Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers

A good number of people from around the nation have already reserved their space for our annual fabulous Feet Retreat Dance Weekend at the Early Bird Rate and are resting secure in the knowledge that they have their preferred space!  No need to wait – Patty Davis our friendly registrar, is ready  to receive your registration either by mail or Eventbrite.


Looking ahead to Feet Retreat 2018!

The flyer is ready, just click the text or image below to instantly download.  Feet Retreat 2018 Registration Flyer or pick it up at dances everywhere.
Save money and register by mail now.


You may register online using Eventbrite Feet Retreat 2018 Registrations. There is a charge for this service.  Be sure to carefully read the ticket options to see what is included.  After choosing the basic ticket and filling out address and credit card information, you will be taken to page 2 where you might be able to purchase extras.

By popular demand, TEE SHIRTS will be available for this year’s Feet Retreat!
You can only get one by pre-ordering in your  size, style, and color.  Details and samples will be published here soon along with how to order yours!

Next Up!

Saturday,  August 18. Greensboro Grange

Click the posters at the top of the page to find out more about each dance.
All the dances are so much fun with people of all ages dancing including quite a few new people.  Every dance has a different mix of people and is unique – don’t miss any!

 

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 because there is no fancy footwork and no leading required! 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!
This is a community dance where you will switch partners for different dances, so we encourage you 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 is received at the door with most people paying cash, but checks are also accepted.
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
Clemmons Sunday 3 hour dance:             $10
Salem College Sunday 3 hour dance:  $10
(Salem students and faculty $3 at the Sunday dance!)

See the events at the top of the page for dates and times.

Children 13 and under – FREE at all venues

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

Membership:
Become a Member now and begin saving on the spot! Dues are $24 regular, $12 for students

New memberships  carry you through May 31, 2019
Memberships are prorated so you may join any time if you have not already.
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.

Membership Update
Many members have renewed their memberships already and new people have officially joined and are enjoying their admission savings and other benefits!

Mail your 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.

This will ensure your continued savings of $1 – $2 per dance as well as the other benefits listed later on this page.

 

 July/August Dance Flyer

Sept/Oct Dance Flyer


 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.  You can download the registration flyer here.

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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