Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance


dancing in the gym

  • Contras
  • English country
  • Swing
  • Squares
  • Couple dancing
  • More!

Dawn Dance Weekend logo Ann Arbor Dawn Dance Weekend

Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Contra plus English: two great dance weekends in one!

February 21 to 23, 2014

Contra: Hotpoint Stringband – Gaye Fifer

English: Earl Gaddis with Childgrove
and other delightful local ensembles
– Gene Murrow

Friday Night Swing: Alex Belhaj and his quartet



Hotpoint Stringband
(Hilarie Burhans, Nick Weiland, Mark Burhans,
Marlene Shostack, Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg)

Gaye Fifer

English Country


Earl Gaddis with Childgrove
(Martha Stokely, Debbie Jackson, Anne Ogren)
and other delightful local ensembles

Gene Murrow

Sound in the main gym by Jamie Platt: The Sound Guy
Sound in the cafeteria by Richard Raymond and Don Theyken.

Additional Programming Highlights

  • Friday Night Swing with Alex Belhaj, and late night Swing/Fusion
  • Saturday Late Night Contra
  • Early Renaissance Band workshop with Gene Murrow
  • English caller workshop with Gene Murrow
  • Dan Blim, Bev Bernbaum calling English and contra workshops
  • Other great musicians: Brad Battey, Susie Lorand, Susan Lazar, Nadine Dyskant-Miller, Steve Schneider, Barbara Dyskant

Please consider volunteering to help during the Weekend!

Questions, need help, email:     ddw@aactmad.org