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.
Happy 2016! We are stoked for another great year of music and dance! Our 9th Annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza is coming up, as we march forth on March 3. The Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium will once again be our home for our annual beloved show. It's a chance for our dancers to step out to the music of absolutely incredible musicians, including Bob Lucas (special guest), Jamie Gans, Brad Leftwich, and Sam Bartlett, among others. Tamara's Foot Squad will be the shining stars, creating all sorts of dance magic .
This year will also see further collaborations with Bob Lucas and Chris Westhoff, via our Fiddle River Stringband. Look for performances this summer at the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering and McCormick's Creek State Park. A few more will be added soon!
We continue our work playing dances with the Hoosier Crackerjacks, a band that includes Tamara Loewenthal calling, with foot percussion; Jamie Gans on fiddle; Dave Landreth on banjo; Jim Nelson on guitar; and Dedo Norris on bass. Now booking square and contra dances for the summer, and beyond!
Stay warm, dance whenever you can, play music when you can't.
And of course, please email us for more information, or just to say hi. We love to hear from you.
5th SATURDAY Contra dance
Tamara calls to the Midwest Central Ramblers: Jamie, Sam Bartlett, Jim Nelson, and Dedo Norris
Fiddle 'n' Feet
Fiddle 'n' Feet with Sam Bartlett, Jim Nelson, and Dedo Norris, and with the Foot Squad