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July 2019

Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – Mighty Babylonians and Caller Nick Boulet

Saturday, July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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We are happy to have the Mighty Babylonians at our Saturday Greensboro dance. The Mighty Babylonians are Ted Ehrhard on fiddle and accordion; Paul Ingebretsen on bass, Julia Gorka who is replacing Bernie Petteway for the evening. This night our own Nick Boulet calls dances for the new dancer as well as for the more experienced ones. His relaxed, fun way of calling is infectious making the evening very fun. GENERAL INFO - No partner necessary! No experience necessary! -…

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August 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons -Open Band and Callers Nick Boulet + George Segebade

Tuesday, August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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This dance will feature an Open Band with members of our local Contra Dance Band The Ones Improper! What fun! Caller will be George Segebade and Nick Boulet, two very experienced callers who will both keep us dancing!!   General Info: No partner necessary! No experience necessary! - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30pm - Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors - Bring…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Reel Shady and Callers George Segebade+Nick Boulet

Sunday, August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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August 11 at Clemmons! Reel Shady, is where we need to be in this hot weather! One of our favorite local bands, they deliver on their cool and refreshing take on the old time and traditional tunes we recognize and like to dance to. Their solid rhythm will carry you through an evening of dancing pleasure as one of our local callers guides our steps along the way this Sunday night.  Our Caller will be Nick Boulet and George Segebade.…

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Contra Dance Greensboro Grange -Rip The Calico and Jesse Edgerton

Saturday, August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Saturday, August 17., at the Guilford Grange in Greensboro, we are proud to have Rip The Calico play for our dance! Rip the Calico is a four piece high energy contra dance band from North Carolina. Drawing heavily from Celtic influences (and origins), the “Calicos” will take you on a dance journey from dulcet circlings to mad romps across the dance floor. http://www.ripthecalico.com Caller will be Jesse Edgerton. GENERAL INFO - No partner necessary! No experience necessary! - If you…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – New Caledonia and Greg Frock

Tuesday, August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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 New Caledonia is an infrequent but vintage contra dance band dating from the 80's! Many of the long time dancers will remember Janet and her band, Caledonia from the old days. They were one of the first nationally touring contra bands back in the day! Now they both play with various combinations - Janet around Charlottesville and DC, Laura around Asheville, NC, and with various partners in different parts of the country with the Avant Gardeners or Frequent Flyers. Their style…

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September 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker – Caller David Glick

Tuesday, September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Multi-talented Laurie Fisher has been wending her musical mercenary way for the past 28 years. A self proclaimed 'Jill of many instruments, master of none', she calls dances, plays and instructs multiple instruments and musical styles.   She is founding fiddler of 'The String Beings' whose popularity and cds had them playing around the country at contra events in the nineties. She has also played fiddle, piano, bass and percussion in contrabands Windmill, Boom Chuck, Hot Flash, Holy Coyote, Reckless…

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Contra Dance Salem College – Lagomorph Quartet and caller Eileen Thorsos

Sunday, September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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We are welcoming the Lagomorph Quartet, a group of musicians who love playing old time, Irish, French Canadian, and contra tunes. Music that makes you move your feet and swing around.   Sure to be a great evening with this 4 piece band filling the air with music that will make you move.   Caller Eileen Thorsos, from the Triangle, meets the band half-way bringing fun, friendliness and favorite dances to the evening. Eileen is popular on the dance circuit…

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Feetreatreat Dance Weekend at Camp Millstone, Ellerbe, NC

Friday, September 13 @ 4:30 pm - Sunday, September 15 @ 2:00 pm
Camp Millstone, 1296 Mallard Drive
Ellerbe, NC 28338 United States
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Description FEET RETREAT An Extraordinary Dance Weekend! Mean Lids from Illinois and Indiana Band Members Ben Smith, Miriam Larson, Matt Turino Biography Miriam Larson—flute, jaw harp. Miriam has been playing flute since she was a youth. Trained classically on the flute, she has taken on the challenge of putting her chops to use in service of dancers. rhythms and rhythmic style of dance flute playing which can be heard to great affect on both of the Mean Lids CDs. During…

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