Palouse Folklore Society


Click for video of our February 2011 30th Anniversary dance

Another good contra dance video - click here

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last dance at blaine for the season, third annual pie extravaganza, Darci and Brett’s wedding, and free dancing thanks to them,

 

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August 9th and 23rd -Saturdays: SLOW JAMS (Second and fourth Saturdays) from 1-3 PM 314 East Second St. attic (up the long driveway and up the back stairs.) For any interested folk musicians All experience levels welcome, including raw beginners. We may go over a piece more than once. Bring music or chords if you have them and share a little of what you are working on. There will not be an audience. We just go round in a circle picking a favorite tune, and others try to join in. Perfection not even considered! Come join us.

 

 

August 16th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

There are times when things converge in time and space and wonderful things happen. That’s what will happen on the third Saturday of this august. We have a contra dance with the ever-popular Potatohead playing. Freshly returned from they're summer travels, our local Irish music band will be refreshed and as lively as ever. Gary Miller will bring along his interesting collection of dances for his annual visit to the Palouse. The august dance will also be our last dance of the summer season at the Blaine Schoolhouse. One last chance to enjoy the lovely atmosphere and camaraderie of dancing out in the country. This dance will also be the occasion of the third annual PFS Pie Extravaganza! Its that time of summer when fruits are ripening; berries, cherries and apples and peaches, oh my. So, since you’re coming to the dance anyways, bake up a pie and come on out to the schoolhouse and share your favorite, and sample everyone else’s favorite pie recipes. Even if you’re not a pie baker, pie eaters are a necessity. Swap recipes and share secrets about creating that perfect pie. You’ll enjoy the treats and the great dancing.

 

And on a special note, Darci and Brett will be getting married at the schoolhouse in the afternoon, just prior to the dance. They extended an open invitation to the rest of our dance community to join them for the ceremony at 4pm. Then stay and dance as they begin their new life together. In celebration of their marriage, and as thanks to our dance community, Darci and Brett are paying for the dance so that we can offer this dance free of charge to everyone. Bring your friends and neighbors and family along with you to the dance. We'll have a grand time together. 

 

You can find a map to the schoolhouse at our website, palousefolk.org, or in one of our newsletters in the bin on the Moscow Co-op bulletin board.

Beginner? No problem- Arrive at 7:30 and there are free lessons.

No Partner? No worry. There are lots of dancers - many would like to dance with you. All dances are taught. Singles, families & beginners are always welcome.

 

Free dance lessons at 7:30 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Aug 16: Pie Extravaganza and Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 20: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 11: Contra Dance with music by the Out of the Wood and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second Saturday.

 

Oct 25: Halloween Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a fourth Saturday.

 

Nov 15: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 13: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second Saturday.

 

Dec 31: New Years Eve Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Feb 11: House Concert with Sassafras Stomp, Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by free will donation.