From an email:
We’ve got another DC Square Dance coming up on Saturday, April 2nd! Haters think it’s only for hicks or hipsters, but they’ve wrong ~ square dancing is a traditional music and dance form that has an important local history, done by blacks and whites alike (Howard University hosted square dances, known as ‘frolics’).
Our first event had over 220 people in attendance and the masses are clamoring for another great dance. This time we have the fantastic Jesse Milnes playing fiddle – Jesse grew up playing music in West Virginia, and currently plays with the Sweetback Sisters. He’ll be joined by local favorites Scott Prouty and Paul Brown (yes, the NPR reporter), with David Giusti and friends calling. Still a mere $5 cover, in the Saint Stephen’s auditorium (details below).
Here are all the details:
The DC Square Dance Collective presents another traditional Appalachian square dance!
Saturday April 2nd, 8:30 – 11:30 pm
Live music by the Possum Fever — Jesse Milnes on fiddle, Paul Brown on banjo, Scott Prouty on guitar, and possibly a mystery bass player!
Calling by David Giusti and friends
All ages welcome, no experience or partner needed
Sanctuary of Saint Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington DC (Newton and 16th, short walk from Columbia Heights metro)
Co-sponsored by Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Assisted by a grant from the Country Dance and Song Society