The 7th Annual Dancing in the Country at Weather Rock Barn - Saturday & Sunday, September 20th and 21st, 2014.
Let's Celebrate 50 years! What? Check out what happened 50 years ago anywhere. Bring an item (as in Bozeman celebrated 100 years in 1964) and we'll toast to that at dinner. Enjoy a day full of dance or just listen to the music, rain or shine.
The views are spectacular, the dance floor heavenly, the acoustics perfect and the band is just plain fun. It is all Admission Free - sometimes but rarely, we put out a donation jar . . . Directions and helpful hints are at the bottom. I can connect drivers and riders- Cecelia Notess
Times are fluid as we adjust for those present
11 a.m. Scottish Country Dancing
1 p.m. International Folk Dancing - for the IFD addict, but we'll accommodate others
2 p.m. International Folk Dances- basic dances for everyone
3 p.m. an interlude of live music, featuring "Jake and the Geriatrics" (okay, its a 5 piece accordion dance band with young drummer, Jake). Invites social dancers and everyone to the barn's dance floor. Tunes that blur the boundary between social/ballroom and folk dance favorites, Swing, waltz, polka, American pop, Latin, and a set of what we call Retro Mix. Can you cha cha cha to a calypso beat? Come early -enjoy the afternoon with partners, dates and friends.
5:30 p.m. Pot Luck Dinner. Bring a dish to share. Let's Celebrate 50 years! What? Check out what happened 50 years ago anywhere. Bring an item (as in Bozeman celebrated 100 years in 1964) and we'll toast to that at dinner.
7 p.m. Contra Dance upstairs at the Barn loft. Bozeman's youthful Fiddle Dundee, the trio that has been playing the music festival scene this summer, will provide tunes for Bev Young - one of our favorite callers. Wear soft soled shoes to protect the floor. Three hours of contras!
7 p.m. More International Folk Dancing in the Education Center
Sunday morning at 10:00 ish - More International and Scottish Country Dancing
Weather Rock Barn in the Shields Valley - contact: Hallie Rugheimer, hallierugh at gmail.com, land line ph. 578-2353
On paved road, Hwy 86 (Bridger Canyon) all the way to 3 mailboxes at the county line.
At the Gallatin County/Park County sign, turn left (north) onto gravel driveway.
You won't see the barn immediately.
31 miles, about 45 minutes.
Advice for your device: 678 Flathead Creek Rd., Wilsall MT
From Bozeman, take Rouse Av. out past the "M" and Bridger Bowl on Hwy 86 (Bridger Canyon Road).
At the junction, bear left on paved road uphill and past Battle Ridge Campground
You'll cross Seitz Rd, and eventually go through the tiny town of Sedan
At about 29 miles, stay on the paved road. It makes a sharp right.
You're facing east to the Crazy Mountains.
At the Gallatin County/Park County sign, turn left (north) on the gravel driveway.
Info for Newcomers:
Please wear soft soled shoes to protect the dance floors. Please leave dogs at home, unless you have contacted me for arrangements for your pooch. Overnight camping, RVs or tents, or sleeping bag space in the house (or barn) for Saturday night. Sunday morning, everyone join together for breakfast in Hallie's house with early riser coffee at 7:30 a.m. International dances continue in the Barn on Sunday morning.