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Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 5:16 a.m.

'Dawn Dance' a chance to kick up your heels over the weekend

By Ann Dwyer

It will be a weekend of folk dancing at the Ann Arbor Dawn Dance Weekend at Clague Middle School. The weekend is presented by the Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature contra dancing with caller Wendy Graham from Colorado and music by Lift Ticket. The English country dance track features Brooke Friendly from Oregon and calling music by Roguery.

Sunday starts with open waltzing to recorded music in the gym (10-11:40 a.m.), stretch and warm-up yoga in the cafeteria (10-11:15 a.m.) and singing led by the local trio Katseye. Contra and English country dancing will follow after a short break.

There will be additional highlights, as well, including a techno contra workshop and dance, hambo workshop, music jam with members of Lift Ticket, singing with Seth Houston, Rick Avery & Judy Greenhills and Katseye, and more. Get more information at

February 22-24, 2013. Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, two sessions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or 7:30-midnight. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Individual sessions cost $18-22. Full weekend price is $75. Get a complete schedule at Clague Middle School is located at 2616 Nixon Road, Ann Arbor. 734-994-1976