Contra Dance with the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic and the Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance
with the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic and the Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.
Saturday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Drive, Ann Arbor, 48108 (map)
Come for the show, stay for the dance. The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic will begin the evening with a lively show of fiddle music; then special guests, Bowhunter and caller Michael Hamilton will take over and lead everyone in a contra dance.
Michael Hamilton stepped off the dance floor and behind the microphone in 2008. He is a mainstay caller in the northeast Ohio dance communities and beyond. Michael shares the joy of the dance floor by presenting dances with poise and direct simplicity, while maintaining a flexibility and patience to match the abilities of his dancers.
Bowhunter is a Michigan-based square dance band formed from the driving rhythmic and melodic forces of fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Bowhunter renders old time tunes to fuel a traditional dance floor frenzy. The group sprang from the Square Dance Kalamazoo scene, a monthly old time music & dance series that the band mates co-founded with other local dancers and players.
This is a first time collaboration between SFP and AACTMAD. No dance experience is necessary – just come to enjoy the music and have fun! (please bring a pair of clean soled shoes for dancing).
Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for AACTMAD Members (www.aactmad.org) and $5 for students.