2016-17 Officers:

Nola Katinsky and Stacey Kuster, Co-Presidents

Jordan Stroup, Treasurer

Barry Dupen, Secretary

Appleseed Allemande 2017

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

This is an all-day special contra dance event featuring Spy Run String Band, riverrun country dance band, and Hoosier Recruits, with callers Casey Mullaney and Barry Dupen, and workshop leaders Julie Davidson, John Long, Kate Shoupe, and Jordan Stroup.

Schedule and information:

Workshop and Dance Schedule

Starting @ 9:30 am Registration
10:00-11:20 am Workshop: Traditional Contra Dance Chestnuts, led by Casey Mullaney, with music by riverrun country dance band
10:00-11:20 am Workshop: Rise Up Singing, led by John Long and Julie Davidson
11:20 am - 12:40 pm Workshop: Elegant Waltzing, led by Nola & Matthew Katinsky and Kate Shoupe, with music by Jan & John Long and friends
12:45-1:15 pm Potluck Lunch
1:25-2:45 pm Workshop: Old-Time Jam, led by John Long
1:25-2:45 pm Workshop: Finer Points of Contra Dancing, led by Barry Dupen, with music by riverrun country dance band
3:00-6:00 pm Afternoon Contra Dance, led by Barry Dupen, with music by the Hoosier Recruits
6:00-6.45 pm Potluck Dinner
6:45-7:30 pm Singing and Play-Party Games, led by Jordan Stroup and Kate Shoupe
7:30-11:00 pm Evening Contra Dance, led by Casey Mullaney, with music by the Spy Run String Band and riverrun country dance band



Print the registration flyer and send it with your check by Feb. 24, 2017 for early-bird pricing.

Early registration pricing - by Feb. 24, 2017

Late registration pricing - after Feb. 24, 2017

Lunch and Dinner

Meals are potluck...bring favorite foods to share.

New Location

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.