FootFall Dance Weekend returns!! We are pleased to announce that FootFall will take place over Labor Day weekend at a new location, beautiful Camp Louise in Cascade, Maryland (near the Pennsylvania/Maryland border). FootFall will begin on Saturday, August 31st and run through Monday, September 2, 2019. Yes, you read that right. We hate Friday night holiday traffic, so FootFall check in will be on Saturday morning, starting at 10 am. Go enjoy the Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo, or pack the car, or go to bed early. And then have breakfast and drive up Saturday morning, in the daylight.
Our bands this year are The Ripples and Tea and Honey. The Ripples are based in Ohio, and have a contemporary-meets-traditional sound with hints of jazz, bluegrass, world beats, and straight up pop hits, including outstanding vocals. Tea and Honey is a local band — a group of four young musicians who met playing in the Glen Echo Open Band.
Callers for contra will be Gaye Fifer and Ted Hodapp. Our caller for English Country Dance will be Melissa Running.
We will be sharing space and meals at Camp Louise with World Village Music and Dance Camp. All attendees at either event may attend any workshop. FootFall will have contra, squares, waltz, ECD, Dutch Crossing and more — World Village features Scandinavian, Romanian and Balkan dance; Bulgarian, Lithuanian, and Ukranian singing, and Scandinavian instrument workshops. The organizers will coordinate stop/start times to facilitate this innovative approach.