Square Dance at the Lotus Firebay
All-ages square dance with live music. Come enjoy an evening of dance, no experience necessary.
Fiddle 'n' Feet is Jamie Gans on fiddle and Tamara Loewenthal on feet. We are committed to presenting the very best in percussive dance and traditional music from North America and the Celtic countries. We dance, we sing, we play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, jaw harps and more! Our songs and music range from Old Time Appalachian to Irish to French Canadian. In performance, we showcase a variety of step dance styles, from American clogging to English wooden shoe clogging to French Canadian reels and waltzes. We also teach percussive and traditional styles of dance, and we call and play music for square and contra dances. Rhythm is an important component of our work, whether drumming with feet or with our hands against our bodies. We engage our audiences and our students in the joy of movement and sound.
To view some of our recent work, go to our Links page.
February 2020: We're in the midst of running two different grant-funded projects. The first is a series of bi-monthly square dances that began in August 2019 and will run through June 2020, all with a caller and live music. These take place at the Lotus Firebay, 105 S Rogers St in Bloomington. Our previous bands have included the New Hoosier Broadcasters, Ox on Fire, and Brad Leftwich and the Humdingers. Our most recent dance was called by Chet Gray. Please come out for the next dance at 8:00 p.m. on April 3.
Our second project was funded through Indiana's Arts in the Park program. We'll be teaching dance and doing concerts at McCormick's Creek in June and August. Come out and enjoy this lovely park, hear some great music, and get yourself up and moving to the beat. See our event page for specific information.
And of course, please email us for more information, or just to say hi. We love to hear from you.