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Performers

Kulu Mele dancer
Inspired by the voices of its ancestors, Kulu Mele preserves, presents and perpetuates the traditional dance and music of West Africa and the African Diaspora, and celebrates contemporary African American culture. 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...
Coracree
Philadelphia based Coracree plays roots music from the heart, melding a mixture of Celtic, Old Time, European and original music with an old and contemporary sound. Their performances include lively fiddle tunes, soulful traditional ballads and an occasional clog dance. Read more...
Wild Asparagus
Wild Asparagus takes a creative approach to traditional dance music, with out-of-the-box woodwinds (oboe? bombard?!) playing off inventive piano and fiddle. Playing together since 1984, and appearing with renowned caller George Marshall, they will make this year's festival dances unforgettable. Read more...
Danny Jonokuchi (with trumpet) and a woman grin for the camera.
The Revisionists are a 7-piece swing band lead by Danny Jonokuchi. Based in New York City, they perform swing dance music for the Lindy Hop community in NYC and abroad. Read more...
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Carla Crowen
Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) has been teaching Lindy Hop and other forms of vintage swing dancing for over 20 years. She lays claim to several prestigious competition titles and has choreographed for “So You Think You Can Dance.” She believes that everyone can learn to dance and have fun doing it! She's also leader of the SugarSnaps dance troupe. Read more...
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Rafal Pustelny
Rafal Pustelny is a vibrant young dancer and instructor who is passionate about traditional dances from all around the world! Rafal moved to NYC in 2010 and there studied American Jazz dance forms, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. He quickly established himself as one of the top dancers in NYC, and has since earned acclaim in the international swing dance community. Read more...
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The Sugar Snaps
The Sugar Snaps are Lindy Central's premier dance troupe specializing in Lindy Hop and vernacular Jazz routines. The troupe was founded and is run by Carla Crowen (Heiney) in Harrisburg, PA. They have performed all over the East Coast, and are planning to compete at the International Lindy Hop Championships. Read more...
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Box and String
Box and String is the multi-instrumental duo of Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan. They play instrumental traditional roots music from the American Appalachians, England, Canada, Scandinavia, and France as well as their own original music composed in traditional styles. Read more...

News

David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
We're excited to announce our performers (at least, those confirmed so far) and preliminary plans for our 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival. The incomparable DAVID BROMBERG headlines the festival, along with legendary Blues artists, terrific new progressive folk bands, a Swing Dance Intensive, and much more still to be announced! Read more...

Events

Beginners' Contra Dance Workshop with George Marshall

George Marshall
Dance Hall Friday, 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Contra Dance with Wild Asparagus and caller George Marshall

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Friday, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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Waltz with Wild Asparagus

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Saturday, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
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Advanced Contra with Wild Asparagus and caller George Marshall

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
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Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Kulu Mele dancer
Main Stage Saturday, 12:20 pm to 1:20 pm

Meet the Masters: George Marshall of Wild Asparagus

George Marshall
Heritage Center Saturday, 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

George Marshall is one of the country’s premiere callers, specializing in New England-style contra dances. He is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentation. He began dancing, playing, and calling dances in the 1970s, founding the reknowned contradance band Swallowtail as a college student. He calls, teaches, and plays full time, touring nationally with Wild Asparagus or Swallowtail. He also produces music and dance events including a week-long February dance vacation in the Caribbean.

“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.

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Hip Hop Workshop with Kulu Mele

Kulu Mele dancer
Dance Hall Saturday, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
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Coracree in concert

Coracree
Main Stage Saturday, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

African Dance with Kulu Mele

Kulu Mele dancers
Dance Hall Saturday, 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

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International Folk Dancing with Zita Angelo

Five men and women perform an international folk dance.
Dance Hall Saturday, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Contra Dance with Wild Asparagus

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Swing Dance classes with Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) and Rafal Pustelny

Rafal Pustelny
Dance Hall Sunday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Swing Dance classes with Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) and Rafal Pustelny

Carla Crowen
Dance Hall Sunday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Swing Dance with The Revisionists and a dance performance by The SugarSnaps

Danny Jonokuchi (with trumpet) and a woman grin for the camera.
Dance Hall Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Beginners' Contra Dance Workshop

Men contra dancing
Dance Hall Sunday, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Contra Dance with Coracree

Coracree
Dance Hall Sunday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Swing Dance Teachers Seminar with Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) and Rafal Pustelny

Rafal Pustelny
Heritage Center Sunday, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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