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Performers

Irish Blessing
Words are made to bless, flutes and fiddles to sound, and feet to dance. Irish Blessing presents the purest forms of traditional Irish music and dance. Read more...
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Karl Senseman and Terry Bachmann
Terry Bachmann and Karl Senseman have both individually and collectively been calling contra dances and community/barn dances for over a decade. Read more...
Janine Smith
Janine Smith is a traditional dance caller from the Washington, DC area with a humorous (OK, sometimes goofy) and infectious passion for music and dance. Read more...
Alyssa Arter
One of this swing dance teacher's favorite quotes is a Japanese proverb: "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance!" Read more...
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Will Mentor, grinning and holding a microphone
Will Mentor is a contra and square dance caller from Northern Vermont known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit, and relaxed stage presence. He loves to choreograph evenings with a variety of dances and tempos that at times surprise and always delight, all the while keeping intact his guiding principle as a caller: "It's about the dancers!" Read more...
The Stringrays with their instruments: individual photos of Rodney Miller, Owen Morrison and Stuart Kenney.
The Stringrays is an inimitable trio of musicians with a shared interest in exploring great fiddle tunes. Their playing is fueled by a love of the living tradition of New England fiddle music and its cousins. Expect dynamic, lyrical improvisation and fresh, dance-inspired interplay. The band features fiddler Rodney Miller with Owen Morrison on guitar and Stuart Kenney on bass and banjo. Read more...
Zita Angelo
Zita is the longtime organizer of World Dance Lancaster, which hosts regular classes and events centered on ethnic folk dances of eastern Europe. Read more...
The dancers of The Ladybirds strike a flirty Rockettes-like pose, blowing kisses, in front of a rusty battleship.
The Ladybirds are Central PA’s premier solo jazz and blues dance performance troupe from The Victrola Dance Hall. They specialize in routines highlighting the 1920s-1950s utilizing Flapper, WWII, and Rockabilly inspirations. They'll be doing a short dance set during the Late Night Festival Club. Read more...
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News

Alyssa Arter
If you have the swing down in your soul, but are struggling to get it from there to your feet, you have the opportunity of a lifetime at the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival. On Saturday at 12:30, Alyssa Arter, a swing dance instructor and co-owner of Victrola Dance Hall, in York, PA, will be offering workshops in Swing Dance and Cajun Dance, as well as performing with the Ladybirds during the Late Night Festival Club on Saturday. Read more...
Zita Angelo
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. February 2019 features concerts by Tracy Grammer and Charm City Junction; our Winter Coffee House; our monthly jam... and a special sneak preview of one of our Festival dance workshops, in which Zita Angelo teaches waltzes and couple dances. Enjoy sweetie season! Read more...
Contradance at the 2018 festival: several couples swing under a ceiling draped with wide fabric ribbons
The festival kicks off on FRIDAY this year, with a Contra Dance Ball featuring music by the Faux Paws, and a Concert with local favorites Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell, plus some tall tales from storyteller Bil Lepp. Read more...
Bil Lepp
It's a brand new 2019, and we are looking forward to our second Susquehanna Folk Festival! We're announcing our first few performers today, with many more to come. The festival runs three days this year, and includes our first Liars Contest emceed by champion hogwasher Bil Lepp. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, tons of family activities, and more. Read more...

Events

Beginners Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor

Women contra dancing
Dance Hall Friday, 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn basic steps for this fun, community-focused dance style. No need to bring a partner!

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International Dance Workshop with Zita Angelo and John Matulis

Five men and women perform an international folk dance.
Dance Hall Saturday, 10:30 am to 12:10 pm
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Swing Dance workshop with Alyssa Arter and Hot Club of Cowtown

Alyssa Arter
Dance Hall Saturday, 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
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Contra Dance with The Faux Paws and Janine Smith calling

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Dance Hall Saturday, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Intro to Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor

Will Mentor, grinning and holding a microphone
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Contra Dance with The Stringrays (featuring Rodney Miller) and calling by Will Mentor

The Stringrays with their instruments: individual photos of Rodney Miller, Owen Morrison and Stuart Kenney.
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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Late Night Festival Club: blues music and dance with the Festival Band featuring Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell and a short dance set by The Ladybirds

Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell
Patio Stage Saturday, 10:00 pm to midnight
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Waltz and Easy Couple Dances with Zita Angelo

Zita Angelo
Dance Hall Sunday, 10:30 am to 11:40 am
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Cajun Dance Workshop with Alyssa Arter

Alyssa Arter
Dance Hall Sunday, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
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Cajun Dance with BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil
Dance Hall Sunday, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor

Men contra dancing
Dance Hall Sunday, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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Contra Dance with The Stringrays (featuring Rodney Miller) and calling by Will Mentor

The Stringrays with their instruments: individual photos of Rodney Miller, Owen Morrison and Stuart Kenney.
Dance Hall Sunday, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
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