Their driving rhythm, epic dynamics and uniquely rocking style have given them a loyal following all over North America. Their powerful playing and explosive  improvisation create deep dance grooves.

Sarah’s love of dance and her joy in sharing it with all who will participate is evident and infectious. She has traveled far afield to call for dances and dance weekends across the country.

“It’s not every day that a great stringband joins
with a horn section, but when you hear Elixir, it’s
the best tonic for body and mind!"

Spring Frolic

Sarah VanNorstrand and
Great Bear

Fri-Sat, March 10-11, 2017

Mesa Active Adult Center, 
​247 N. Macdonald St. Mesa AZ 85201

The 2017 Frolics

There is still room for you at the Spring Frolic! The Frolics are 2-day intimate revels to one incredible band and your favorite caller,with 9 hrs of contra dancing from Friday evening to Saturday night. You must register to attend the Frolics, so sign-up today!  We have a larger hall in Mesa AZ, with a more room to handle our growing crowds, and more space to hang out with friends new and old. Great band, great caller and a great hall! Modest price!

Winter Frolic

Wendy Graham and


Fri-Sat, January 13-14, 2017

Mesa Active Adult Center,
​247 N. Macdonald St. Mesa AZ 85201

Wendy Graham is a self-described "dance maniac" who serves up delicious and nutritious dances for all with infectious enthusiasm and a smile.