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Eileen Regan, Julie Gorka with Emily Abel calling
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL – this dance will be held at CLEMMONS CIVIC CLUB (instead of Salem College). If driving a distance to dance, its always a good idea to check for any last minute changes! Yes?
The same Salem faculty and student discounts will still apply so come on out and dance!
Salem College Contra Collaborators kicks off the fall season appropriately with an all woman team beginning with a Salem Alumna, Emily Abel, calling the dances, but remember, the dance will be held at Clemmons Civic Club.
Emily fell in love with contra dancing while a student at Salem. After attending many dances and going to a few fabulous dance weekends like our own FEET RETREAT, she was drawn to the art of calling dances, that is, teaching each dance and calling out the moves as people walked patterns to the music. Since graduating she has traveled extensively, calling dances all up and down the east coast while enjoyed the fellowship of other callers, band members and all the many people who just love contra dancing.
At this dance we have two amazing players playing live, high energy music: Eileen Reagan of Big Celtic Fun band and Julie Gorka of Copious Notes! Big Celtic Fun has played for contra dances and festivals and all kinds of private events, and features driving traditional instrumentals featuring Eileen’s fiddle playing.
Next is Julie Gorka, a musician with a wide range of musical interests. She plays with many local musicians in the Triangle area and in the Washington DC area, including Copious Notes (with Mara Shea). Julie has a degree in piano performance and will be playing keyboard at this dance. So, expect some great music to contra dance by!
Anyone can contra dance. No partner necessary, no experience necessary. New people join in all the time. We all work together and help one another out as we have fun and try new things.
Salem students and faculty are privileged to get into the dance for only $3 !
Regular admission is now $9 while other students 23 and under come in for $6
Members enjoy a discounted admission of $8 and member students $5
– 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!”
– Treat one another with care and respect
FREE Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm with short break in middle
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC
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