Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers

Next Up:
Saturday, April 21 – The annual GENE HUBERT DANCE at the Greensboro Grange!  Multiple callers call their favorite Gene Hubert dances while the band, Deep Valley Drifters (Ted Ehrhard and Maria Fairchild) hammer out some great tunes to go with the dances.  People come from all around each year for this special loved dance!

Getting Started
We  have a
FREE beginner’s lesson (more of an orientation) 30 minutes before the dance every time.  Since there is no fancy footwork in contra ( I like that fact, don’t you?) –  “If you can walk, you can dance.” 

Each individual dance is taught then called (to keep everyone on track….more or less) while the music plays and you walk patterns at a vigorous pace with partners, neighbors and other dancers.  You’ll interact with them by way of many hand holding as well as non-touching ways.  Its the easiest type of dancing there is and most fun and accessible! Once you come a few times you’ll learn the terms then the hardest part is remembering your left from your right.  🙂

No partner necessary!
Because it is community dancing, everyone dances with everyone else but you are welcomed and encouraged to bring friends.

Shoes!
Please bring clean, soft soled, non-marring,  shoes without spiked heels (heels should be 3/4″ width minimum) to preserve the fine floors we’re privileged to dance on and to make dancing comfortable and more fun for you.

Admission Rates if you are not a member:
Students (23 and under) at all venues $6

Regular:
Greensboro Saturday 3 hour dance:    $10
Clemmons Tuesday:                                           $9
Salem College Sunday 3 hour dance:  $10
(Salem students and faculty $3 at this dance!)

Children 12 and under – FREE at all venues

Admission Rates for Members (those dancers who have paid their dues) at all venues:
Regular – $8
Student – $5

Coming up:

April – May Dance Flier

 

Saturday, April 21, Guiford Grange in Greensboro:  SPECIAL – GENE HUBERT DANCE,  Deep Valley Drifters and multiple callers!

Tuesday, May 1 at Clemmons Civic Club we have Chimney Swift (Cecile Leroy and Daniel Raine) with caller Emily Abel

Sunday, May 6 at Salem College the amazing guitarist, Rodger Gold joins fiddle player, Gretchen Caverly , as George Segebade calls, for a night to remember!

Annual Fund Raiser is officially over until next fall, but some donations continue to come in – thank you!  We’ve raised $2,700.  Thanks to all who have contributed and continue to do so!

Click here to download or read the fund-raising letter


Become a Member now and begin saving on the spot! Dues are $24 regular, $12 for students
 We are now accepting new memberships and renewals that will carry you through May 31, 2019
Benefits:
Saves you $1 – $2 per dance!
Supports some of our normal annual expenses.
Allows you to take leadership positions.
Allows you to vote in annual elections.
Lets you bring your friends for their first contra for free with guest passes!
Ask how  at the door.

 Looking ahead to Feet Retreat 2018!

Outreach:
If you would like to have contra dancing or circle dances at your event, please contact one of us!  Those type of events reach out to the community at large and introduce new people to this wonderful activity, helping to grow our dance.

About Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers

The Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non- profit organization which sponsors several contra dances (usually 3 per month) in Clemmons, Winston-Salem or Greensboro  on select days and times.  We also sponsor a special annual weekend getaway,  FEET RETREAT,  at beautiful Camp Millstone where you can enjoy many dances with music and calling by top national talent, great related workshops, delicious meals  and fellowship in a laid back atmosphere!  Our 2018 Fabulous Feet Retreat will be September 14-16.

Donations are always accepted and very much appreciated! Thank you for helping to make this dance viable, bringing this wholesome activity that all can enjoy into our communities.


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