisa McQuade Bring a mat if you have one. (Side room)
9:30–11:00 Brunch and Waltzing with Good Foot (9:30-10 -waltz workshop by Rob Papa; 10-11 open waltz)
11:30–2:30 Farewell Contra with the Syncopaths, Kathy and Keith calling
3:30–until Beach party at Saylors’ house on Isle of Palms (locals please bring a covered dish)
(Schedule subject to change)
What to bring: A water fountain and water coolers are provided. It’s always a good idea to bring your own water bottle. Also bring a magnet if you have one for your dance button.
Snacks: As usual, we will provide delicious fresh fruits to hydrate you during the breaks.
Restaurants: A list of local restaurants will be available at the dance.
Give & Get Contra Clothing Exchange: Bring in your old contra clothes or shoes to recycle. If you see something that fits, help yourself!
Also happening in Charleston on Sunday, April 13:
6:00 pm – Circular Congregational Church Jazz Vespers with Contraforce (free, donation)150 Meeting Street, downtown http://www.circularchurch.org/
6:00-10:00 pm – Tango Milonga with Charleston Argentine Tango Society at Joe Pasta, 428 King Street (corner of King and John) https://www.facebook.com/groups/141687102929/ No charge. We support our hosts through purchase of dinner.
We’ll see you on April 11, 12 and 13 for the Palmetto Bug Stomp at Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle in North Charleston. We’re looking forward to another great dance weekend in Charleston – Thanks for coming to be a part of it!
Video from Palmetto Bug Stomp 2011
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