Looking for something to do Thanksgiving weekend? A folk or country barn dance is a family affair, popular with all ages; bring the kids and dance away some of those Thanksgiving calories. This event features the popular La Crosse area string band, Prairie Smoke, playing traditional American folk music, spiced up with a little Celtic charm. The band's unique sound comes from the skillful blending of traditional instruments - dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, flute, penny whistle and bass.
Caller Sue Hulsether leads dances from American folk traditions, guided by a passion for creating positive human connections. When Sue leads, she weaves dancing, singing and community into a joyful tapestry of music and movement. Under the spell of her energetic flair, warmth and clear instruction, groups of all sorts find themselves on their feet and eager to join in. Sue’s calm confidence manages groups large and small, stemming from years of calling dances and teaching people of all ages.
When Sue calls a dance, everyone has a wonderful experience -- whether they've danced for years or don't know how to do-si-do. The focus is on creating community around music, movement, and tradition. -- Tim Reese, Fiddler, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Adults $8 / Students $5 / Ages 13 and under Free