Next up: At Salem College on Sunday March 4 from 6pm-9pm a band with many instruments, The Ones Improper, along with Salem Alumna, Emily Able, coming home to call the dances at her Alma mater.
No experience necessary!
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!) – “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.
Annual Fund Raiser to support our dance:
The band and caller names in the poster below represent all the fine talent we’ve been able to enjoy over the last few years. They make every dance evening exciting, new and so much fun!
Just received another $50 donation! Thank you!
Now at $2,650.
This recent donor had a good idea. They set up automatic monthly contributions using Paypal. That’s a great way to help your Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers organization while making it easier on yourself too.
The closer to goal we get the more we can reach out into the area communities and draw in new dancers and book premium bands. Also, we have some sound system maintenance/upgrading we’d like to do.
Thanks to all who have contributed!
You can donate by writing a check to the address listed in the letter below:
Click here to download or read the fund-raising letter
Or at any dance. If you prefer you can do it on-line via Paypal using the button below (a small portion of your donation goes to fees unless you specify to pay them) :
March 4, Sunday- Salem College 5:30 lesson, 6-9 dance Emily Abel & The Ones Improper
Saturday, March 10, Grange, Cynthia Stewart calling, Tim Smith and Eileen Regan of Big Celtic Fun band
Tuesday, March 13, Clemmons: Dean Snipes & The Organic Family Band from Maryland: Jacob Raitzyk & Family. This is going to be extra special so don’t miss it!
April 8, Sunday – Salem College 5:30 lesson, 6-9 dance [band] [caller]
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.
Please bring clean, soft soled, non-marring, shoes without spiked heels 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 at all venues $6
(student rates are for full time students under 24 years old)
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
Become a Member! Prorated in February at $8 – regular, $4 – student .
Your membership will take you through May 31, 2018
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!
Ask how at the door.
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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