2016-17 Officers:

Nola Katinsky and Stacey Kuster, Co-Presidents

Jordan Stroup, Treasurer

Barry Dupen, Secretary

Appleseed Allemande 2018

Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Traditional Music & Dance Society, South Bend Contra Dance, and Valparaiso Oldtime Dance Society

Saturday, March 24, 2018

This is an all-day special contra dance event featuring Spy Run String Band, riverrun country dance band, and Hoosier Recruits, with callers Paul Collins and Barry Dupen.

Schedule and information:

Workshop and Dance Schedule

Starting @ 9:30 am Registration
10:00-11:20 am The Physics of Contra Dance workshop (swings, twirls, flourishes), led by Barry Dupen, with music by riverrun country dance band
11:20 am - 12:40 pm Singing Squares workshop, led by Paul Collins, with music by riverrun country dance band
12:45-1:15 pm Lunch (bring a sack lunch)
1:30-4:30 pm Afternoon Contra Dance, led by Paul Collins, with music by the Hoosier Recruits
4:45-6:15 pm Pattern Waltzing workshop, led by Kate Shoupe, Nola Katinsky, and Matthew Katinsky, with music by some Hoosier Recruits
6:20-7.20 pm Potluck Dinner - bring food to share
7:30-11:00 pm Evening Contra Dance, led by Barry Dupen, with music by the Spy Run String Band



Print the registration flyer and send it with your check by Mar. 3, 2018 for early-bird pricing.

Early registration pricing - by Mar. 3, 2017

Late registration pricing - after Mar. 3, 2018

Lunch and Dinner

Lunch is bring-your-own sack lunch.

Dinner is potluck...bring favorite foods to share.


We're dancing at the Elkhart County Historical Museum, 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol, IN 46507.


From Goshen: follow IN 15 north to Bristol. Turn left onto Vistula St. (IN 120) in Bristol; after 2 blocks the museum will be on your right.

From Fort Wayne: travel west on U.S. 33. Arriving in Goshen, follow directions above.

From South Bend: travel east on U.S. 20, then turn left (north) on IN 15. Follow directions in Bristol above. Alternately, travel east on I-80, take exit 101 to IN 15 south. Turn right on Vistula St. (IN 120) in Bristol; the museum will be on the right in a few blocks.

In the event of BAD WEATHER CANCELLATION you will be notified by e-mail, so please write your e-mail address clearly on the registration form.

Planning and More Information

For more information, or if you would like to help plan and staff this event, please contact Barry Dupen at barry.dupen@gmail.com.