Friday, April 29, 2016

May 7 Dance

Sonya Kaufman


Ruthie Dornfeld and Forrest Gibson

Sonya Kaufman is an energetic young caller who has been contra dancing for as long as she can remember. She started calling for contra dances in college, and has been calling regularly for dances throughout the Northwest during the past year. 
Her energy, grace, and warmth shine through in all that she does, and her clear directions will guide you through the trickiest of dances. Sonya is moving to Port Angeles at the end of April to work as a wildland firefighter for Olympic National Park, and is excited to spend the summer in this beautiful place.

We welcome back Ruthie and Forrest, who keep us going with their lively music. 
From Seattle, fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld and guitarist Forrest Gibson merge their New England and Wild West backgrounds to create a dynamic musical team.  Dornfeld, as a 15 year resident of Boston,  was a mainstay of the thriving contra dance scene there; meanwhile Gibson was playing blues guitar in a cabin in the woods in the wilds of Alaska.  They met after both ended up moving to Seattle; musical sparks flew and the result is the no holds barred, full volt style you'll hear at the Contra Dance.
There is a workshop at 7:30pm.  The dance begins at 8:00.  All other dance details are on the "About Our Dance" page on this website.   

1 comment:

  1. I can remember how long Sonya's been contra dancing - since she was 4 years old (at CDSS Family Week at Kinder Ring). But if you saw her dance, you'd swear she'd been doing it all her life!