Hey Fever! 2016

What a wonderful time was had at Hey Fever! 2016!

Link to the 2016 Hey Fever! Facebook event.

The bands were ...

Great Bear Trio

Featuring Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand and Kim Yerton

As one of the hottest and most influential dance bands around, The Great Bear Trio continues to push the boundaries and set the standard for modern contra dance music. Multi-instrumentalist brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand are ably accompanied by their mother Kim Yerton on piano. Their driving rhythm, epic dynamics and uniquely rocking style have given them a loyal following of all ages.

Check them out in this very cool video: Great Bear Groove - Benton's Hallucinations.

the Free Raisins

Featuring Audrey Knuth, Jeff Kaufman, Amy Englesberg

This energetic dance band from Boston is made up of Audrey Knuth on fiddle, Jeff Kaufman on mandolin, trumpet, & feet, and Amy Englesberg on piano & accordion. They fuse New England roots with a modern groove and provide a versatile mix of supremely danceable tunes!

Check them out here at the Flurry in 2014.

The callers were ...

Sarah VanNorstrand

A quote from Sarah's bio: "Depending on the event, I call a wide variety of contra dances, as well as squares and party dances and am constantly expanding my repertoire. I am equally comfortable working with beginners as well as experienced dancers. Above all, my goal as a caller is to make sure the dancers are having as much fun as I am! I love dancing, community and music and I always try to communicate that enthusiasm in my calling."

Rick Mohr

From Rick's website: "I've enjoyed calling and writing contra dances for many years, with the pleasure of leading dance weeks and weekends throughout the US plus forays to Denmark and Canada."

Well, we were very lucky to be the recipients of one of those "forays to Canada"! Rick has a knack for developing new dances and calling a terrific program.

Oh my, did we have fun!