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February 2018

Greensboro – Reel Shady – Bree Kalb

Saturday, February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Saturday February 17 at Guilford Grange in Greensboro Reel Shady with Triangle caller, Bree Kalb Lesson and fellowship 7:30pm (free) Dance 8-11pm (admission pricing below) We'll thrill to the sounds of the well known regional band, Reel Shady as they provide their own energetic interpretation of Scottish, Celtic and traditional tunes! Reel Shady has been providing listeners with this finely detailed, tight sound at venues in the area's venues for many years, adding fresh new interpretations at each dance! They…

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March 2018

Salem College – The Ones Improper – Emily Abel calling

Sunday, March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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Sunday, March 4 at Salem College Lesson 5:30pm (free) Dance 6-9pm (see admission prices below) "The Ones Improper" fill the stage to overflowing and fill the room with some of your favorite tunes, weaving a tapestry of rhythms and textures with their multiple instruments and tunes of varying moods. Expect to hear a few new dance sets and see the players shift from one instrument to another during the evening! On this night, Salem College alumna, Emily Abel, calls select…

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Greensboro Grange – Big Celtic Fun (Eileen + Tim) with Cynthia Stewart calling

Saturday, March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Saturday, March 10, Grange, Big Celtic Fun members Eileen  Reagan and Tim Smith with Cynthia Stewart calling. Lesson and fellowship 7:30,  dance 8-11pm 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).  They have lots of fun while they are playing and so will…

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Clemmons – the Organic Family Band, Dean Snipes calling

Tuesday, March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Tuesday, March 13, Clemmons: Dean Snipes & The Organic Family Band from Maryland (Jacob Raitzyk & Family.) Lesson and fellowship 7:30, dance 8 - 10:30 pm The Organic Family Band brings a range of musical experiences and styles to dance and folk music, blending jazz, Irish, Quebecois, Klezmer, New England, ragtime, rock, and more to create a soundscape that'll keep you moving and grooving all night long! With veteran lead player Rebekah Geller (13) on fiddle, dad (and experienced jazz…

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April 2018

Clemmons – Contrapositive – Alexandra Deis-Lauby calling

Tuesday, April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Tuesday, April 3 at Clemmons Civic Club 8pm - 10:30 we welcome Contrapositive! About the band: Contrapositive plays an eclectic mix of high energy contra dance music with a Scottish flair. Set your socks to hop when this band takes the stage. Band members include Matthew Christian on fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle and Highland pipes., Matt Diaz on guitar, bouzouki and flute and Joe De Paolo on drums. About the caller: Alexandra Deis_Lauby is a NYC-based caller, dancer and organizer.…

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Salem College – Windmill – Stephanie Marie calling

Sunday, April 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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Yes! Sunday, April 8 at Salem College from 6 pm - 9 pm we'll get some high energy dancing in as Windmill takes the  stage! Things get started at 5:30 with fellowship and a free lesson for new  people to get oriented, then dances will be taught and walked through before they are called while the band plays.  No one knows what the dances will be ahead of time, not even the band! We all just follow the instructions of…

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Greensboro – SPECIAL! Gene Hubert Dance – Deep Valley Drifters, multiple callers

Saturday, April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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On Saturday, April 21 at the Guilford Grange in Greensboro dancers from all around will come together for the annual Gene Hubert Memorial Dance. To help us celebrate this icon of contra dance who wrote so many of the amazing and fun dances that are done at contra venues everywhere we have two great musicians providing the energetic music for the evening - Maria Faichild and Ted Ehrhard - known as "The Deep Valley Drifters"! They will be joined by…

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May 2018

Clemmons – Chimney Swift – Emily Abel calling

Tuesday, May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Boston's eclectic and groovy contra band Chimney Swift and the mellifluous, electrifying caller Emily Rainbowface Abel are going on tour together for eight crazy nights. We have the pleasure of welcoming them to our dance in Clemmons. Band Members Cecile Leroy (cello) Daniel Raine (cittern/guitar) Zoë Madonna (accordion) Yaron Shragai (doumbek/whistles) Hometown - Somerville, MA http://www.chimneyswiftband.com/ - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join in the fun lesson…

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Salem College – Roger Gold and Gretchen Cavalry – George Segebade calling

Sunday, May 6 @ 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 have a real treat when dynamic fiddle player Gretchen Caverly collaborates with Roger Gold in an intricate weaving of melody and harmony while local caller George Segebade fosters an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity for our feet and friends! Masterful guitarist, Roger Gold, of the bands, Elftones, Steamshovel and Land of Sky injects amazing intricacy and energy into the bass, melody and chords of the many styles of music in which he is fluent. We have enjoyed listening…

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Greensboro – David DiGiuseppe and Pete Campbell with David Glick calling

Saturday, May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Special FREE bonus feature - ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING! Saturday, June 17 at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 6:30 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 you participate in some elegant, lively and fun dances that were all the rage at English and French ballrooms during those periods. You'll find that many of the moves are familiar as you dance…

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