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Folk Fest profile: Jane Roodenburg

...dad was going to fly up from New York and we were going to drive back together. Then I went to a contra dance, one of the Thursday night contras ... I had so much fun at the first one I thought, 'Oh I'll just stay another week, and go...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-10/cajun-kitchen-jane-roodenburg
Local | Art
Abundant opportunities for AFF participation

...Other events? 22nd annual All-Day Coffee & Jam, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, JACC. Dancing to an open band performing contra and square dance tunes, with an open mic for callers. Local attendees should bring a dish to share with out-of-town dancers...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/abundant-opportunities-aff-participation
Art
Contra dance tonight at Terry Miller building

A Thursday Night Contra Dance will be held tonight, March 11, from 7:30-9:30 p.m...located at Sixth and Main streets. Odette Edgar will teach and call contras and squares to live music by Happy to Be Here. No experience or partners...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031110/art_583243534.shtml
Arts
Contra dance held tonight at Terry Miller Office Building

A Thursday Night Contra dance will be held tonight, Jan. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m...of Sixth and Main streets downtown. Odette Edgar will teach and call contra and square dances to the music of Jerry Fiscus and friends. No experience...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012110/art_552888870.shtml
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Photos: Capital contra

...Celtics, including Cecily Morris, Beth Leibowitz, Terry Hoskinson, Art Morris and Steve Winker, provided danceable tunes and caller Tom Paul led dancers through a variety of contra dances. The next contra dance will be held Dec. 18.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112810/nei_742594587.shtml
Neighbors
Spring equinox Barn Dance set for Saturday

...concertina, Lis Saya on guitar, and Leif Saya on fiddle, will play French Canadian tunes and Tom Paul will teach and call contra and square dances. Beginners are welcome and no partners are necessary. Admission for adults is $8, JIF and AFF members...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-20/spring-equinox-barn-dance-set-saturday
Art
Juneau Empire Online Preview: Contra dances start next week 9/3/98

...1998 The Thursday night contra dances start next week with...welcome. The dances include contra and square dances, as well...addition to the Thursday night contras, the group sponsors a New...Eve, at McPhetres Hall. Contra dances start next week

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090398/contra.html
Barn Dance Saturday to feature music by Groundhogs

...Parish Hall on 5th and Gold Streets downtown. This month's featured guests are Odette Edgar, who will teach and call the contra dances, and the Groundhogs (Henry Hopkins, Greg Burger and Tom Paul), who will provide old time string band music. All...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-23/barn-dance-saturday-feature-music-groundh
Art
Thanks for another fun Camp DAMP weekend

For the last 21 years, the local contra dance community has sponsored an annual three-day Dance and...thanks to the amazing efforts and continued support from local contra dancers and organizers whose tireless energies and year-round...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-08-25/thanks-another-fun-camp-damp-weeken
Neighbors
Ohio caller looks forward to contra dances at Alaska Folk Festival

There is plenty to like about contra dancing, Becky Hill, the guest caller...ready answer for any man who asks her why contra is especially fun. "Imagine every 32...through dance. She became interested in contra dancing after moving to the Cleveland...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033006/thi_20060330029.shtml
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