Contra Dance at Pine Lake/Hartwick College

Contra Dance Planned at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Campus

November 7, 2012

Hartwick College will soon welcome Boston-based trio "Nor'easter" to the Pine Lake Environmental Campus for a Contra Dance. The dance will be held on Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m. in the Vaudevillian and is free for Hartwick College students.

The band Nor'easter is made up of three members, including Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Max Newman (mandolin/guitar), and Julie Vallimont (piano).

According to the band's website, Stanistreet studied violin at the Crane School of Music and is equally at home with both traditional fiddle and classical violin.

Newman has played traditional music widely at dances and sessions for most of his life, sharing the stage with a variety of dance musicians and traditional Irish musicians.

Vallimont has roots in classical, folk, and rock music, having spent a number of years as a classical pianist and organist before being drawn to dance music.

Contra dances are a place where people can come together to dance and socialize. People of all ages and lifestyles, including children, are welcome to this event.

For more information on the band Nor'easter, visit

For more information on this event and for directions to Pine Lake, contact Peter Blue at 607-278-5429 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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