Dancing Planet Productions

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Michael Karcher: caller

Alexander Mitchell: fiddle, mandolin
Ralph Gordon: bass
Luke Chohany: guitar

 3:00-6:00 pm
Glen Echo Park
Bumper Car Pavilion
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

        New dancer introductory session at 2:30 pm

Cost: $15 cash (preferred) or Venmo at the door, no cards
You know Alexander and Ralph from the hundreds of dances they have played at Glen Echo over the past 30+ years, either together with  the Gigmeisters, or with numerous other bands.  Luke is not as familiar to Glen Echo contra dancers, but those who have heard him love his musicianship and talent.  He plays with folk-rock band Whiskey Feathers and other regional folk and jazz groups. He has performed with April Verch, Brad and Ken Kolodner, The Bumper Jacksons, Hot Club of Baltimore, and Baltimore Swing Drop.  Three great musicians backing up a wonderful caller.  Michael has been calling all around the US to rave reviews.  His calm, concise calling will have us breezing through an afternoon of cheery contras. This will be an exciting afternoon of dancing.

Future dates in 2024:

July 28: Playing with Fyre with Timothy Klein

August 25: High Drive (Dave Wiesler, David Knight, Paul Oorts) with Scott Higgs

September 15: Starling with Mary Wesley

October 27: Froghammer with Caroline Barnes

November 24: Waverley Station with TBA


The Bumper Car Pavilion is a wonderful covered open-air space with a nice wooden floor.

Tickets are $15 payable at the door either by cash or Venmo.  

Please provide a valid email address when you register at the door.  We will add you to our email list and inform you about future dances.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Unless you opt-out, we will also inform you if there has been a report of Covid infection.  Please let us know when you register. 

Covid policies:

This is a mask-optional event.  We recommend vaccinations, boosters and masks, but they are not required.  If you are symptomatic, or have tested positive, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid, please stay home. If you test positive within 48 hours after attending a dance, please email us immediately at: dancingplanet@erols.com

Also of interest:

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) and the Friday Night Dancers co-sponsor a series of dances on Friday nights at the Spanish Ballroom.  More information at https://fsgw.org/Friday-contra-square-dance.