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Jan. 13, Wink at the Moon, caller Adam Carlson


Jan. 6, Waxwings, caller Gwen Rousseau


New Years’ Tacoma


Dec. 23, Riffraff, caller David Kaynor


Dec. 9, Au Contraire, caller Tom Wimmer


Dec. 2, Countercurrent, caller Lindsey Dono


Nov. 25, Riffraff, caller Eric Curl


Nov. 11, Jeanie Murphy's band, Possum Carvers, caller Jay Finkelstein


Nov. 4, Contra Quartet, caller Isaac Banner


Oct. 28, Riffraff, caller Laura Me' Smith


Oct. 14, The Euphemists, caller William Watson


Oct. 7, Sean Bolton- fiddle; Melissa Coffey- fiddle, flute, whistle, sax; Nick Leininger- guitar, caller Michael Karcher


Sept. 23, Paddy's Handcar, Catherine Graham, fiddle, Phil Katz, melodeons, Joe Micheals, guitar caller Carol Piening


Sept. 9, Ruth Dornfeld, Stuart Williams, David Cahn, caller Laurel Thomas


Sept. 2, NO DANCE


Aug. 26, Riffraff, caller Lindsey Dono


July 22, Riffraff, caller Sue Baker


June 24, Riffraff, caller Emma Anderson


June 10, band is The Rhythm Rollers, caller Gwen Rousseau


June 3, Luddite Ramblers, Laurel Stone, Craig Shaw, Jay Finkelstein, caller Isaac Banner


May 27, no Riffraff dance, Go to Folklife!


May 13, Olympia Volunteer String Band directed by Jesse Partridge, caller Jay Finkelstein

Silent Auction Fundraiser & Potluck 5:45-7:20. Workshop at 7, Dance begins at 7:30.


May 6, Waxwings, Jesse Partridge, Alex Sturbaum, Amy Englesburg, caller Eric Curl


April 22, Riffraff, caller Tom Wimmer


April 8, Ginsu - Claude Ginsburg, Marnie Rachmiel, Dave Bartley, caller, Woody Lane


April 1, No dance in Olympia. Dance at Wells Hall in Tacoma April 2 in the afternoon.


March 25, Riffraff, caller Isaac Banner


March 11, CASCADE PROMENADE, Contra Quartet, caller Lindsey Dono

Afternoon dance at the grange!! 12:30-3:30

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March 4, Wild Hair, caller Jay Finkelstein


Feb. 25: Riffraff, caller Emma Anderson


Feb. 11: Hands4, caller Suzanne Girardot


Feb. 4: Ruthie Dornfeld, Stuart Williams, Bruce Reid, caller Carol Piening


Jan. 28: Riffraff, caller Michael Karcher


Jan. 14: Wink at the Moon - Terry Wergeland, Sarah Comer, Stuart Williams, caller Jesse Partridge


Jan. 7: Switching Protocols, caller Michael Karcher


Dec. 31: New Year's Dance: Au Contraire, caller Tom Wimmer

Note dance time: 8:30-12


Dec. 24: NO DANCE


Dec. 10: Red Crow, caller Adam Carlson


Dec. 3, Jesse Partridge, Kay Lennartson, Julie Kelen, caller Laura Me’Smith


Nov. 26, Riffraff, Caller Eric Curl


Nov. 12, Fixations: Cathie, Whitesides, Laurie Andres, Sandy Bradley, caller Lindsey Dono


Nov. 5, ContraBandits, Steve Blum Anderson, Jay Finkelstein, caller Laurel Thomas


Oct. 22, Riffraff, caller Gwen Rousseau


Oct. 8, Contra Quartet, caller Woody Lane


Oct. 1, Euphemists, caller William Watson


Sept. 24, Riffraff, caller Laura Me' Smith


Sept. 10, Montana Shorty and the Fur Heads, Sono Hashisaki, Terry Weiner, Jay Finkelstein, caller Jesse Partridge


Aug. 27, Riffraff, caller Sue Baker


Jul. 23, Riffraff, caller Lindsey Dono


Jun. 25, Riffraff, caller Carol Piening


Jun. 11, Susan Burke, Julie Bennett, Jay Finkelstein, caller Gwen Rousseau.


Jun. 4, The Rhythm Rollers, caller Amy Carroll


May 28: No Riffraff dance. Everyone's at Folklife


May 14: Olympia Volunteer String Band directed by Jesse Partridge, caller Michael Karcher

Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser/Potluck
Watch for details.


May 7: Mercury Rising (Lee Anne Welch, Ruth Anne Fraley on piano, Topher Gayle on percussion & various stringed instruments) caller, Laurel Thomas


Apr. 23, Riffraff, caller Gordy Euler


Apr. 9, Sarah Comer, Stuart Williams, Terry Wergeland, caller John Gallagher


Apr. 2, Howie Meltzer, Sandy Bradley, Chuck Pliske, caller Michael Karcher


Mar. 26, Riffraff, caller Amy & Tom Wimmer


Mar. 12, Cascade Promenade- Contra Quartet, caller Lindsey Dono

Dance time Saturday afternoon: 12:30-3:30


Mar. 5, Jesse Partridge, Eric Anderson, Jay Finkelstein, caller Suzanne Girardot


Feb. 27, Riffraff, caller Erik Weberg


Feb. 13 Wild Hair, caller Jay Finkelstein


Feb. 6: Hot Cider, caller Jesse Partridge


Jan. 23, Riffraff, caller Eric Curl


Jan. 9, Euphemists, caller William Watson


Jan. 2 JAY’S BIRTHDAY DANCE: Susan Burke, Julie Bennett, Jay Finkelstein, caller Susan Petrick - - - Free Admission


Dec. 26, Riffraff, caller Michael Karcher


Dec. 12, Red Crow, caller Jesse Partridge


Dec. 5, Frequent Flyers: Laura Light, Dave Bartley, Jeff Spero, caller Eric Black


Nov. 28, Riffraff, caller John Gallagher


Nov. 14, The Young Geezers, caller Cindy Holmes


Nov. 7, ContraBandits: Steve Blum Anderson, Jay Finkelstein, caller Eric Curl


Oct. 24, Riffraff, caller John Denlea


Oct. 10, Contra Quartet, caller Woody Lane


Oct. 3 Making Time: Susan Burke, Terry Wergeland, Joe Micheals, caller Erik Weberg


Sept. 26, Riffraff, caller Kathy Anderson


Sept. 12, Countercurrent, Alex & Brian, caller Michael Karcher


August 22: Riffraff, caller John Denlea


NO August FIRST OR SECOND Sat. dances, They resume Sept. 12


July 25: Riffraff, caller Lindsey Dono, - - - Christie & Dante’s WEDDING DANCE! - - - Free admission


NO July FIRST OR SECOND Sat. dances, They resume Sept. 12


June 27: Riffraff, caller Laura Me' Smith


June 13: Fixations (Cathie Whitesides, Sandy Bradley, Laurie Andres), caller Laurel Thomas


June 6: Contra Quartet, caller Eric Curl


May 23: NO RIFFRAFF DANCE


May 9: Olympia Volunteer String Band directed by Jesse Partridge, caller Jay Finkelstein

Silent Auction & Potluck 6:00, Dance workshop 7:30, Dance 8:00

See Olympia Volunteer String Band photo on the "Bands" page.


May 2: Susan Burke & Jay Finkelstein, caller Erik Weberg


April 25: Riffraff, caller Joe Micheals


April 11: Ruthie Dornfeld, Terry Wergeland, caller Michael Karcher


April 4: Cobbler, caller Laura Me’ Smith


March 28: Riffraff, caller Adam Carlson


March 14: Cascade Promenade, Contra Quartet, caller Lindsey Dono

Special Sat. afternoon dance: 12:30-3:30 No Sat. night dance


March 7: Nightowl, caller Rich Goss


Feb. 28: Riffraff, caller Amy Carroll


Feb. 14: Hands Four, caller Jay Finkelstein


Feb. 7: Les Trois Capitaines, caller Carol Piening


Jan. 24: Riffraff, caller Gordy Euler


Jan. 10: Bandemonium, Lee Anne Welch, Eric Anderson, caller Eric Curl


Jan. 3: Cobbler, caller Woody Lane


Dec. 31: NEW YEARS DANCE! Steve Blum Anderson, Julie Bennett, Jay Finkelstein, caller, Tom Wimmer

Special New Year's dance schedule 9-12, at the grange! - Dessert potluck at break.


Dec. 27: Riffraff, caller David Kaynor


Dec. 13: The Riel Thing, Caller Lindsey Dono


Dec. 6: Red Crow, caller Jay Finkelstein


Nov. 22: Riffraff, caller John Gallagher


Nov. 8: The Euphemists, caller William Watson


Nov.1: Contra Quartet, caller Susan Petrick


Oct. 25: Riffraff, caller Sue Baker


Oct. 11: Jamie Fox, Kristian Bugge, Mette Jensen, caller Jay Finkelstein


Oct. 4: Cobbler, caller Lindsey Dono


Sept. 27: Riffraff, caller, Laurel Thomas


Sept. 13: Larry Unger & Audrey Knuth, caller Suzanne Girardot


Sept. 6: Susan Burke & Sandy Bradley, callers Amy & Tom Wimmer


Aug. 23: Riffraff, caller Eric Curl


Aug. 9: Cobbler, caller Michael Karcher


July 26: Riffraff, caller Joey Norton


July 12: Ruthie Dornfeld, Terry Wergeland, caller William Watson


June 28, Riffraff, caller Gordy Euler


June 14, Laurie Andres, Cathie Whitesides, Sandy Bradley, caller Mariah Pepper


June 7, Contra Quartet, caller Laura Me’ Smith


May 24, No May Riffraff dance. Dance to them at Folklife.


May 10, Olympia Volunteer String Band, caller Jay Finkelstein


May 3, The Riel Thing, caller Lindsey Dono


April 26, Riffraff, callers Amy & Tom Wimmer


April 12, Les Trois Capitaines, caller Carol Piening


April 5, Red Crow, caller Michael Karcher


March 22, Riffraff, caller Joe Micheals


Saturday March 8, at Wells Hall, Tacoma

10:30-12:30 Contra Quartet , caller Lindsey Dono
1:30-3:30 Riffraff, caller Woody Lane


Friday March 7, Waltz workshop at South Bay Grange, Olympia

Sherry Nevins instructor
Randi Leach on Fiddle and Jay Finkelstein on Guitar


March 1, Steve Blum- Anderson, Jay Finkelstein, caller Eric Curl

Cascade Promenade 2014


Feb. 22, Riffraff, caller William Watson


Feb. 8, Ruthie Dornfeld, Terry Wergeland, caller Suzanne Girardot


Feb. 1, The Quarks, caller Jay Finkelstein


Jan. 25, Riffraff, caller Carol Piening


Jan. 11, The Euphemists, caller Amy & Tom Wimmer


Jan. 4, Cobbler, caller Woody Lane


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