Feet Retreat Dance Weekend
“It is with deep regret that the board of Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers is forced to cancel Feet Retreat 2018. For safety reasons, Camp Millstone will be closed this weekend, as much of North Carolina and surrounding states are seriously threatened by Hurricane Florence. Feet Retreat 2019 will take place SEPTEMBER 13-15 at the Camp, and we hope to offer the same high quality lineup of performers, professional chefs and staff, and sound person. We will make full refunds available to all who have paid, but it will take some time to process these refunds. Through Facebook, a number of generous dancers have offered to donate the fees they have already paid to cover costs we have incurred in band member travel, publicity, t-shirt production, etc., and we deeply appreciate that. Anyone who wishes may have their registration fees applied to our 2019 event. Please let George know what you would like to do. It would be best to communicate with George at email@example.com, and he may also be reached at George Lester Segebade on Facebook, as well as by telephone at 336 644 6522. We hope everyone has a safe weekend, and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.”
Feet Retreat TEE SHIRTS had already been made before we knew about Florence. We’ve already sold 8 or more at our local dance because they are a nice design after all and they will be available at various dances if you’d like to have one.
Two colors are available in each style: men’s or women’s, at $15 each on a first come, first served basis.
NOTE ON WOMEN’S SIZES: We discovered they are running 2 sizes too small so just go up two sizes from your normal size, try it on and see if you like the fit.
If you normally wear:
Small – try a large
Medium – try an XL
Large – try a 2XL
Other sizes we can get at your request.
Next Regular Dance
Our next dance will be at Clemmons Civic Club on
Tuesday, September 25 with lesson at 7:30, dance from 8-10:30
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, caller and band and is unique – don’t miss any!
Getting Started in Contra Dancing
Its easy to get started if you’ve never done any dancing before.! We have a FREE beginner’s lesson (more of an orientation) 30 minutes before the dance every time. Since there is no fancy foot work in contra (thankfully for my sake!) – “If you can walk, you can dance.”
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 then the hardest part is remembering your left from your right. : )
No partner necessary!
This is a community dance where you will traditionally 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.
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
Greensboro Saturday 3 hour dance: $10
Clemmons Tuesday: $9
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
Become a Member now and begin saving on the spot! Dues are prorated now at $18 regular, $9 for students
New memberships carry you through May 31, 2019
Memberships are prorated so you may join any time if you have not already.
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.
We had a new member and several more renewals recently! Dues if paid in September are prorated at $18 regular ($9 student)
Mail your check made out to “Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers” to the treasurer:
205 Retnuh Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Alternatively, you can bring a check or cash to the next
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.
See events here .
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