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Published: 1/20/2014 - Updated: 6 months ago


Cabin Fever Contra Dance

Residents enjoyed a folk dance revival Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Olander Park’s Nederhouser Community Hall. The park hosted the Cabin Fever Contra Dance to help residents chase away seasonal winter blues. The community dance was based on the traditional folk style contra dance. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Contra Dancers dance in a circle while Marlin Whitaker calls the steps and the Root Cellar String Band plays. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Contra Dancers dance in a circle while Marlin Whitaker calls the steps and the Root Cellar String Band plays.
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Martin Slavens, left, and Bart Susor, right, dance in a circle while Marlin Whitaker calls the steps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Martin Slavens, left, and Bart Susor, right, dance in a circle while Marlin Whitaker calls the steps.
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Bart Susor, left, and Sue Hartman make their way down the line during the Cabin Fever Contra Dance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bart Susor, left, and Sue Hartman make their way down the line during the Cabin Fever Contra Dance.
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Lucy Long plays fiddle for the contra dancers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucy Long plays fiddle for the contra dancers.
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Tom Goodwin, left, and Steve O'Regan play for the contra dancers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Goodwin, left, and Steve O'Regan play for the contra dancers.
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Contra Dancers dance in a circle while Marlin Whitaker calls the steps and the Root Cellar String Band plays. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Contra Dancers dance in a circle while Marlin Whitaker calls the steps and the Root Cellar String Band plays.
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Marlin Whitaker, left, and Erika Buri dance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marlin Whitaker, left, and Erika Buri dance.
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Yiju Huang, left, and Martin Slavens make their way down the line. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Yiju Huang, left, and Martin Slavens make their way down the line.
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Root Cellar String Band from left: Dave Strickler, Tom Goodwin, Lucy Long, and Steve O'Regan play. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Root Cellar String Band from left: Dave Strickler, Tom Goodwin, Lucy Long, and Steve O'Regan play.
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Root Cellar String Band from left: Dave Strickler, Tom Goodwin, Lucy Long, and Steve O'Regan play. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Root Cellar String Band from left: Dave Strickler, Tom Goodwin, Lucy Long, and Steve O'Regan play.
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Marlin Whitaker calls the steps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marlin Whitaker calls the steps.
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