Save the Dates!

Trillium Twirl ~ Come Dance with Us!  April 26 - 28, 2019!

We're happy to welcome back the lovely and gracious Gaye Fifer!
Welcome to Turnip the Beet and their beautiful high energy foot-stompin' music!

Registration will open January 14, 2019

More information available October - November!

Turnip the Beet

Kelsey Wells on fiddle + Jeremy Lekich on guitar = beautiful music!

We're very pleased to present Turnip the Beet for your 2019 contra dancing pleasure.  Your feet will be so happy, they will want to move all on their own!


They're a fabulous dance band duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Rooted in the traditions of Southern Appalachia and local contra dances, Kelsey Wells and Jeremy Lekich combine fiddle, guitar, percussion, and the occasional banjo in an innovative and jubilant musical harvest. Expect to hear an organic mix of eclectic tunes from the American South, Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia, as well as a half-bushel of grooving, homegrown originals.


Here is the 2018 program - Yes, we had a blast! 

2018 Trillium Twirl Program ~ Final ! 

 
Fri Eve   
 
5:30 - 7pm
 
Potluck - bring a delish dish to share!


Fri Night
 

7:45pm
Great to See You Again Dance Party! 
Christy English emcee with Local Callers & Sarah Van Norstrand with Changeling
    
Sat Day  
 
Early A.M.

Pre-Dance Stretching, Breakfast
   


9:15am
♫  English Country Dance - Bob Messer with Debbie Jackson & Earl Gaddis
♫  Trillium Tune-Up - Mike Clark with Judi Morningstar, Sarah Tyriver, Steve Rohs
   

10:30am

♫ English Country Dance - Ray Bantle
with Earl Gaddis, Susan Lazar, Debbie Jackson
♫  Sarah's (Current) Favorites - Sarah
Van Norstrand with Changeling
   11:30am Open Waltz

12 noon
Lunch






1:30pm
♫  English Country Dance - Ray Bantle with Debbie Jackson, Earl Gaddis, Susan Lazar
♫  Dutch Crossing - Roger Williams with Judi Morningstar & Betsy Foote
♫  Callers Workshop - Sarah Van Norstrand
♫  Open Jam
 

3:15pm
♫  Folk Song Reunion - Debbie Jackson
♫  Challenging Contras - Sarah Van Norstrand with Changeling
   5:00pm
Open Waltz
   5:30pm    Dinner
  7:10pm Concert - Changeling
   
8-11pm    
Dance Party! Sarah Van Norstrand with Changeling
  11pm-12am Bonfire & Sing-a-long (Lakeside if weather permits, or lounge fireplace)
 Sun 7:30-8:15am
Dance Stretching
   8-9am
 Breakfast
   9am (approx)
 Dancing & Workshops begin!
   12 noon
 Lunch
   12:50pm      Maypole, if weather allows
   1:15pm  Farewell Dance
   3:15pm  Ice Cream Social

Gaye Fifer's happy smile means she loves teaching and calling dances!

Gaye Fifer

Gaye Fifer has been calling contra and many other styles of dance for many years, and she is most definitely one of Michigan's favorites!  She loves doing this, and wants dancers to have a great time!  With her clear calling and giving manner, you will love having Gaye at Trillium Twirl this April 2019! 




Registration will open January 14, 2019 - so be ready!

2019 promises to bring another great spring dance weekend! 

We'll be at Clear Lake Camp, surrounded by woods and blooming Trillium grandiflorum.  We'll share food, chocolate and coffee, stories, campfire songs, music jams, quiet conversation, boisterous laughter and hugs, plus all that fantastic Dancing!   Having you with us will only make it better!   Register now, and/or apply for a scholarship!  This is always a great weekend at Clear Lake Camp, the Outdoor Education Center of the Battle Creek Public Schools, on the shore of Clear Lake, 16 miles north of Battle Creek: 10160 M-37, Dowling, MI 49050  

For Questions: 

Contact David Baur dbaur@provide.net or registrar
Rita Chapman at trilliumtwirl@gmail.com

revised  1Sept2018 rmc