History of the Big Scioty Contra (Barn) Dance

 

 

The name Big Scioty came from the name of an old-time fiddle tune and also the nickname of Columbus’ principal river, the Scioto. The idea for the Big Scioty Barn Dance came out of the friendship of long time dance caller Kathy Anderson and musician Andrea (Andi) Ardito’s. When they met in 1982 Andi had been playing New England, Old-Time, and Irish music in Columbus with the Turkey in the Straw for 9 years. Kathy had been dancing calling squares and contras as well as playing banjo for many years. They soon began planning to start a dance group which endures to this day!

 

Page 1 – The Columbus Dispatch – Feb. 20, 1998. Click for full size.

Page 2 – The Columbus Dispatch – Feb. 20, 1998. Scanned from a copy that cut off part of the right side, no original available. Click for full size.

 

The Current (Big Scioty Barn Dance newsletter), history article, Fall 1992. Click for full size.

The Columbus Guardian, March 14, 1996. The Big Picture – “Dance with me darlin’: Kicking up a storm at the Old Scioty Barn Dance.” Click for full size.

A photo of Big Scioty some time in 1996. It should be Catherine Kohn, not Karen Cohn. Click for full size.

Dance cards from 1998 – used to collect other dancer’s autographs. Click for full size.

Columbus Monthly - "Dancing the night away" - March 2000

Columbus Monthly – “Dancing the night away” – March 2000

History Highlights 

1985 – Founded as Big Scioty Barn Dance; dances were held in the Olentangy Food Co-Op, later in a third floor loft on High St., with summer dances in a parking lot next to Andy Ardito’s former house in Gahanna. Organizers included Kathy Anderson, Andy Ardito, Sue Wartell and Pat Wilcox.


1986 – Since the 20th anniversary dance was held Feb. 4, 2006, then this would be the official first year of Big Scioty.


1987 – The dance moved to Aquinas Hall on the Columbus State campus.


1988 – 1989 – Listed in Buckeye Singles Council: “More than than 50 square and contra dancers, age 20-80, predominantly 20s and 30s, meet two Saturdays a month, 8-11:30, $4.” Price raised to $5 per dance in the fall of 1989.


1991 – Big Scioty began offering periodic caller’s workshops taught by Kathy Anderson from 4-6 before the regular dance.


1992 – In addition to Big Scioty dances, “Little Scioty” contra and square dances held on first and third Tuesdays at the Northminster Presbyterian Church. Funding these dances achieved by offering underwriting  (Rug Cutter for $25; Roof Raiser for $50, and Swing Master ($100 or more).


1993 – Little Scioty dances continue; no documentation about when they ended. Big Scioty began putting on a yearly advanced dance with contras, squares, workshops, swing dance and potluck. Workshops before regular dances expanded to include clogging, waltz, old time musicians. Fundraising campaign for underwriters began.


1994 – First Mayapple Stomp.


1996 – A gender free contra dance offered as part of Pride week.


1998 – Dance (autograph) cards offered to help dancers get to know each other better (used at special dance card night). Fall season attendance averaged 80-90 dancers.


1999 – Advanced dance workshops began (first date unknown), 2nd and 4th Mondays, with Joseph Pimentel leading. Regular dance price raised to $6/dance, but frequent dancer coupons offered for $1 discount per dance.


2000 – Several new collaborations this year – the Midsummer dance party began, with multiple dance groups participating; contra was offered on Friday night as part of the English Country Dance weekend; Big Scioty teamed up with the Unitarian Church’s to offer intergenerational contra dancing at the church’s First Friday events.


2001 – First Winter WarmUp!


2002 fall   All Soles begins as a monthly dance at the Unitarian Church in Clintonville


2003 – Big Scioty presents contra at the Central Ohio Folk Festival (first time?). Big Scioty bylaws (composed in 2002, modification on April 2, 2003 voted on and approved). All Soles continues with new wood floor.


2004 – “Dream a dance community” meeting held in May to involve all dancers to help envision next dance series. All Soles adds summer series.


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Past Bookings at Big Scioty and All Soles

All Soles History – Please note that listings are incomplete

2002
All Soles Columbus Contra Dance started Fall 2002; 4th Fridays at the Unitarian Church


2003
3/28 Timbre Wolves; Eric Conrad
4/25 Heartstone; Adriane Moser & Eric Conrad
9/26 – Changeling; Carol Ormand
10/24 Pitbull String Band; Eric Conrad


2004
4/30 Timbre Wolves; Kate Power
6/26
7/24 potluck & dance
8/28


2005
2/25 Fiddle Faddle
3/18 Emerald Slipper
4/22 Mark & Hilarie Burhans; Becky Hill
June
July
August
11/18 Erin Ways; Carol Kopp
12/16 Pigtown Alley; Becky Hill


2005
1/27 Fiddle Faddle; Kate Power & Eric Conrad (after party at Melissa’s)
2/24 Crossfire (Wendy Tanner & Mike Neely or was it Zac Leger & Marian Funk? two different flyers); Kate Power & Eric Conrad (after party at Ellie & Larry’s)
3/10 Mt. Pleasant Lowdown; Kate Power & Eric Conrad
4/28 DeGrand & DeLozier; Kate Power & Eric Conrad
5/14 special Sunday dance – Mock Turtle Soup (Asheville, NC)
6/24
7/22 potluck
8/26
(also after parties at Jan P., Joyce, dates?)

Past Bookings at Big Scioty (band listed first, then caller; home location listed if known, first time they appear in the list. All Soles dates listed when known, but records are incomplete)

1985-1988
No details available, but Kathy Anderson would have been the primary caller, accompanied by the Turkey in the Straw.


1989
1/21/1989 – Turkey in the Straw
(Columbus); Kathy Anderson (Dayton)
2/25/1989 – The Strut and Sputter Butter Boys (East Lansing); Kathy Anderson
3/11/1989 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson
4/22/1989 – The Coot Brother; Kathy Anderson
5/13/1989 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson
9/9/1989 – Hillbillies from Venus (Buzz Star, Flash Asteroid, Igor); Kathy Anderson
9/23/1989 – (not available)
10/7/1989 – The Red Mules
(northern OH); Kathy Anderson
10/28/1989 – Ten Strike
(Cincinnati); Susan Marcus (Cincinnati)
11/11/1989 – The Ladies of the Evening; (no info on caller)
12/9/1989 – The Strut and Sputter Butter Boys; Kathy Anderson


1990
No details available, but Kathy Anderson would have been the primary caller, accompanied by the Turkeys in the Straw.


1991
1/5/1991 – Boiled Buzzards (Cleveland); Kathy Anderson
1/26/1991 – Turkey in the Straw; Delores Haggy
(Pittsburgh)
2/9/1991 – Ten Strike; Susan Marcus
2/23/1991-  Barb Kuhns & Doug Smith,
(both from Corn Drinkers); Kathy Anderson
3/9/1991 – Barb Zavon on fiddle, Kathy Anderson on piano;  Roger Diggle
(Wisconsin)
3/30/1991 – Rhythm Rats (Paula, Whit, Kenny)
(SE OH); Marlin Whitaker (Pittsburgh)
4/13/1991 – Sick Ducks (Chucky Levy +)
(Chicago); Pat Plunkett
4/27/1991 – “special surprise band”; Kathy Anderson
5/18/1991 – The Strut and Sputter Butter Boys;  Ron Buchannon
6/8/1991 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson
summer dance – date?  Mark Richardson
9/14/1991 – Boiled Buzzards
; Mark Richardson
9/28/1991 – Turkey in the Straw; Marlin Whitaker

10/12/1991 – Critter de Jour
(Indianapolis); Kathy Anderson
10/26/1991 – The Strut and Sputter Butter Boys; Bill Sudkamp
(Chicago)
11/9/1991 – Hotpoint String Band; Ron Buchanan
11/23/1991 – Barb Zavron
(fiddle);  Kathy Anderson, Roger Diggle (calling and playing)

12/7/1991 – Turkey in the Straw;  Kathy Anderson


1992
1/4/1992 – Boiled Buzzards; Ron Buchanan
1/18/1992 – Sick Ducks
(Chicago); Pat Plunkett(Chicago?)
2/1/1992 – Rhythm Rats (Paula,Whit, Kenny)
(SE OH); Kathy Anderson
2/15/1992 – Hot Point String Band; Lindsay Adams
(Cleveland)
2/29/1992 – Turkey in the Straw Columbus Eric Conrad, Pat Wilcox
3/14/1992 – (band not listed); Lausanne Allen
(Vermont)
3/28/1992 – Heavy Medley Boys
(Michigan); Kathy Anderson
4/11/1992 – Boiled Buzzards; Mark Richardson
(Bloomington)
5/16/1992 – Sick Ducks; Kathy Anderson
Mayapple Stomp? flyer for 1999 mentions previous 7 years, making this the first year 
7/18/1992  – Summer potluck and dance at Liberty Church; open band, open mic
9/19/1992  – Nasty Neighbor and the Pit Bull String Band
(local?); Becky Hill (Cleveland)

10/3/1922 – John Bealle, Eloise Clark, Jim Johnson; Kathy Anderson
10/24/1992 – Birds of a Feather; Susan Marcus
11/7/1992 – Big Scioty advanced dance with workshops;  Uncle Gizmo; Kathy Anderson; Ron Buchanan; workshops Fred Todt, Scott Roberts
11/21/1992 – Turkey in the Straw; Eric Conrad
12/12/1992 -The Boiled Buzzards; Lausanne Allen

Summer: Little Scioty at Northminster Pres. Church (home of King Ave. co-op)
Tuesdays 6/16/1992, 7/14/1992, 8/11/1992; contras and squares open band, open mic

Winter: Little Scioty every 1st & 3rd Tuesday beginning Nov. 17, 1992 at Northminster Pres. Church; open band, open mic.


1993
Records missing for early 1993
Mayapple Stomp?
8/28/1993 – Pit Bull String Band; Eric Conrad
9/18/1993 – The Rhythm Rats; Kathy Anderson
10/9/1993 – Strings & Things; Carol Kopf
10/23/1993 – John, Jim & Eloise; Barbara Grabowski
11/13/1993 – The Fuller Tones; caller TBA
11/20/1993 – ADVANCED DANCE
(held at Harmony Hall in Buckeye Lake) – Hotpoint String Band; Turkey in the Straw; Ron Buchanan & Roger Diggle; workshops, swing, contra & squares
12/11/1993 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson


1994
1/15/1994 – Pat Plunkett & Charlie Waldron; Kathy Anderson
(Kathy’s 50th birthday)
1/29/1994 – The Sick Ducks; Kathy Anderson
2/13/1994 (Sunday) – Pete Sutherland & Karen Billings; Carol Kopp
3/5/1994 – Hotpoint String Band; Kathy Anderson
3/26/1994 – Pit Bull String Band; Becky Hill
4/16/1994 – Boiled Buzzards; Tamara Loewenthal
4/30/1994 – Turkey in the Straw; Eric Conrad
5/21/1994 – Mayapple Stomp
7/23/1994 – Summer Potluck dance, at Liberty Church
9/17/1994 – Sick Ducks; Eric Conrad
10/1/1994 – Turkey in the Straw; Marlin Whittaker
10/22/1994 – Pit Bull String Band; Steve Tossey
11/12/1994 – Sick Ducks; Mark Richardson
12/3/1994 – ADVANCED DANCE – Hotpoint String Band; Strings & Things; Ron Buchanan; Kathy Anderson
workshops, swing, contra & squares


1995
1/7/1995 – Rhyf’s Pieces; Kathy Anderson
1/21/1995 – Turkey in the Straw; Marlin Whittaker
2/4/1995 – Rhythm Rats; Kathy Anderson
2/18/1995 – The Chazmatics; Tamara Lowenthal
3/4/1995 – Sick Ducks; Becky Hill
3/191995 – (Sunday) – Clayfoot Strutters with Pete Sutherland; Kathy Anderson (post PIgtown Fling dance)
4/8/1995 – Hotpoint String Band; Carol Kopp
4/22/1995 – Innisheer; Marlin Whittaker
5/6/1995 – Pit Bull String Band; Eric Conrad
5/20-5/21/1995 – Mayapple Stomp
7/22/1995  – Summer potluck and dance at Liberty Church; open band, open mic
9/16/1995 – Big Scioty first dance at First congregational? – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson
9/30/1995 – John, Jim, & Eloise; Mike White
10/21/1995 – Pit Bull String Band; Bill
Alkire
11/18/1995 – Rhythm Rats; Kathy Anderson
12/2/1995 – ADVANCED DANCE – Hotpoint String Band; Strings & Things; Ron Buchanan; Kathy Anderson
workshops, swing, contra & squares; Westgate Lodge
12/30/1995 – Rhubarb Pie; Carol Kopp (source? not in the old flyer)


1996
1/13/1996 – Rhys Jones & Friends; Kathy Anderson
1/27/1996 – Sick Ducks; Becky Hill
2/10/1996 – Turkey in the Straw; Mike White
2/24/1996 – Brittany Bay; Kathy Anderson
3/9/1996 – Corn Drinkers; Marlin Whittaker
3/30/1996 – Jim, John, & Eloise; Mike Boerschig
4/20/1996 – Kathy Whiteside & Hank Bradley; Kathy Anderson
5/4/1996 – Pit Bull String Band; Eric Conrad
5/18-19/1996 – Mayapple Stomp
6/29/1996 – GENDER FREE CONTRA DANCE (supported by Big Scioty and Lavender Country & Folk Dancers) wiht Pit Bull String Band and Chris Ricciotti (Boston); held at First Congregational Church. Part of Pride week.
7/20/1996 – Summer potluck and dance at Westgate Park

9/21/1996 – Turkey in the Straw & Friends; Eric Conrad
10/4/1996 – Innisheer; Caroline Fahrney

10/19/1996 – Sick Ducks; Beth Molaro
11/1/1996 – Pitt Bull String Band; Kathy Anderson
11/23/1996 – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra; Darlene Underwood
12/7/1996 – ADVANCED DANCE – Hot Point String Band; Jim John & Eloise; Ron Buchanan; Kathy Anderson; workshops, swing, contra & squares; Westgate Lodge


1997
1/4/1997 – Rhys Pieces; Kathy Anderson
1/18/1997  -Turkey in the Straw; Caroline Fahrney
2/1/1997  – The Corndrinkers; Steve Ballman
2/15/1997 – Pitt Bull String Band; Eric Conrad
3/1/1997 – Stings & Things; Becky Hill
3/15/1997 – Hot Point String Band; Carol Kopp
4/5/1997 – Sick Ducks; Tamara Lowenthal
4/18/1997 – Innisheer; Darlene Underwood
5/3/1997 – Jim, John, & Eloise; Beth Molaro
5/17-18/1997 – Mayapple Stomp 
7/19/1997 – Summer potluck and dance at Wyman Woods park; open band, open mic
9/6/1997 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson; “Farewell to Kathy” (moving to Florida)
9/20/1997 – Rhythm & Shoes Musicians (Bloomington); Tamara Loewenthal
10/4/1997 – Trusty House Band (Charleston); Caroline Fahrney (St. Louis)
10/18/1997 – Jim, John, & Eloise (Cincinnati); Darlene Underwood
11/1/1997 – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra; Keith Cornett
11/15/1997 – Rhythm Rats (Cincinnati); Beverly Smith (Philadelphia)
12/6/1997 – ADVANCED DANCE – Hot Point String Band; Ron Buchanan, Chris Bishoff (Louisville); workshops, swing, contra & squares; First Congregational Church
12/19/1997 – Christmas party – Open Band; Open Mic


1998
1/3/1998 – Rhys Jones & Friends; “Chicago surprise caller”
1/17/1998 – Pit Bull String Band; Kathy Anderson
2/6/1998 – The Corndrinkers; Kathy Anderson
2/21/1998 – Al & Emily Cantrell
(from Athens; note that they performed in the movie “A River Runs Through It”); Becky Hill
3/21/1998 – Trusty House Band; Caroline Fahrney
4/4/1998 – Ten Penny Bit
(Louisville); Darlene Underwood
4/18/1998 – Strings & Things; Carol Kopp
5/2/1998 – Larry Ungar & Laura Lengnick
(Washington DC); David Kirchner (St. Louis)
5/16-17/1998 – Mayapple Stomp
6/9/1998 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic; potluck
6/26/1998 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic; potluck
7/11/1998 – Summer potluck and dance at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic
7/26/1998 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic
8/11/1998 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic; potluck
8/28/1998 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic; potluck
9/19/1998 – Turkey in the Straw; Eric Conrad
10/3/1998 – Hot Point String Band; Charley Harvey
(Berea, KY)
10/17/1998 – Dance Card Night – Aisling
(Columbus); Kenny Wilson (Nelsonville)
11/7/1998 – Hallowed Eve Dance – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra
(Oxford, OH); Erna Lynne Bogue (Ann Arbor) 
11/21/1998 – Upcreek String Band
(Bidwell, OH); Susan Moffitt (Louisville, KY)
12/5/1998 – Brittany Bay
(Cincinnati); Keith Cornett (Lexington)
12/18/1998 – Holiday Dance – Open Band; Open Mic


1999
1/2/1999 – New Year’s Dessert Potluck – Al & Emily Cantrell; Darlene Underwood 
1/16/1999 – Pitt Bull String Band; Lisa Ornstein
2/5/1999 – Turkey in the Straw; Tamara Loewenthal
2/20/1999 – Contrapreneurs
(Ann Arbor); Joseph Pimentel
3/6/1999 – Medicinal Purposes
(Baltimore, MD); Kate Charles (Baltimore, MD)
3/20/1999 – Trusty House Band
(Charleston, WV); Eric Conrad
4/17/1999 – Pitt Bull String Band; Becky Hill
5/1/1999 – Rhys Jones, Jim Johnson, Dave Plechko
(Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh); Kathy Anderson
5/15/1999 – Hot Point String Band; Beth Molaro
(North Carolina)
5/22-5/23/1999 – Mayapple Stomp
6/5/1999 – Summer series at First Congregational Church – Aisling; Cary Ravitz
(Lexington)
6/19/1999 – Summer series at First Congregational Church – Strings & Things; Carol Kopp
7/10/1999 – Summer potluck and dance at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic
7/23/1999 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic
8/14/1999 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic
8/27/1999 – Summer series at Wyman Park – Open Band; Open Mic
9/4/1999 – Trusty House Band; Joseph Pimentel
9/18/1999 – Turkey in the Straw; Paul Balliet
10/4/1999 – Aisling; Caroline Fahrney
10/16/1999 – Brittany Bay; Darlene Underwood
11/6/1999 – Magic Forest
(Cleveland, PIttsburgh); Beverly Smith
11/20/1999 – Pitt Bull String Band; Susan Moffitt
12/4/1999 – ADVANCED DANCE – Hot Point String Band; Carol Ormand;
workshops, swing, contra & squares; First Congregational Church
12/18/1999 – Holiday Dance – Open Band; Open Mic

First Date? Intermediate Contra Dance – 2nd & 4th Mondays – w Joseph Pimentel calling (bands not listed). Location 4th Ave. Christian Church


2000
1/15/2000 – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra; Carol Kopp
2/4/2000 – Big Scioty at First Unitarian Universalist Church’s first Friday event. Carl Yaffey, Jim DeGrand, Andy Verhoff; Joseph Pimentel; potluck at 6:30 and dancing 7:30 – 9:00. 
2/5/2000 – Rhubarb Pie; Lisa Ornstein

2/19/2000 – Deb Jackson & Friends (Ann Arbor); Eric Conrad
3/4/2000 – Jim, John & Eloise (Cincinnati); Charlie Harvey (Berea KY)
3/18/2000 – Strings & Things; Becky Hill
4/15/2000 – Corn Drinkers Kathy Anderson
5/5/2000 – Big Scioty at First Unitarian Universalist Church’s first Friday event. Carl Yaffey, Jim DeGrand, Buren Carter; Eric Conrad & Debbie Shaw; potluck at 6:30 and dancing 7:30 – 9:00. 

5/6/2000 – Amarillis; Joseph Pimentel
5/20-21/2000 – Mayapple Stomp
6/16/2000 – Summer dance at Wyman Park; open band; open mic
6/25/2000 – Midsummer Dance Party (the first?) at the Gutheil Homestead (Red Barn?) – potluck and dancing with Big Scioty, Columbus Folk Dancers, English Country Dancers; Hillel International Dancers, and Whetstone Folk Dancers
7/15/2000 – Summer dance and potluck at Lane Road Park; open band; open mic
8/18/2000 – Summer dance at Wyman Park; open band, open mic
9/16/2000 – Homecoming dance and potluck – Turkeys in the Straw; Kathy Anderson

10/7/2000 – Aisling; Eric Conrad
10/20-22/2000 – John Shaw 25th Anniversary English Country Dance Weekend at OSU Ohio Union; contra dance on Friday night; Bare Necessities; Joseph Pimentel
11/3/2000 – Big Scioty at First Unitarian Universalist Church’s first Friday event. The Swingin’ Stringbenders – Carl Yaffey, Sid Omasta, John Sherman; Eric Conrad; potluck at 6:30 and dancing 7:30 – 9:00. 
11/4/2000 – Pitt Bull String Band; Bill Pope (Cincinnati)

11/18/2000 – The Groovemongers; Joseph Pimentel
12/2/2000 – ADVANCED DANCE – Hot Point String Band; Becky Hill; workshops, swing, contra & squares; First Congregational Church
12/16/2000 – Holiday Dance – Open Band; Open Mic

Intermediate Contra Dance continues – 2nd & 4th Mondays – w Joseph Pimentel calling (bands not listed). Location 4th Ave. Christian Church (dates listed March-May)


2001
1/6/2001 – The Corndrinkers; Kathy Anderson
1/13/2001 – Big Scioty at First Unitarian Universalist Church. Carl Yaffey, John Sherman, John Schomburg; Eric Conrad
1/20/2001 – Aisling; Chris Bishoff
(Louisville)
2/3/2001 – Bolles Anniversary Dance! Changeling; Joseph Pimentel
2/17/2001 – The Trusty House Band
(Charleston, WV); Darlene Underwood
3/3/2001 – Pitbull String Band; Eric Conrad
3/17/2001 – The Morningstar Band
(Detroit); Glen Morningstar (Detroit) – cancelled? 2nd printing has Deb Jackson & Co (Ann Arbor); Joseph Pimentel
4/7/2001 – Strings & Things
(Cleveland); Diane Silver (Cincinnati)
4/21/2001 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson
5/4/2001 – Big Scioty at First Unitarian Universalist Church. Local musicians; Eric Conrad
5/19-20/2001 – Mayapple Stomp (Hot Point, Turkey in the Straw, Pit Bull String Band, and more)
6/8/2001 – Waverly Station
(Washington DC); Carol Kopp
7/21/2001 – Summer potluck & dance at Lane Road Park North; open band; open mic
7/31/2001 – Special dance with Flapjack
(Toronto); Joseph Pimentel
8/25/2001 – Open Band; open mic
9/15/2001 – Atomic City Rhythm Rascals
(Knoxville); Darlene Underwood
10/6/2001 – Pitt Bull String Band; Joseph Pimentel
10/20/2001 – Aunt Lu & Oakland Co. All Stars
(Detroit); Glen Morningstar
11/3/2001 – Rhys Jones, Jim Nelson & Jeff Miller; Will Mentor
11/17/2001 – Turkey in the Straw Eric Conrad
11/30 – 12/2, 2001 – FIRST WINTER WARMUP! See WWU history page for details
12/15/2001 – Open Band; open mic

Intermediate Contra Dance continues – 2nd & 4th Mondays – w Joseph Pimentel calling (bands not listed). Location 4th Ave. Christian Church (dates listed Feb. – May, continuing Sept. 2001 – May 2002). Bands – Schomburgs & Friends; Changeling; Jim Degrand & Company.


2002
1/5/2002 – Jim, John & Eloise; Kathy Anderson
1/19/2002 – Aisling; Becky Hill
2/2/2002 – Corndrinkers
(Dayton); Kathy Anderson
2/16/2002 – Gloomchasers
(AKA Changeling); Carol Kopp
3/2/2002 – Full Moon Dance Orchestra; Barry Dupen
3/16/2002 – Hotpoint String Band; Steve Bennet
4/6/2002 – Amarillis; Joseph Pimentel & Phillippe Callens
4/20/2002 – Mountain Road
(Oberlin); Eric Conrad
5/4/2002 – Turkey in the Straw; Charley Harvey
5/18 – 5/19/2002 – Mayapple Stomp (Hot Point, Turkey in the Straw, Pit Bull String Band, and more)
6/1/2002 – Northern Tunes – open band; open mic
7/20/2002 – Summer potluck & dance at Lane Road Park North; Old Timey Tunes – open band; open mic
8/10/2002 – Old Timey Tunes – open band; open mic
9/7/2002 – Merriweather; Becky Hill
9/21/2002 – Timbre Wolves; caller TBA
10/5/2002 – at 4th Ave. Christian Church – Pit Bull String Band; Eric Conrad
10/18/2002 – English Country Dance Weekend at OSU Ohio Union; contra dance on Friday night; Bare Necessities (Peter Barnes & Mary Lea); Joseph Pimentel
11/2/2002 – Changeling; Joseph Pimentel
11/16/2002 – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra Carol Ormand
12/6 – 12/8, 2002 – WINTER WARMUP – See WWU history page for details
12/21/2002 – Open band; open mic

Intermediate Contra Dance continues – 2nd & 4th Mondays – w Joseph Pimentel calling (bands not listed). Location 4th Ave. Christian Church (listed as continuing Sept. – May on BSCD flyer for April – Oct 2002; no listing found on later flyers).

All Soles Columbus Contra Dance started Fall 2002; 4th Fridays at the Unitarian Church


2003
1/4/2003 – Heartstone; Lisa Ornstein
1/18/2003 –  Aisling; Barry Dupen
2/1/2003 – Erin Ways (Cincinnati); Susan Moffett
 2/15/2003 – Mountain Road; Joseph Pimentel
3/1/2003 – Contrarians; Darlene Underwood
3/15/2003 – Turkey in the Straw; Paul Balliet
4/5/2003 – This Band for Hire (Berea, KY); Charley Harvey
5/2/2003 – Big Scioty at 7th annual Central Ohio Folk Festival (at Historical Society) – Pickle Liquor String Band; Eric Conrad (1st for Big Scioty?)
5/17-18/2003 – Mayapple Stomp (Hot Point, Turkey in the Straw, Pit Bull String Band, Changeling, Mourning Glory, and more)
5/31/2003 – Brittany Bay; Eric Conrad
6/22/2003 – Midsummer Dance Party at the Gutheil Homestead (Red Barn?) – potluck and dancing with Big Scioty, Columbus Folk Dancers, English Country Dancers; Hillel International Dancers, and Whetstone Folk Dancers
7/26/2003 – Summer potluck & dance at Lane Road Park North; Open band, open mic
8/19/2003 (Tuesday) – Flapjack; Joseph Pimentel
9/6/2003 – Changeling; Kathy Anderson
9/20/2003 – Hotpoint String Band; Becky Hill
10/4/2003 – Turkey in the Straw; Carol Ormond
10/18/2003 – Mountain Road; Gaye Fifer
(Charlottesville, VA)
11/1/2003 – Amarillis; Joseph Pimentel
11/15/2003 – Band Behind the Curtain
(Cleveland); Carol Kopp
12/5 – 12/7, 2003 – WINTER WARMUP – See WWU history page for details
12/20/2003 – Holiday dance party – Open band; open mic

All Soles Columbus Contra Dance – see All Soles listing


2004
1/3/2004 – Heartstone; Eric Conrad
1/17/2004 – Corndrinkers
(Dayton); Steve Ballman (Charleston, WV)
2/7/2004 – Erin Ways
(Cincinnati); Susan Moffet (Louisville)
2/21/2004 – Jim, John & Eloise; Susan English & Bill Alkire
3/6/2004 – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra; Marlin Whittaker
3/20/2004 – Kitchen Chair
(Ithaca, NY); Bev Bernbaum
4/3/2004 – Groovemongers
(Rochester, NY); Kathy Anderson
4/17/2004 – Pit Bull String Band; Steve Bennett
5/1/2004 – Timbre Wolves; Cindy Harris
(Pittsburgh)
5/15/2004 – Fiddle Faddle
(Columbus); Lisa Ornstein (Indianapolis)
5/22-23/2004 – Mayapple Stomp
Summer dances – join with All Soles

9/18/2004 – The Contrarians
(Charleston, WV); Carol Ormand
10/2/2004 – Changeling; Charley Harvey
10/16/2004 – Mock Turtle Soup
(Asheville, NC); Nils Fredland (Asheville, NC)
10/22/2004 – English Country Dance Weekend at Worthington Community  Center; contra dance on Friday night; Bare Necessities (Peter Barnes & Mary Lea); Kathy Anderson
11/6/2004 – Rattletrap String Band
(Athens); Eric Conrad
11/20/2004 – Changeling; Joseph Pimentel
12/3 – 12/5, 2004 – WINTER WARMUP – See WWU history page for details
12/18/2004 – Holiday dance party – Open band; open mic

All Soles Columbus Contra Dance – see All Soles listing


2005
1/15/2005 – no record of talent
2/5/2005 – Brittany Bay; Carol Ormand
2/19/2005 – Kitchen Chair; Kathy Anderson
3/5/2005 – Changeling; Carol Ormand
3/19/2005 – The Stump Juice Trading Co.
(Athens); Kate Power
4/2/2005 – Hotpoint String Band; Joseph Pimentel
5/7/2005 – Contranella
(Rochester, NY); Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg (Petersborough, Ontario)
5/21-22/2005 – Mayapple Stomp
Summer dances – join with All Soles (see below)
9/17/2005 – Fiddle Faddle; Eric Conrad
10/1/2005 – Stump Juice Trading Co.; caller TBA
10/15/2005 – Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra; Eric Conrad
11/5/2005 – Brittany Bay; Darlene Underwood
11/19/2005 – The Contrarians; Kate Power
12/2 – 12/4, 2005 – WINTER WARMUP – See WWU history page for details
12/17/2005 – Holiday party and potluck; Dr. Grangelove
(Ann Arbor); Carol Kopp

All Soles Columbus Contra Dance – see All Soles listing


2006
1/7/2006 – Timbrewolves; Susan Moffet
1/21/2006 – Relative Harmony
(Toronto); Judy Greenhill (Toronto)
2/4/2006 – Turkey in the Straw; Kathy Anderson BIG SCIOTY 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
2/18/2006 – DeGrand & DeLozier (Columbus, Yellow Springs); Kate Power
3/4/2006 – Boys of the Hock (Athens); Eric Conrad
3/18/2006 – Emerald Slipper (Columbus); Jim Vogt (Cincinnati)
4/1/2006 – Cornpone (Cincinnati, Lexington); caller TBA
5/6/2006 – DeGrand & DeLozier; Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg
5/20-21/2006 – Mayapple Stomp
9/16/2006 – Pleasant Street (students from Oberlin); David Giusti (student caller from Oberlin)
10/7/2006 – Plum Creek String Band (Oberlin); Kate Power
10/20/2006 – English Country Dance Weekend at Worthington Community  Center; contra dance on Friday night; Bare Necessities (Peter Barnes & Mary Lea); Glen Morningstar
11/4/2006 – Critter du Jour (Indianapolis); Eric Conrad
11/18/2006 – Pigtown Alley; Becky Hill
12/1 – 12/3, 2006 – WINTER WARMUP – See WWU history page for details
12/16/2006 – Brittany Bay; Darlene Underwood

All Soles Columbus Contra Dance – see All Soles listing


2007
3/3/2007 Black River Ironworks Oberlin, OH Keith Cornett Eustis Cincinnati, OH
3/17/2007 Serendipity Cincinnati, OH Eric Conrad
4/13/2007 LIttle Egypt Pep Steppers Columbia, MO Kenny Wilson Cleveland, OH
4/28/2007 Contra Rebels Pittsburgh Paul Balliet Cleveland, OH
4/30/2007 Zesty Changeling Yellow Springs Kate Power  Eric Conrad
Mayapple Stomp 5/19-20/2007
5/12/2007 Harmony Agents (Fred & Pam Stoll, Mark Delozier, Tim Schaiper) Cincy & Yellow Springs Kate Power Columbus OH
9/15/2007 Plum Creek String Band Oberlin, OH Kate Power Columbus, OH
9/29/2007 Changeling & Friends Yellow Springs, OH Becky Hill Cleveland, OH
advanced dance Ed & Carolyn wedding
10/6/2007 DeBand (DeLozier & DeGrand) Yellow Springs & Columbus Kenny Wilson Cleveland, OH
10/20/2007 Black River Iron Works Oberlin, OH David Giusti Oberlin, OH
11/3/2007 Tri-County Revelers 3 counties in OH Eric Conrad Columbus, OH
11/17/2007 Scalar Scalawags Ann Arbor, MI Dave Sebolt Ann Arbor, MI

Winter WarmUp see WWU listing
12/15/2007 Contrarians Charleston, WV Darlene Underwood Cincinnati, OH