Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers

Next Regular Dance:
Our next dance will be at Guilford Grange in Greensboro.
Starting at 7 PM with a special English country dance workshop and dance by David Glick with live music!  Contra lesson is at 8 with contra dancing at 8:15
Some of the parking lot may have some slushy snow but that shouldn’t be a problem.  Other groups are carrying on activities as normal at the Grange.   So, see you at the dance!


(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 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!

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 where 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.

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 12 and under – FREE at all venues

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

Become a Member any time and begin saving on the spot! Dues are prorated in December at $12 regular, $6 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.

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.

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 2019 Fabulous Feet Retreat will be September 13-15.  

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.

November/December Dances

See events here .

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