The fun begins at six pm with calling to live music -- or even earlier for open waltz
The fun begins at six pm with calling to live music — or even earlier for open waltz

Saturday dances start at 6:00 pm!

Caller Joe DePaolo
Caller Joe DePaolo

In fact, Saturday dances at The Dancing Fish start as early as 5 pm when the barn opens to the vaccinated public. Arrive early to warm up to ambient waltz music (recorded).

  • 5:00 pm: The Dancing Fish opens (proof of vaccination required)
  • 5:00—6:00 pm Open waltz / Cross-step waltz  lead or follow taught to recorded music (subject to band or sound engineer’s requirements)
  • 6:00—9:00 pm Joe DePaolo & Katie’s Contradiction

Try to arrive early. See you there — bring a friend! We’ll be dancing to some Celtic tunes presented by Melrose’s very own contra dance quintet — Katie’s Contradiction — to the urbane voice of multi-talented caller Joe DePaolo.

Katie’s Contradiction is:

  • Pete Sucsy on banjo;
  • Eleta Sucsy on penny whistle;
  • Tim Stevens on guitar;
  • Bill Paine on mandolin; and
  • Gary Zimmerman on fiddle
Katie’s Contradiction is Pete Sucsy banjo, Eleta Sucsy penny whistle, Tim Stevens guitar, Bill Paine mandolin, Gary Zimmerman fiddle
Katie’s Contradiction is
Tim Stevens on guitar; Katie’s Contradiction is Pete Sucsy banjo, Eleta Sucsy penny whistle, Tim Stevens guitar, Bill Paine mandolin, Gary Zimmerman fiddle
Arrive early — Dancing Fish opens at 5 pm!