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.
April & May 2018: Clogging Master Class at Harmony School, 909 E Second St, Monday, April 30, 6:00pm. This will be followed by a four week introductory session, May 14 - June 4, also at Harmony School. Please contact tamardancer@gmail to register for this class.
March 2018: We are excited to be presenting our 11th Annual Extravaganza on March 3. This year, we're breaking new ground; after ten years of presenting the concert on a Thursday night, the event has found a new home at Mike’s Dance Barn and will take place on Saturday March 3, 2018. The Foot Squad continues to explore new percussive work and is excited to premiere its newest piece, jigging and paddling through some great tunes. In keeping with trying something new, the Extravaganza will pair a one-hour and fifteen minute performance with a two-hour square dance, called by Tamara Loewenthal. We can’t wait to get the audience up and shaking a leg. Advance tickets are available at Bloomingfoods.
For our 11th Annual event, we are inviting our old friends and bona fide Old Time musicians Jim Nelson and Dedo Norris back to grace our stage. Hailing from St Louis, Missouri, these two bring a deep love for the music and have a strong connection with our core band, fiddler Jamie Gans and banjoist Sam Bartlett. They will rock the dance tunes and keep your toes tappin’.
Also, we'll be performing for Bloomington's Lotus Blossoms Bazaar on April 7 and the Trashion Refashion show on April 8. Keep checking our calendar for upcoming and past shows.
And of course, please email us for more information, or just to say hi. We love to hear from you.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONTRA
Tamara leads open mic night
Tamara, Jamie, Rob Fischman and Michael Valliant play the dance
FIDDLE 'N' FEET School Performance
BLOOMINGTON WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONTRA DANCE
Tamara calls, Jamie and Sam play the music
Urbana Contra Dance
Tamara calls the dance to the music of Big Bluestem