Beth Hoven Rotto

Beth Hoven Rotto plays her fiddle with the dance band, Foot-Notes and with other Scandinavian American musicians. She has collected and performed tunes in this tradition, entertaining at hundreds of community events including the World’s Largest Schottische which she organized for Foot-Notes 25th anniversary, registering 1881 dancers at Decorah’s Nordic Fest in 2015. Foot-Notes has held popular community dances at the Highlandville Schoolhouse for nearly three decades, enabling people of all ages to waltz, polka and schottische together. Beth has helped raise funds to preserve this 1911 two room schoolhouse. She has worked at Oneota Community Food Co-op for nearly 40 years.