Hey Fever! Schedule

Sample

We’ve not got the 2024 Hey Fever! schedule completed yet but it will be somewhat similar to this sample, from 2019. Workshops, shown below, are likely to be different.

Friday

Time Session Band Caller Where
7:00 – 8:00 PM Welcome and registration
8:00 – 9:30 PM Welcome Contra Dance Band 1 Caller 1 Main Hall
9:30 – 9:45 PM Break, with snack in the Main Hall
9:45 – 11:15 PM Contra Dance Band 2 Caller 2 Main Hall

Saturday

Time Session Band Caller Where
10:30 –
11:00 AM
Morning Waltzes Band 1 n/a Main Hall
11:00 AM –
12:00 PM
Contras/Making Waves Band 1 Caller 1 Main Hall
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch at local restaurants or in the Main Hall (if you pre-bought ours or brought your own)
Dance organizers’ lunchtime Meet & Greet (bring own lunch) Town Hall – upstairs
1:30 – 3:00 PM Challenging Contras & Squares Band 2 Caller 2 Main Hall
Callers’ Workshop n/a Caller 1 Town Hall – upstairs
3:00 – 3:30 PM Break, with snack in the Main Hall
3:00 – 5:30 PM Town Hall room (upstairs) is open to chill or chat
3:30 – 5:30 PM Contras/Dancing Other Role workshop & dance Band 1 Caller 2 Main Hall
5:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner at local restaurants or in the Main Hall (if you brought your own)
Town Hall (upstairs) is open for music jamming
7:30 – 9:00 PM Dress Up Contra Dance (and a costume parade) Band 2 Caller 1 Main Hall
9:00 – 9:15 PM Break, with snack in the Main Hall
9:15 – 11:00 PM Dress Up Contra Dance Band 1 Caller 2 Main Hall

Sunday

Time Session Band Caller Where
10:00 –
11:00 AM
Mostly Waltzes Band 2 n/a Main Hall
11:00 AM –
12:00 PM
Larks & Ravens Contras Band 2 Caller 1 Main Hall
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch at local restaurants or in the Main Hall (if you brought your own)
1:30 – 2:30 PM Farewell Contras Band 1 Caller 2 Main Hall
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Farewell Contras Band 1 & 2 Caller 1 & 2 Main Hall

Session descriptions

This is a 2019 sample. Many of these are likely to be different in 2024. 

Making Waves Smooth to bouncy, sultry to swingin’, the variety in these dances is sure to amaze! And yet, they all
share something in common.
Challenging Contras and Squares Brainteasers, no walk-throughs, and diagonals!
Callers’ Workshop: Calling with the Music From patter-calling to lilting, come learn how to be a caller who works with the music in this workshop!
All experience levels welcome.
Dancing the Other Role Increase your awareness and skill of contra dancing by dancing both roles.
Dress Up Contra Dance Come dance dressed up either fun or fancy! There will be a costume parade during the 7:30-9:00 PM session.
Larks and Ravens Contra Dance Hands-four from the top, Larks on the Left and Ravens on the Right! Let’s dance! (2024 comment: This was new back in 2019. We now use Larks and Robins for all our dances, including Hey Fever! 2024.)