Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers

Fundraising update:

We received a contribution of $10 recently and another for $500 towards our annual fundraising campaign, thank you both!  Its not too late to give what you can, its how we keep going.
That plus the Michael Campbell donations brings us to $3,850 for this season.
This does not include the much appreciated and needed $50 monthly contribution from one of our dancers!
Michael Campbell Obituary


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Those financial contributors together with members of the all volunteer board who spend many hours weekly to make the dances happen and those dancers who jump in to help with setup and closing of each dance, make this truly community dancing!  Thank you all!

To look ahead to future dance dates, click  on “Local Dances” in the top menu or see future dance dates here.

We’ve got a great season of dances coming up – let’s enjoy them all!

Contra Dance – What to Expect

All the dances are so much fun with people of all ages dancing including quite a few new people each time, whom you’ll enjoy meeting. Every dance has a different mix of people, caller and band and is unique – don’t miss any!

Here is a video of the fun we have!
Contra Dance Fun at Salem College

Getting Started in Contra Dancing

Its easy to get started if you’ve never done any kind of dancing before! We  have a FREE beginner’s lesson (more of an orientation) 30 minutes before the dance every time.   We say: “If you can walk, you can dance.”  So, you can do this!

Each individual dance is taught, then called (to keep everyone on track)  while the band plays lively music 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 because there is no fancy footwork and no leading required! Once you come a few times you’ll learn the terms and begin to feel like you’re getting it, then the hardest part is remembering your left from your right.  : )
Remember: “Everyone makes mistakes, but nobody cares!”

No partner necessary!
This is a community dance in which it is traditional to switch partners  after each  8-9 minute  dance.  If you’re new, dance with experienced dancers who will help you through the moves and you’ll learn quickly.  Anyone can ask anyone to dance – its an equal opportunity activity.

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.

Is received at the door with most people paying CASH, but CHECKS are also accepted.

Admission Rates if you are not a member:

Student Admission: (23 and under) at all venues $6
Children 12 and under – FREE at all weekly dances

Regular Admission:
Greensboro Saturday  and
Salem College or Clemmons Sunday 3 hour dances:    
Clemmons Tuesday  2  1/2 hour dances:   $9
(Salem students and faculty $3 at the Sunday dance!)

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

Become a Member any time and begin saving on the spot!
Memberships are prorated so you may join any time at a discount if you have not already.
$24 regular or $12 full time student 23 and under.

New and renewed memberships  carry you through May 31, 2020

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.

Mail your dues check made out to “Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers” to the treasurer:
John Hopson
205 Retnuh Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC  27105

Alternatively, you can bring a check or cash to the next dance.

It is Fund Raising season for us again so please consider making a donation by mailing or bringing a check, donating cash in person or using the donate link below through PayPal.
Thank you!

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 2020 Fabulous Feet Retreat will be September 25.-27. 

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.

January 2020 Flyer

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