Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Oddfellows Family Barn Dance this Saturday

The third annual Summer Fling at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown will be a Family Barn Dance featuring legendary Contra Dance caller Billy Fischer. The event runs 5:15 to 8 pm on Saturday, July 14 at the Playhouse, which is at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. This is a party that you won't want to miss!!

From 5:15 to 6 pm pizza from Mondo and Krust Restaurants in Middletown and drinks will be for sale while live music is provided by AEIOU, featuring Kalidasa Joseph Getter on woodwinds, Mick Bolduc on guitar, and Tim Gaylord on percussion.

The dancing will start at 6 pm, and no experience is required. And, have no fear, the theater at Oddfellows is fully air-conditioned!

Bill Fischer has been calling dances for over thirty years, starting out in New Haven, Connecticut with a contra dance series that has been a fixture of the folk music and dance scene since 1976. In addition to contra dances in and around the northeast, he has called at various dance camps regionally and nationally. Bill is committed to fostering community through dance, music and ritual.

Bill will be joined by Bill Walach on mandolin and Dave Howard on guitar. They have performed together for over 30 years. Together they create a cohesive, joyful sound that just makes you want to dance.

Oddfellows’ Family Barn Dance will feature easy dances clearly taught for all ages and all levels of experience, and different styles of dance -- with dancers in couples, lines and circles. Come with a group, or come alone; in either case you will leave with a bunch of new friends!

This is a Fun- and Fund Raiser for Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater. Dance till you drop, enjoy great music, and support scholarships for young people to participate in the performing arts. General Admission tickets for the Family Barn Dance start at $15, but patrons are encouraged to give more to support the Playhouse’s programs for youth.

Tickets can be purchased at https://oddfellowsplayhouse.ticketleap.com/
For more information, email info@oddfellows.org or call (860) 347-6143. 

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