Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Name:
Western Home String Band welcomes guest caller Sue Holsther

Event Type(s):
Member Event
Community Event

Description:
The Western Home String Band welcomes guest caller Sue Hulsether for a community contra dance.

Event Date:
11/9/2019

Event Time:
7:30P.M.

Location:
The Lingonberry
218 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

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Details:
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.