Hulsether is a Luther College grad, and loves to return to Decorah to lead community dances. A local favorite, she now lives in Wisconsin and has built a career around folk dancing, leading family dances, contra and square dances and doing week-long school residencies.
The Western Home String Band features American old-time, Celtic and locally crafted fiddle tunes, played on bass, percussion, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and guitar.
Contra dance is an American style of community dance, similar to square dancing that has its roots in New England in the 1700s. The style has evolved and spread over the decades and there are regular dances held in all parts of the country, usually accompanied by live music.
All dances and walking figures are taught, and beginners of all ages are welcome. Admission is $7, and kids 12 and under are free. Wear comfortable shoes and layers. No partner necessary.