WoW! What a great way to start off my 'fiddler in residency' with the Rhode Island Fiddle Project!!
Since I was in fourth grade, I've thought that fiddle tunes and barn-dancing were one of my favorite things in the world.
As an adult, I've always wanted to have dances where my students and their families came together to dance to the tune they would be learning on the fiddle! It took Rachel's smile, tons of work, and similar dreams to make it happen!
It made my heart sing to see so many of our students and their families out on the dance floor laughing and dancing to our music and the great calling of David Kaynor. It was the first time that I met and worked with David, and Max Newman our guitar player, and I know we all felt the magic of the day, and look forward to more get-togethers!
I want to thank all the people and organizations who helped to make this magical day happen:
Everett Dance Theatre/The Carriage House, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (as we announced at the dance), Community MusicWorks, Alan for playing bass, Richie for taking photos, Alvarro for helping with snacks and the welcome table, the folks from the dance community who joined us, the families of our students for bringing their children, and for dancing!