Dance Trance 2015 - Lexington KY - Contra Dance Weekend
Dance Trance 2015, 12-14 June 2015 (second weekend in June for 2015), will feature Nor'easter and Sue Rosen calling. Sound will be set up by Tony Hernandez. Dance Trance 2015 flyer PDF includes registration information. For more information call Michael French at 859-552-5433.
Dance Trance is held at Morton Middle School, 1225 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington KY.
Dance Trance 2015 is the 20th annual Dance Trance. It is produced by the Lexington Traditional Dance Association. See Dance Trance and Swing Shift archive for past performers.
Email addresses here have "@" replaced by "_at_".
This web site will be updated as more information becomes available. Send updates to the LTDA board or Cary Ravitz.
|Morton Gym||Morton Foyer||Morton Classroom||Barbara Ann's Upstairs||Barbara Ann's Downstairs|
|9:45a - 11:00a||Hambo Workshop|
leaders - Richard King, Fran Belvin
band - Nathan Wilson ?, ?
|Dance Style Workshop |
leader - Dennis Wise
Connection, timing, expression, emotion, energy.
|11:15a - 12:30p||Waltz Workshop|
leaders - Barbara Ramlow, Michael French
band - Nathan Wilson, ?
|Caller Workshop |
leader - Sue Rosen
|Shaker Dance and Song Workshop|
leader - Miranda Brown
|12:30p - 1:30p||Recorded Music||Drum Circle|
leaders - Jaki Wilsun, Joyce Thomas
Bring a drum if you can, or use one of ours.
|1:30p - 3:00p||English Country Dance|
caller - Sue Rosen
band - Nor'easter ?
|Musicians Jam Session|
leader - Cary Ravitz
|Ukulele Jam Session and Sing Along||Couples Dance|
band - Nathan Wilson and Elise Melrood
|3:15p - 5:15p||Contra Dance|
caller - Liz Natter
band - Dreamdance
Lunch is on your own.
We dance at Morton Middle School, 1225 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington KY.
From the North on I-75 or West on I-64
I-75 South merges with I-64 East. Take exit 115 and turn right on Newtown Pk (towards Lexington). Turn left on Main St (monument business on the right). Main St splits into Vine St going Southeast, stay to the right. When Vine St ends, turn right on Main St / Richmond Rd. Turn right on Ashland Ave (Donatos Pizza on the right). Turn left on High St (Starbucks is across/left). High St curves to the right, go through the shopping area, and look for Morton Middle School on the left. (High St becomes Tates Creek Rd.)
From the West on Bluegrass Parkway
Take Versailles Rd into Lexington. This becomes High St, then veers right to become Maxwell, and then merges into High St again. Pass Starbucks on the right. High St curves to the right, go through the shopping area, and look for Morton Middle School on the left. (High St becomes Tates Creek Rd.)
From the East on I-64
Exit to I-75 South. Take exit 110 and turn right on Winchester Rd. After passing McDonalds on the left, Winchester veers left and becomes Midland Ave. Turn left on Main St (bronze horses on the right). Turn right on Ashland Ave (Donatos Pizza on the right). Turn left on High St (Starbucks is across/left). High St curves to the right, go through the shopping area, and look for Morton Middle School on the left. (High St becomes Tates Creek Rd.)
From the South on I-75
Take I-75 exit 104 and turn left on Richmond Rd (to Lexington). After passing under New Circle Rd go through a tree-lined residential area with a grass median. Turn left on Ashland Ave (Marathon on the right). Turn left on High St (Starbucks is across/left). High St curves to the right, go through the shopping area, and look for Morton Middle School on the left. (High St becomes Tates Creek Rd.)
Dance Trance 2015 flyer PDF includes registration information. Call Michael French at 859-552-5433 if you have questions.
Hosting - Some of our local dancers will be offering sleeping bag space (and occasionally, actual beds) on a first-to-request / first-served basis. There is usually a waiting list. To request a homestay, email ? . If you would like to be housed with your travel companions, please give us the total number of people and their names. Also, please indicate any special requests (non-smoking, smoking, pet allergies, etc.). We will attempt to accommodate your needs. Housing requests must be received with registration at least a month in advance of Dance Trance.
Camping - Is available at Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pk, 859-259-4257. This is just off I-75 North of Lexington, about a 25 minute drive from Dance Trance.
These motels/hotels are a 10-15 minute drive from Morton Middle School.
- Campbell House Inn Suites, 1375 Harrodsburg Rd, 800-354-9235 (in KY 800-432-9254)
- Home Suites, 2753 Richmond Rd, 859-269-4999
- University Inn Motel, 1229 S Limestone, 866-881-9676
These motels/hotels offer special rates -
- Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pk, 888-390-4918, "Dance Trance 2015" rate $79
We need a lot of volunteers to make Dance Trance run smoothly. If you'd like to contribute some time and energy, we'd love to have you join us. And we need hosts for our out-of-town guests. Take a look at the tasks below, and, if you are interested, please let us know - email ? .
Hosting - A wonderful tradition in the contra dance community is that people offer their homes for out-of-town dancers. This may mean a bed, but often, it means just offering enough space on the floor for someone to lay their sleeping bag. It also provides an opportunity to get to know our guests. If you are willing to be a host, please contact ? .
Decorations - We don't just make a dance floor available, we create a magical ambiance! The decoration team will come early and make that happen. If you'd like to lend a hand, contact ? .
Facilities - The logistics of providing rooms, sound equipment, chairs, etcetera, goes to the Facilities coordinator and crew. Email ? .
Registration - This involves greeting, registering, and buttoning our guests. Registration will be on-going throughout the weekend. For more information, please contact ? .
Food - We're known for our great food, particularly the dessert break on Saturday night. If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact ? .
Lighting - contact Richard King - richard.king_at_kctcs.edu .
Publicity - email ? .
Please reference this page as dancetrance.ltda.ws .
This page is maintained by Cary Ravitz for the Lexington Traditional Dance Association .
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