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Santa Cruz 2017.03.24

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:52 PM by Andy Shore   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 10:53 PM ]
We had a large contingent of newcomers to the Santa Cruz contra dance on Friday night, but the regular dancers were welcoming and the band -- Laurie Rivin (fiddle), Daniel Steinberg (flute), John Hamstra (mandolin), Paul Machlis (piano) -- was gentle with the tempo, so we got them dancing in no time. I was really pleased with the evening, though I had to make some substitutions in my originally planned program.  Here's what I wound up calling:
"Breaking the Ice" by Bob Isaacs
"Star of the Show" by Melanie Axel-Lute
"Peace Through Dance" by Perry Shafran
"First Hey" by Paul Balliet
"Trip to Hubert" by Will Mentor
"Rock Creek Reel" by David Harris
"Earl & Squirrel" by Chris Weiler
"Becket in the Kitchen" by Becky Hill
"Cats & More Cats" by Melanie Axel-Lute
"Winter Evening Rollaway" by Yoyo Zhou (no walk thru)