Sunday, August 26, 2012

Contratopia 2012-2013

OK, so it's been four months. We've always said that things are slow around here in the summer. While this has been a very dry season water-wise (causing farmer Erik no end of concern and extra labor) it has actually been a very active one musically.

All the members of Contratopia have been busy with weddings, special events, camps and dances since last April. We even managed to all be together to play for a memorable wedding reception in June outside of Maiden Rock, WI. (I think this was the first time ever that Contratopia was able to convene in the month of June.)

So, going forward (as they love to say in business and politics) what's in store for the 2012-2013 season?

At this point it our tentative schedule looks something like this:
  • Harvest Stomp dance in Northfield on Friday October 19, 2012
  • Sat. night contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center on Dec. 15, 2012
  • Sat. night contra dance in Decorah, Iowa sometime in mid-January, 2013
  • Sat. night contra dance at Tapestry sometime in Feb., 2013
  • Winter Stomp dance in Northfield sometime in Feb., 2013
  • Friday night contra at Glen Echo, MD on March 1, 2013
  • Sat. night contra in Shepherdstown, WV on March 2, 2013
  • Waltz Time afternoon dance at Glen Echo on March 3, 2013 (we've got our fingers crossed)
  • Sunday night contra at Glen Echo on March 3, 2013
  • Sat. night contra at Tapestry sometime in April or May, 2013
We'll keep you informed as these tentative dates and events become more firm and we hope to see you somewhere along the way!