Fiddle ā€˜nā€™ Feet

Fiddle 'n' Feet is Jamie Gans on fiddle and Tamara Loewenthal on feet. We are committed to presenting the very best in percussive dance and traditional music from North America and the Celtic countries. We dance, we sing, we play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, jaw harps and more! Our songs and music range from Old Time Appalachian to Irish to French Canadian. In performance, we showcase a variety of step dance styles, from American clogging to English wooden shoe clogging to French Canadian reels and waltzes. We also teach percussive and traditional styles of dance, and we call and play music for square and contra dances. Rhythm is an important component of our work, whether drumming with feet or with our hands against our bodies. We engage our audiences and our students in the joy of movement and sound.

To view some of our recent work, go to our Links page.

We open 2014 with the 7th Annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza, our home concert where we present some of the best dancing and Old Time music you're likely to see in the Midwest. This year, Brad Leftwich plays fiddle alongside Jamie, and we welcome our special guest John Schwab. Sam Bartlett brings back his killer rhythms on banjo and mandolin and Robert Widlowski joins us on bass. The concert will be at the Ivy Tech Waldron Center Auditorium in Bloomington on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Bloomingfoods or by contacting us. There will also be a square dance and music and clogging workshops on Saturday, January 25. Keep your eyes peeled for all these events!

We hope to see you at one of our public performances in 2014. Happy New Year!

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