Contratopia: a Gig History


2016/2017 Season: When & Where

October 21, 2016
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the Northfield Ballroom in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)(w/Robin Nelson calling)

October 22, 2016
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with caller David Kirchner)

October 28, 2016
"A Contratopia Cornucopia" at the Courtyard & Cellar in Decorah, IA. A concert with food, part of the Water Street Music Series (7:00-9:30)

February 11, 2017
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with caller Beau Farmer)

March 17-19, 2017
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2017 (w/Ted Hodapp calling):
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD (March 17);
Annapolis Contra Dance, Annapolis, MD (March 18);
Waltz Time Sunday Afternoon Dance, Glen Echo, MD (March 19)
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance, Glen Echo, MD (March 19)

April 1, 2017
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/caller Ted Hodapp)


2015/2016 Season: When & Where

August 21, 2015
Concert at the ArtHaus Studio Courtyard in Decorah, IA (7:00-9:00, $10 adult, $8 student)

October 23, 2015
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)(w/Robin Nelson calling)

November 21, 2015
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with Tim Reese on fiddle and caller David Kirchner)

December 12, 2015
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Robin Nelson calling)

February 20, 2016
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Ted Hodapp calling)

April 8-10, 2016
6th Annual Call of the Loon Dance Weekend at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Wild Asparagus & Sue Hulsether)

April 22, 2016
Earth Day Stomp! contra dance in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)(w/Robin Nelson calling)

June 11, 2016
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Tim Reese on fiddle)


2014/2015 Season: When & Where

October 24, 2014
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)(w/Robin Nelson calling)

November 8, 2014
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Beau Farmer calling)

January 17, 2015
Afternoon Waltz session (4:00-6:00, waltz lesson at 3:30) & Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/David Kirchner calling)

January 18, 2015
House concert in Minneapolis (2:00, contact the band for details)

February 20, 2015 (Friday)
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)(w/Robin Nelson calling)

February 26 - March 1, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2015 (w/Ted Hodapp calling):
Thursday Night Contra Dance in Glenside, PA, Glenside, PA (Feb. 26);
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD (Feb. 27);
Richmond Contra Dance, Richmond, VA (Feb. 28);
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance, Glen Echo, MD (March 1st) [dance cancelled by ice storm, played small private house dance instead]

April 17, 2015
Northfield Earth Day Community Contra Dance at the Armory in downtown Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30: w/Robin Nelson calling and Linda Breitag on fiddle)

May 2, 2015
Contra dance at the Elks Lodge in downtown Decorah, Iowa (w/Ted Hodapp calling)(Dance at 8:00)


2013/2014 Season: When & Where

September 7, 2013
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Beau Farmer calling and Ehler Orngard on fiddle)

October 4, 2013
Minnesota Country Dance Weekend at Sokol Hall in St. Paul, MN (w/David Millstone calling)

October 18, 2013
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)

January 25, 2014
Contra dance and Contratopia concert at the Elks Lodge in downtown Decorah, Iowa (w/Ted Hodapp calling)(Concert at 7:00 dance at 8:00)(map to Elks here)

February 21, 2014 (Friday)
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30)

February 28 - March 2, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2014 (w/Ted Hodapp calling):
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD (Feb. 28);
Shepherdstown Music and Dance Contra Dance, Shepherdstown, WV (March 1st);
Waltz Time Sunday Afternoon Dance, Glen Echo, MD (March 2nd)
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance, Glen Echo, MD (March 2nd)

March 22, 2014
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 26, 2014
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN


2012/2013 Season: When & Where

October 19, 2012
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

December 15, 2012
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/David Kirchner calling)

January 19, 2013
Contra dance and Contratopia concert at the Elks Lodge in downtown Decorah, Iowa (w/Ted Hodapp calling)(Concert at 7:00 dance at 8:00)(map to Elks here)

February 9, 2013
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center (w/Ted Hodapp calling), Minneapolis, MN

February 22, 2013
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (w/Robin Nelson calling)(find info and join the event on Facebook)

March 1-3, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2013 (w/Ted Hodapp calling):
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD (1st);
Shepherdstown Music and Dance Contra Dance, Shepherdstown, WV (2nd);
Waltz Time Sunday Afternoon Dance, Glen Echo, MD (3rd)
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance, Glen Echo, MD (3rd)

April 19, 2013
5th Annual Northfield Earth Day Community Contra Dance at West Gym, Division Street/Highway 19 (just north of 2nd Street East) in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30: w/Robin Nelson calling and Ehler Orngard on fiddle)

April 20, 2013
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center , Minneapolis, MN (w/Beau Farmer calling)

July 6, 2013
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center , Minneapolis, MN (rare mid-summer Contratopia gathering w/Ted Hodapp calling and guest fiddler Tim Reese)


2011/2012 Season: When & Where

October 21, 2011
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

November 12, 2011
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 21, 2012
Contra dance and Contratopia concert at the Elks Lodge in downtown Decorah, Iowa (Concert at 7:00 dance at 8:00, w/Robin Nelson calling)(map to Elks here)

January 28, 2012
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center (w/Ted Hodapp calling), Minneapolis, MN

February 17, 2012
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (info here on Facebook)

March 10, 2012
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center (w/Ted Hodapp calling & Linda Breitag on fiddle), Minneapolis, MN

March 22-25, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2012 (w/Ted Hodapp calling & Linda Breitag on fiddle):
Thursday Night Contra Dance in Glenside, PA (22nd);
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD (23rd);
Frederick, Maryland Contra Dance(24th);
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance, Glen Echo, MD (25th)

April 13-15, 2012
2nd Annual Call of the Loon Weekend at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

May 12, 2012
Private event near Afton, MN

June 23, 2012
Wedding dance near Maiden Rock, WI


2010/2011 Season: When & Where

Oct. 1, 2010 (w/Linda Breitag on fiddle)
Contra dance at The Minnesota Country Dance Weekend, Sokol Hall, St. Paul, MN

October 22, 2010
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

October 23, 2010
Private wedding dance near Maiden Rock, WI

November 20, 2010
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 15, 2011
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 22, 2011
Contra dance and Contratopia concert at the Elks Lodge in downtown Decorah, Iowa (concert at 7:00, dance at 8:00 w/caller David Kirchner)

February 18, 2011
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

April 8-10, 2011
1st Annual Call of the Loon Weekend at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with caller Carol Ormand!)

April 29, 2011
Northfield contra dance at the Northfield Ballroom just north of Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Beau Farmer calling and Linda Breitag on fiddle [Ken Steffenson subbed for Linda])

May 4, 2011
Private wedding dance near Decorah, Iowa


2009/2010 Season: When & Where

October 23, 2009
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

November 14, 2009
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 9, 2010
Contra dance (7:30-11:30 w/David Kirchner calling) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

February 19, 2010
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

March 4-7, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2008 (w/Ted Hodapp):
Thursday Night Contra Dance in Glenside, PA (4th);
The Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD (5th);
Shepherdstown Music and Dance Contra Dance, Shepherdstown, WV (6th);
Waltz Time Sunday Afternoon Dance, Glen Echo, MD
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance, Glen Echo, MD (7th)

March 27, 2010
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 23, 2010
Earth Day Dance at the Armory in downtown Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30, w/Linda Breitag on fiddle & Robin Nelson calling)

April 24, 2010
Contra dance (7:30-11:30 w/Robin Nelson calling) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN


2008/2009 Season: When & Where

August 26, 2008 (w/Linda Breitag on fiddle)
Contra dance as part of the Nine Nights of Music at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN (6:30-8:00 p.m., Robin Nelson calling)

Oct. 3, 2008 (w/Linda Breitag on fiddle)
Contra dance at The Minnesota Country Dance Weekend, Sokol Hall, St. Paul, MN

October 24, 2008
Northfield Harvest Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (7:00-10:30 w/Robin Nelson calling)

November 22, 2008
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 17, 2009
Mostly Waltz (3:00-5:00) & Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 23-25, 2009
8th Annual Wintergreen Dance Weekend in Bozeman, Montana (w/Cis Hinkle calling)

February 20, 2009
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance at the armory in Northfield, MN (Robin Nelson calling)

February 21, 2009
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (Carol Ormand calling)

March 21, 2009 (w/Linda Breitag on fiddle)
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (Beau Farmer calling)

April 18, 2009
Mostly Waltz (afternoon) & Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (Ted Hodapp calling)

April 24, 2009 (w/Linda Breitag on fiddle)
Earth Day Dance at Carleton College in Northfield, MN (Robin Nelson calling)


2007/2008 Season: When & Where

October 26, 2007
Contra dance in Northfield, MN (details to follow)

January 12, 2008
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

February 22, 2008
Contra dance in Northfield, MN (w/Robin Nelson)

February 23, 2008
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Robin Nelson)

March 15, 2008
Afternoon Mostly Waltz (3:00-5:00) & evening Contra dance (7:30-11:30 w/Robin Nelson) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 3-6, 2008
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2008 (w/Ted Hodapp): Glenside, PA (3rd); Glen Echo, MD (4th); Shepherdstown, WV (5th);
Glen Echo, MD (6th, afternoon waltz & evening contra)

April 28, 2008
Earth Day Contra dance at Carleton College in Northfield, MN (w/ Linda Breitag on fiddle and Robin Nelson calling)

May 3, 2008
Contra dance at the Highlandville Schoolhouse, north of Decorah, IA (w/ David Kirchner calling)


2006/2007 Season: When & Where

November 17-19, 2006
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2006 (w/Ted Hodapp): Glen Echo, MD(17th); Bluemont, VA(18th); Glen Echo, MD(19th, afternoon waltz/evening contra)

January 20, 2007
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

January 26-28, 2007
6th Annual Wintergreen Dance Weekend

February 23, 2007
Northfield Winter Stomp! contra dance (7:00-10:30) at the Northfield Armory in Northfield, MN (with Robin Nelson calling)

February 24, 2007
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with Robin Nelson calling)

March 24, 2007
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with Robin Nelson calling)

April 21, 2007
Northfield Earth Day Contra Dance (7:00-10:30) at Severance Hall, Carleton College, Northfield, MN (with Frederick Park calling)

April 28, 2007
Contra dance (7:30-11:30) at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (with Ted Hodapp calling)

May 5, 2007
Contra dance at the Highlandville Schoolhouse, north of Decorah, IA (with Sue Hulsether calling)


2005/2006 Season: When & Where

September 10-11, 2005
Central Iowa Traditional Dance & Music Weekend, Ames, Iowa

September 30, 2005
Minnesota Country Dance Weekend, Sokol Hall, St. Paul, MN (w/Linda Breitag on fiddle)

October 28, 2005
Contra dance at the Highlandville Schoolhouse, north of Decorah, IA (w/Ted Hodapp calling)

November 3-6, 2005
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2005 (w/Ted Hodapp): Glenside, PA(3rd); Glen Echo, MD(4th); Shepherdstown, WV(5th); Glen Echo, MD(6th, afternoon waltz, evening contra)

January 14, 2006
Mostly Waltz (3:00-6:00)and Contra (7:30-11:30) dances at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

February 25, 2006
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

March 25, 2006
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 8, 2006
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

May 6, 2006
Contra dance at the Highlandville Schoolhouse, north of Decorah, IA


2004/2005 Season: When & Where

September 18, 2004
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

November 6, 2004
First Saturday Contra dance at Odd Fellows Hall, corner of Raymond and Hampden Aves., St. Paul, MN (8:00)

November 20, 2004
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

Feb. 4-7, 2005
Waffle House Tour 2005: Atlanta, GA (4th & 6th); Huntsville, AL (5th); Knoxville, TN (7th)

February 26, 2005
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Ted Hodapp)

April 23, 2005
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

May 7, 2005
Contra dance at the Highlandville School House, north of Decorah, Iowa.


2003/2004 Season: When & Where
 

September 12-14, 2003
Seventh Annual Central Iowa Traditional Dance & Music Weekend, Ames, Iowa

December 5, 2003
Contra dance, Grinnell, Iowa (free admission, public invited, w/Sue Hulsether calling)7-10:30 at Davis Elementary School

December 20, 2003
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN (w/Ted Hodapp calling)

January 28-February 1, 2004
Mid-Atlantic Tour 2004 (w/Ted Hodapp): Baltimore, MD(28th); Glenside, PA(29th); Glen Echo, MD(30th); Shepherdstown, WV(31st, workshop and dance); Glen Echo, MD(Feb. 1, afternoon waltz, evening contra)

February 6, 2004
CD Release Party: Concert and dance at Marty's, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

February 21, 2004
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN

March 19-21, 2004
Spring Breakdown 2004, Jefferson City, Missouri (w/Ted Hodapp)

March 26-28, 2004
Vernals Dance Weekend, Keystone Heights, Florida (w/Ted Hodapp)

April 24, 2004
Contra and couples' dancing at Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis, MN


2002/2003 Season: When & Where
 

November 9, 2002
Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis (Mostly Waltz session in afternoon and contra dance in the evening)  

November 20-23, 2002
Mid-Atlantic Return (Just can't get enough), w/Ted Hodapp: 20th/Baltimore, 21st/Philadelphia (Glenside), 22nd/Glen Echo, Md., 23rd/Frederick, Md.  

January 24-26, 2003
Wintergreen Dance Weekend, Bozeman, Montana (with Hillbillies from Mars!)  

March 15, 2003
Tapestry Folkdance Center, Minneapolis (Mostly Waltz session in afternoon and contra dance in the evening)  

April 5, 2003
Old Haugen Hall, Water St., Decorah, Iowa  

April 25-27, 2003
Spring Dance Romance weekend (sponsored by Triangle Country Dancers), Camp Sertoma, Danbury, North Carolina  


2001/2002 Season: When & Where
 

September 15-16, 2001
Central Iowa Traditional Dance & Music Festival, Ames, Iowa
 

October 13-14, 2001
Minnesota Country Dance Weekend  

December 14, 2001
Contra dance in Marine on St. Croix, MN  

December 15, 2001
Contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center w/Ted Hodapp  

January 24-27, 2002
North Carolina Blitz (You Can't Kill the Rooster II): 24th/Ashville, 25th/Triangle Dance, 26th/Greensboro
 

February 16, 2002
"Mostly Waltz" (2:00-4:30) and evening contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center  

March 8, 2002 (Friday)
Contra dance in Stillwater, MN (tentative)  

March 9, 2002
"Mostly Waltz (2:00-4:30) and evening contra dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center
 

April 27, 2002
Concert (7:00-8:00) and contra dance at Haugen Hall, Decorah, Iowa (w/Ted Hodapp)  


1999/2000 Season: When & Where
 

March 18, 2000
Contra dance in Bluemont, VA (w/Ted Hodapp)  

March 21, 2000
Contra dance in Winston-Salem, NC (w/Ted Hodapp)  

March 22, 2000
Contra dance in Baltimore, MA (w/Ted Hodapp)  

March 23, 2000
Contra dance in Philadelphia (Glenside), PA (w/Ted Hodapp)  

March 24, 2000
Concert in Bluemont, VA (afternoon)(w/Ted Hodapp)  

March 24, 2000
Contra dance at Glen Echo Park (w/Ted Hodapp)  

March 25, 2000
Contra dance in Richmond, VA (w/Ted Hodapp)  


 

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