2018-19 Officers:

Nola Katinsky and Stacey Kuster, Co-Presidents

Jordan Stroup, Treasurer

Barry Dupen, Secretary

Appleseed Allemande 2019

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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

Schedule and information:

Workshop and Dance Schedule

Starting @ 9:30 am Registration
10:00-11:10 am English Country Dancing workshop led by Ros Clark, with music by the Spy Run String Band
10:00-11:10 am How to Write a Contra Dance in 7 Easy Steps workshop led by Barry Dupen
11:15 am-12:25 pm The Shadow Knows workshop led by Thom Peterson, with music by the Spy Run String Band
11:15 am-12:25 pm Rise Up Singing workshop led by Julie Davidson and Jordan Stroup
12:30-12:55 pm Lunch (bring a sack lunch)
1:00-2:10 pm Meet Me at the Corner workshop led by Karin Neils, with music by the Spy Run String Band
2:15-3:25 pm Round and Round We Go workshop led by Barry Dupen, with music by the Spy Run String Band
2:15-3:25 pm Old-Time Music Jam workshop led by Julietta Raby
3:30-6:30 pm Afternoon Contra Dance led by Barry Dupen, with music by riverrun country dance band
6:40-7:20 pm Potluck Dinner - bring food to share
7:30-11:00 pm Evening Contra Dance led by Karin Neils, with music by the Hoosier Recruits



Print the registration flyer and send it with your check by Mar. 3, 2019 for early-bird pricing.

Early registration pricing - by Mar. 3, 2019

Late registration pricing - after Mar. 3, 2019

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.