LOTSA June News

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We had about a half dozen LOTSA folks head to idyllic Helvetia, West Virginia a couple weeks ago for Dare to be Square: three days and two nights of learning, jamming, dancing, and having an all-‘round grand time. More, and nearer, Dare to be Square weekends are on the horizon, and they are not to be missed. Save the date for Dare to be Square Nashville, Oct 1–4.

Plenty of dancing coming up in the near future, folks:

Old time jam led by Harry Bickel every Thursday evening at Danny Mac’s Pizza.

Contra dancing with the Louisville Country Dancers every Monday evening at Highlands Community Campus.

Louisville Sacred Harp Singing will not be meeting during the summer.

Friday, June 12th

Square Dance at White Pine Wilderness Academy with the New Hoosier Broadcasters, Alex Udis calling

Come on back to the White Pine Wilderness Academy for another night of squares and other types of social dancing!

Alexander Sings himself is coming up from Louisville to call.

The New Hoosier Broadcasters will be knocking out more Old Time foot stompin tunes.

Doors and beginner lesson at 8:00
Dance at 8:30

White Pine Wilderness Academy
841 W 53rd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

$5-$10 sliding scale suggested donation.
Don’t have it? Come anyways!

See the Facebook event for more details.

Thursday, June 18th

Third Thursday
Hoedown in Germantown

featuring the JamVets
with LOTSA callers calling

Louisville Old Time Squares Association (LOTSA) presents our Third Thursday Hoedown in Germantown, an old-time square dance social!

Comb your hair & button your shoe,
Promenade to the Amvets post, say “ooh.”
Chase the rabbit, chase the ‘coon,
Chase that big boy all thru June.

The JamVets playing the tunes.
Alex Udis and Chet Gray of LOTSA calling the dances.

Doors open at 7pm with jamming in the bar
Beginners dance workshop around 7:30pm
DANCING 8–10:30pm

Come one, come all, EVERYONE! ALL ages. ALL levels of experience.

$5 at the door (veterans, youth, & volunteers free)

AMVETS Post 9 & Danny Mac’s Pizza
1567 S Shelby St
Louisville, KY 40217

JamVets are our own Louisville-based band of Old Time musicians, who call the Amvets post home every Thursday night. When they start playing in the game room, its hard not to start tapping your foot to their tunes. Led by Harry Bickel on banjo, there’ll be several of these musicians adding their unique style to each dance.

Chet Gray and Alex Udis of LOTSA will anchor a set of open calling. Got that patter down? Always wanted to get on that stage and call a dance? Well, this is a great opportunity and audience for that. We love local talent and would love to have you call a dance. Sign up on the Facebook event or at the dance, or just snatch that mic from us (well, maybe not that…)

All dances TAUGHT. No experience necessary. No one is required to dance. It is a SOCIAL event. Predominantly simple and traditional southern figures. No dress code, No partner needed. Anyone can dance with ANYONE regardless of gender.

Wanna JAM? Harry Bickel’s old time music jam is in the bar, beginning at 7pm. Bring your instrument to participate in the all level jam! No cover if you’re just going to jam, but please enter through Danny Mac’s main door.

See the Facebook event or the Meetup event for more details, or if you’d like to volunteer to help set up, work the door, or clean up (and get into the dance for free!)

Friday, June 19th

Third Friday Square Dance in the Streets of Vernon with the Ohio River Rounders, Alex Udis calling

Come on down for the 3rd Friday Dance in Vernon!

The Ohio River Rounders will be knocking down the tunes and Alexander Sings will be calling out the moves!

Dance starts at 7:00
Dancing will be on Brown St in the center of Vernon, IN
This event is free and open to the public.

See the Facebook event for more details.

Saturday, May 16th

Louisville Country Dancers Third Saturday contra dance with Buzzstep, Mark Richardson calling

A lesson for beginners is available and starts promptly at 7:30 PM.

Admission is $5 under 30, $8 for ages 30 and over. If this is your first time, admission is free.

If you have not danced with with in a while please note the new location.

Highlands Community Campus
1228 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40204

See the Louisville Country Dancers website or the Facebook event for more details.

Saturday, June 27th–Thursday, July 2nd

Cumberland Dance Week

Cumberland Dance Week is looking for a few more young, energetic dancers to join our work crew. $250 covers room, board, daytime classes, and evening dances. Crew members will arrive early on the first day of camp (Saturday, June 27) and stay late on the last day (Thursday, July 2) to put up and take down lights, acoustic panels, quilts, signs, and do other similar projects. They’ll also spend about two hours during the week doing odd jobs for the facility – e.g., picking up sticks and trash, painting a wall. Come dance to the calling of Seth Tepfer, Diane Silver, Lauren Peckman, and others and the music of the Coffee Zombies! Questions? Email kbp@cumberlanddanceweek.org

Space is also available at the regular work exchange rate of $450 and the full adult rate of $575. Children’s rates are much lower. Don’t dally – camp starts in 23 days!

See the Cumberland Dance Week website or the Facebook event for more details.


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