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Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – George Rettie Memorial – Swang and Caller Nick Boulet

Saturday, March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

George Rettie III, 69, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. George was born in Gainesville, FL on August 24, 1949, and had been a resident of Greensboro since 1976.

George graduated from Grimsley High School in 1967, then served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson submarine. He had an assortment of jobs throughout his early life: from delivering newspapers on his bicycle, driving a school bus, to driving a Coca-Cola truck and working in a television station. However, George retired in 2015 from Guilford Builders Supply where he was a custom project carpenter for over 30 years. During his retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at The Barnabas Network, a housing assistance non-profit, where he was able to use and pass along some of his woodworking knowledge.

Since 1992, George could often be found on the dance floor, especially in his yellow, tape-measure suspenders. He was highly involved in the contra dance community across North Carolina and beyond, and was very well loved and respected by his fellow dancers.

He was a beloved friend to all of us and a joyful soul who will be sorely missed. The dance community won’t be the same without George.

The family will join us for the dance.


About the band…

Swang!” is a trio of veteran contra dance musicians playing traditional tunes from Acadia (Québec, Nova Scotia, and Maine). Based in the Triangle, Swang! features Paul Fackler on fiddle, Julie Gorka on piano, and Colin Cannell on percussion.

Caller will be Nick Boulet who will guide us through this dance in memory of our friend.

– No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– High energy, live music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5).
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Location: Guilford Grange Hall. 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC.
*Note – Despite what internet mapping sites may show, Guilford School Rd is NOT accessible from Guilford College Rd.
Directions: Traveling in either direction on I-40, take Exit 213 (Guilford College Rd). At the end of the ramp, turn right and continue about a mile until you cross railroad tracks at West Market Street. In 100 more feet, turn left onto Lindley Rd. Go 4 tenths mi., then turn right onto Guilford School Rd. The Grange is the last building on the right


Saturday, March 9
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers