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The Willamette Valley Old-Time Social Square Dance
May 5 • 7:00 pm• $10
On Saturday, May 5, Mud City Old-Time Society proudly hosts The Willamette Valley Old-Time Social Square Dance at the WOW Hall with The Horsenecks, Gabe Strand and Rebecca Stout.
Mud City Old-Time Society invites you to join us for an old-time square dance as part of our 3rd annual Willamette Valley Old-Time Social! The weekend will include four days of workshops, jamming and concerts at various venues in Eugene including the big dance at the WOW Hall on Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 7 pm with a flatfoot dance lesson with Rebecca Stout, and the square dance begins at 8 pm. All the dances are taught, so no experience is necessary. You don’t need to bring a partner, but the more the merrier! Forget the frilly skirts and canned music of the square dancing you did in middle school, this is subversive square dancing at its best! Come and be a part of the thriving Pacific Northwest old-time music scene and experience the community-building power of traditional American music and dance!
The Horsenecks have roots in Liverpool, UK and Portland, OR. They play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. With driving fiddle, three-finger banjo, vocal harmonies, and a genuine love of Old-Time music they have been swiftly becoming a well-loved staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK.
Rebecca Stout teaches and performs traditional Appalachian dance with a focus on dance as a percussive instrument. She encourages students to develop their own personal style built on a firm foundation.
Gabe Strand is a founding member of the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, playing a major role in the resurgence of traditional square dancing in Seattle area. Gabe will be calling squares to please dancers of all ages and experience levels.
Tickets $10 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm and showtime is 8 pm
The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene). All ages, abilities and genders welcome! Learn more about the Social and see the full weekend schedule at www.mudcityoldtime.org