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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.

It's February, 2015!   We just presented our 8th Annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza, on January 15, 2015, and what a show it was!  Jamie and Tamara were joined by the absolutely incredible musicians Brad Leftwich and  Sam Bartlett, Joel Lensch, Robert Widlowski, Marielle Abell, Grey Larsen and Eric Schedler.   Of course, Tamara's Foot Squad were the dancing stars, creating all sorts of magic dance sounds and imagery.  Photos coming soon!

Our new contra and square dance band, the Hoosier Crackerjacks, takes to the road this month!   The band includes Tamara Loewenthal calling, with foot percussion; Jamie Gans on fiddle; Dave Landreth on banjo; Jim Nelson on guitar; and Dedo Norris on bass.  Feb 6 and 7 will find us in Kentucky; visit the events page to see other upcoming dances  - and contact us for further bookings!


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.



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Mar11

BOTMDG Wednesday Night Contra Dance

BOTMDG DANCE at HARMONY SCHOOL, 909 E Second St , Bloomington, IN

 

Tamara calls the Wed night dance.

Age limit: All ages

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Mar14

THE HOOSIER CRACKERJACKS

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Cincinnati Contra Dance at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Ave. , Wyoming, OH, 45215

 

http://www.cincinnaticontradance.org/schedule.htm

Age limit: All ages

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Mar25

BOTMDG Wednesday Night Contra Dance

BOTMDG DANCE at HARMONY SCHOOL, 909 E Second St , Bloomington, IN

 

Ox On Fire (Tamara, Jamie, Rob Fischman, Michael Valliant) plays the dance.

Age limit: All ages

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Apr18

STEEL CITY SQUARES

The New Bohemian, on the North Side, 887 Progress St, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Age limit: 18+

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Apr22

BOTMDG Wednesday Night Contra Dance

BOTMDG DANCE at HARMONY SCHOOL, 909 E Second St , Bloomington, IN

 

Age limit: All ages

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Apr30

MAY DAY MAY POLE CELEBRATION

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, 2120 N Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408

 

Age limit: All ages

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Jun8

SQUARE DANCE KALAMAZOO

Eccentric Cafe at Bells Brewery (located in the back room), 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Tamara calls at her favorite Michigan dance.

Age limit: 21+

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The Fiddle River String Band at The Indiana Fiddler's Gathering

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Battlefield Park, Battle Ground, Indiana

 

The Fiddle River String Band features Jamie (fiddle), Tamara (feet, vocals, fiddle and square dance calling), Bob Lucas (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Chris Westhoff ( guitar, bass and vocals) www.indianafiddlersgathering.org

Age limit: All ages

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