Nelson Contra with Allemande Joy 2018
5-11 February 2018
A Great Success!

The Allemande Joy Contra tour started in Nelson and stayed almost a week. So Nelson was the place to visit if you were keen to meet and dance with them. There were three contra dances (all at Victory Community Centre), some opportunities to jam with the tour musicians, a Morris dance display and a Scottish Ceilidh run by local Scottish Country Dance clubs.
  • Tuesday 6 Feb evening Musician's Jam
      (INNBetween Lodge)
  • Wednesday 7 Feb 7 - 10:30 pm Contra Dance
  • Thursday 8 Feb 7 - 10:30 pm Contra Dance
      (with Ragged Crow Morris display)
  • Friday 9 Feb Ceilidh 7.30 -9.30pm Masonic Hall, 107 Nile St
      ($5 entry fee - part of Dance Scottish Month 2018)
  • Saturday 10 Feb 7 - 10:30 pm Dance
      (with supper at end)

The talent was provided by the tour musicians and callers with help from local contra buffs. As in the past those on Allemande Joy tour had a great deal of skilled callers, contra musicians and dance experts.

Accommodation in Nelson

Allemande Joy stayed at the INNBetween Lodge and Backpackers in central Nelson.

Tour Callers and Musicians

The tour contra callers: Chris Deephouse, Donna Hunt, Ed Hall, Mike Boerschig and Tina Fields.

The musicians on the tour:

Allemande Joy Tour 2018

Julie Anspach continued the tradition started by Ron and Cathy Arps and is bringing Allemande Joy contra tour to NZ February 2018.