Family Dance for All (2021 program)

Claire Takemori
Family Room / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

Bring your family or a stuffed animal, let’s do si do. We will clap, stamp, and sing a song. Appropriate for family members of all ages.

I am passionate about sharing dance and music! I teach and call fun, Americana folk (barn dances, square dances and hoedowns, family and  community dances, contra dances, mixers, ceilidh parties, and English country dances) as well as kid-friendly dances, singing games, and couples’ waltzing. I’m learning to play fiddle, accordion and foot percussion, while I already play some ukulele, piano, and flute.

Live music will be performed by Back Pocket, featuring Jess Newman on fiddle (and stomp percussion) and Will Wheeler on guitar (and foot percussion).  They are a HOT, NEW contra dance band from SF Bay Area. Message on Facebook to perform at your dance events: or