Riolo Dance

Riolo Dance

Riolo Dance

Riolo Dance 502 N Capitol Ave, 2nd Floor Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Riolo Dance offers Group Classes, Private Instruction and Open Dance Parties in Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, Salsa, West Coast Swing, Hip Hop & more.


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Mar

10

Tue

Tue, Mar 10, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Mar 10, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to the traditional Irish music of the Indianapolis Ceili Band! You can get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit a little early by dancing to Indy’s premier Irish trad dance band. Nick Rockstroh will be coming over from Cincinnati to call – it’s going to be a great night!

Check out this video of the Ceili Band playing several years ago at Indy Contra!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFx5HWdHQ40]

Hope to see you there!

$10 (non members) $8 (members) $5 (youth)
bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Tags: Indy Contra, dance, Live Music, square dance, caller

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Mar

03

Tue

Tue, Mar 03, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Mar 03, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to the swingin’ music of Haus Party and Friends! They’ll be playing their mix of swing and traditional contra dance tunes. Louisville’s Callie Allison will be calling a Larks and Ravens dance!

Hope to see you there!

$10 (non members) $8 (members) $5 (youth)
bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

————-Larks and Ravens Dance———–
Contras all over the United States have started using Larks and Ravens to represent dance roles. These terms encourage all dancers to dance whichever role they prefer, and also promote dancing both roles. The “Lark” starts and ends the swings on the Left, and the “Raven” starts and ends the swing on the Right. Also, “Larks” and “Ravens” have the same syllables and accents as “Gents” and “Ladies,” so it’s easier for callers who are used to “Gents” and “Ladies” to switch from the old terms to the new terms. Every First Tuesday of the month!

Tags: Live Music, Dance, swingin’ music of Haus Party and Friends

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Feb

25

Tue

Tue, Feb 25, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Feb 25, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to the swingin’ music of Cathy Morris and Dianna Davis! Cathy and Dianna are both well known musicians in the Indianapolis music scenes and beyond and they will be sure to improvise a one in a kind evening of dance music. Indy Contra’s own Rhonda Minnich will be calling the dance!

Hope to see you there!

All ages – all are welcome – no partner needed
$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
Bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Live music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

————-The Musicians————
As a musical ambassador, Cathy has performed for world leaders and dignitaries including Mikail Gorbachev, the Prince and Princess of Serbia, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush and the Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae among others.

A 2017 Creative Renewal Fellow and a four time Indiana Arts Commission Grant winner, Dianna received her Masters of Music in clarinet performance from Indiana University and has been playing dance music ever since.
Directions to the dance hall can be found here:
https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Tags: Contra Dancing, Live Music, Cathy Morris, Dianna Davis

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Feb

11

Tue

Tue, Feb 11, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Feb 11, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to the swingin’ music of the Contra Bandits! They’ll be playing their mix of swing, old-time, bluegrass, and traditional contra dance tunes. Indy Contra’s Ken Gall will be calling!

Hope to see you there!

$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Tags: Indy Contra, Live Music, dancing, dance

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Jan

28

Tue

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Jan 28, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to the music of LEDfoot and caller Vickie Stohl! They’ll be lots of old time, and contra music fun to dance to.

Hope to see you there!

All ages – all are welcome – no partner needed
$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
Bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Live music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Tags: Contra Dancing, LEDfoot and caller Vickie Stohl, Live Music, Dance, Gathering

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Jan

21

Tue

Tue, Jan 21, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Jan 21, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

This week at Indy Contra we will have Troika playing with open calling!

From a simple folk song to a snappy gypsy jazz tune to a wandering improvisational reverie, Troika brings the rich and diverse landscape of International folk music to life for American audiences. Although many instruments are featured–the heart of Troika’s sound is the dynamic interplay between Sarah Skreko’s fiddle and Dianna Davis’ clarinet, driven forward by the punchy rhythms of Mario Joven’s guitar and Adam Riviere’s percussion. Troika also celebrates the Balkan dance tradition; the wild rhythms of their dance tunes are unlike anything else this side of the Carpathians!

Calling will be open calling this week. Every third Tuesday we will have open calling for all of our callers, new and experienced. We want to continuously grow our calling scene, so we can brag about having an amazing line up of callers.

Directions to the dance hall can be found here: https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Hope to see you there!

$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

Tags: Live Music, International folk music, World

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Jan

14

Tue

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 7:45 PM – Tue, Jan 14, 2020 10:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

Come out and dance to Haus Party and Friends with Bob Duffy! They’ll keep you swinging on the dance floor all night long.

Hope to see you there!

All ages – all are welcome – no partner needed
$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
Bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Live music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Tags: Contra dancing, Live Music, Indy Contra

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Dec

17

Tue

Tue, Dec 17, 2019 7:45 PM – Tue, Dec 17, 2019 11:00 PM @ Riolo Dance

This week at Indy Contra it is Open Calling and Birthday Celebrations. We will have the Haus Party and Friends playing! Come celebrate another fantastic year of contra dancing with Indy Contra. NOTE: this is our last contra dance until January 7.

At the break we will celebrate all of December’s birthdays (and anniversaries) and Mindy Bayko will have a fantastic cake for all of us to celebrate with! Mindy makes a cake every month for people whose birthday falls in that month. Come and celebrate community with us!

Calling will be open calling this week. Every third Tuesday we will have open calling for all of our callers, new and experienced. We want to continuously grow our calling scene, so we can brag about having an amazing line up of callers. Also, come to our next calling party so you can be a part of this experience, whether you are calling, dancing, or playing music!

Directions to the dance hall can be found here: https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Hope to see you there!

$9 (non members) $7 (members) $5 (youth)
bring a water bottle – free parking
Beginner lesson at 7:45pm
Music starts at 8pm
www.indycontra.org

There’s no smoking or drinking, and anyone’s welcome to dance together, regardless of age, experience, gender, preference for dogs or cats, etc.

Parking: See https://www.indycontra.org/location/directionstoriolo/

Contra dancing is a social dance. Contra is pure fun and not for competition or performance. It requires no experience and focuses on community, making friends and dancing to a variety of music. You don’t need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!

Tags: Indy Contra, December’s birthdays (and anniversaries), Live Music, dancing, dance

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