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September 2018

Clemmons, George Paul and Rob Zisette, Caller Dean Snipes

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Tuesday, September 25th at Clemmons Civic Club we are privileged to have two excellent musicians. George Paul and Rob Zisette who will surely entertain us with some fabulous music. George Paul is a pianist and composer who specializes in romantic waltzes and contra dance tunes. And when Rob starts to play, the rest of us just go along for the ride. Together they will surely create musical magic.   Caller will be our own George Segebade who always has many…

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October 2018

Clemmons, George Paul and David Di Giuseppe, Caller Emily Rush

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Tuesday Oct. 2. at Clemmons we'll dance to the highly energetic and unpredictable music by David DiGiuseppe of the bands Footloose, Contrazz, etc., and George Paul of the bands, Ivory Boys and Playing with Fyre. When these two, two of our longtime favorites, get together you can depend on a fiery and passionate performance, making dancing irresistible! These guys have experience and drive behind them, having been featured players of many dance weekends around the country. David DiGiuseppe is a…

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Salem College, Wheelhouse, Caller Kyle Johnston

Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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In the band Wheelhouse, Jim Harrington of the band Rhythm Road releases the energy of his accordion, while Rya Martin of Ricochet on keyboard and Kathy Boyer on clarinet round out the band. Look to have a rollicking good time with this group.   Caller Kyle Johnston will lead us through plenty of fun dances!     General Info   - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join…

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Greensboro Grange – Eileen Regan, Rob Sharer and Caller Joy Greenwolf

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Get ready for another fun dance evening. Our band will be Eileen Regan and Rob Sharer. Caller will be Joy Greenwolf.   GENERAL INFO - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance  - If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30 - 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…

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November 2018

Salem College – Wheelhouse and Caller George Segebade

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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In the band Wheelhouse, Jim Harrington of the band Rhythm Road releases the energy of his accordion, while Rya Martin of Ricochet on keyboard and Kathy Boyer on clarinet round out the band. Look to have a rollicking good time with this group.   Our caller will be no other than George Segebade who always has lots of fun dances for us.   General Info:   - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can…

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Clemmons – Cats Love Milk, caller Dean Hooks

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Tuesday, November 13 at Clemmons Civic Club the Cats are back!  Not only do they love milk, they love playing lively contra dance music for you!  This trio brings the sounds of guitar, fiddle, whistle, bass and drums to keep your feet moving. Caller will be Dean Hooks of Charlotte.   General Info No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance  - If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30 - Bring…

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Greensboro Grange – The Ones Improper and Caller Linda Cooper

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Coming to The Greensboro Grange on November 17! Whats more fun than a guitar and fiddle? A guitar and fiddle PLUS a banjo, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, flute, sax , bodhran, bass, 12 string guitar, keyboard and maybe even a harmonica in various combinations of 7!  That's what is coming in the form of The Ones Improper playing favorite sets of various style for your dancing pleasure. Caller will be Linda Cooper. Lots of fun!!!   GENERAL INFO -…

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December 2018

Salem College – The McKenzie Trio with Caller Nick Boulet

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 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 welcome The McKenzies from Lynchburg, VA as they thrill us with their tunes and Nick Boulet calls dances for the evening! This very active band brings you their unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles. They are a joy to listen to and dance to and like opportunities to share their love of this kind of music through concerts, dances and teaching. Marcia plays the mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo.…

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Clemmons – Nic Coker and Laurie Fisher with caller Jack Mitchell/ CANCELLED!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Due to icy road conditions, we are cancelling this event. We will reschedule and post the new date soon! Thank you! We are happy to welcome back Nic Coker, who knows how to work the guitar, supporting the melody with his creative and fluid rhythm and bass lines.   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…

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Greensboro Grange – DavidDiGiuseppe and Pete Campbell with caller David Glick/ECD workshop

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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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! Special FREE bonus feature - ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING! Saturday, December 15th, at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 7:00 PM at no extra charge, caller David Glick will hold an English country dance workshop! Discover the 17th and 18th century roots of contra dance as…

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Open Band/Open Caller Special Holiday Dance

Friday, December 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

This is a very Special Dance! Since our last dance was cancelled due to bad weather, we are offering an open band and open caller opportunity. The band will be led by experienced dancer/musicians from Cats Love Milk and The Ones Improper. Lead Caller will be Nick Boulet. Bring your instrument and join the band. Callers, we encourage you to come and lead a dance. This will be a very fun night. Come join us!!!   General Info   No…

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January 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Maria Fairchild and Ted Ehrhard, Caller George Segebade

Tuesday, January 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

On Tuesday, Jan 8th at Clemmons we once again welcome the multi-talented Ted Ehrhard and Maria Fairchild Duo.  We will get to enjoy Maria Fairchild on piano, banjo and guitar while Ted Ehrhard knocks out multiple melodies on fiddle making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends at the Clemmons dance. The only other thing needed to make it a great evening is you! Our Caller will be George Segebade who always has many fun dances for…

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Contra Dance Salem College- High Country Rollers, Caller Eileen Thorsos

Sunday, January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We welcome back the High Country Rollers! We eagerly anticipate dancing to the music of this four piece band on Sunday, January 13th at Salem College. Let me introduce the band: Kilby Spencer is from Crumpler NC and has been playing old-time music on fiddle for most of his life.  Kelley Breiding, a NC native an award-winning banjo player, propels the band’s sound with her rhythmic clawhammer style banjo.  Rick Davidson, from Lewisville NC, is a multi-instrumental award-winning string band…

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Contra Dance Guilford Grange Reel Shady, Caller Kyle Johnston

Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

At this dance the members of "Reel Shady" will gather to infuse the air with their infectious contra dance styling based on a broad repertoire of lively traditional and celtic music and many year's experience making music that gets dancer's feet moving. Enjoy listening to the different instruments blending to add flavor and power to the tunes as you dance. Caller for the evening is Kyle Johnston.   GENERAL INFO - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you…

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February 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Faux Paws and Callers George Segebade and Nick Boulet

Friday, February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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No more sad faces! The wait is over! Hurricane Florence might have delayed the event, but the not the fun we will have dancing to the wonderful music of Faux Paws. Andrew VanNorstrand - Guitar Chris Miller - Saxophones & Banjo Noah VanNorstrand - Fiddle & Feet   Our own callers Nick Boulet and George Segebade will lead you through many enjoyable dances.   - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker with Caller Nick Boulet

Tuesday, February 5 @ 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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“Valentine” Potluck Contra Dance Guilford Grange – Cats Love Milk and Caller George Segebade

Saturday, February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate Valentines Day (2 days after) on February 16 with us as we have  a potluck dinner at 6 pm and then dancing with all your valentine friends from 8 pm until 11 pm.  Bring your favorite dish to share - can be home made or store bought. Cats Love Milk is a lively 3 piece band from central  NC which uses fiddle, guitar, whistle, drums and bass in various combinations to bring you their own twist on popular fun…

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Contra Dance Salem College – Hushpuppies and Caller Jack Mitchell

Sunday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Here is another great Salem College contra dance which is held in the wonderful Bryant Hall.  (Bryant Hall is on 790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC and accessed through the south gate.  Detailed directions are below) Though they have a lot of fun with it, the Hushpuppies are very serious about their music and for each of them collecting, playing and singing old-time music occupies much of their time and energy. All four play several instruments well and all four are…

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March 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Tim Smith & Eileen Regan of Big Celtic Fun Band with Caller Charlotte Crittenden

Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Sunday, March 3. at Salem College, members of the well known band, Big Celtic Fun come to energize the dancing for us! Hear some great Irish and contra dance music with Tim Smith (flute, tin whistle, concertina, piano and a vocal or two), Eileen Regan (fiddle, guitar, Celtic harp and vocals). Good music like this makes the dancing so much fun!   CHARLOTTE CRITTENDEN Charlotte is famous in Brasstown for being able to do everything from call a great…

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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…

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