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April 2019

Contra Dance Greensboro -Gene Hubert Dance – Band TBA – Regional Callers

Saturday, April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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On April 13th, at the Guilford Grange in Greensboro dancers from all around will come together for the annual Gene Hubert Memorial Dance. 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! The Ones Improper return to flood the dance floor with an interweaving of sound, textures and rhythms that will immerse you and your friends in dancing pleasure.   Caller Robert Cromartie will…

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May 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth with Caller Jacqui Grennan

Sunday, May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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Larry and Audrey are a Boston based traditional duo playing for contra dances and concerts. Guitar and banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Audrey Knuth are a Boston based traditional duo who play exhilarating tunes with driving rhythms. Their concerts feature American and Celtic tunes with elements of other traditions including swing and blues. They also draw from Larry's catalog of original fiddle tunes, which have been featured in several of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Declared a “guitar genius” by Sing…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Kingfisher with Caller Warren Doyle

Tuesday, May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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We welcome Kingfisher, a band from the Boston, Ma area.   Veteran caller from over and on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Warren Doyle, teaches and calls the dances for us while we become immersed in the music and enjoy the warmth of the friendly people around us. Warren enjoys dancing freely as much as calling so we too can all relax and be free, doing this thing called contra together!   General Info   No partner necessary! No experience necessary!…

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Contra Dance Greensboro – David Digiuseppe & George Paul wit Caller Bree Kalb

Saturday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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On Saturday, May 18th, we are privileged to have two musicians extraordinaire - David DiGiuseppe and George Paul! When these two guys get together there is real magic in the air as the music weaves together in an intricate tapestry of rhythms, textures and tones. Their original tunes, their swing and jazz improvisations and traditional tunes will energize and thrill you throughout the evening!   Our Caller will be Bree Kalb.     GENERAL INFO   - No partner necessary,…

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June 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker, Caller TBA

Sunday, June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 Guilford Grange Greensboro – Steamshovel (Roger Gold and David White)/Caller George Segebade

Saturday, June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

(See a poster of this event at the bottom of  the page!) We welcome the band, Steamshovel, which includes David White and Roger Gold. They play their instruments with the potential of the early steam shovels of the mid-1800s. Both musicians have been playing for contra dances and with several other groups for years. They also compose music and sometimes add vocals to their repertoire. Their dance tunes include selections from the old-time repertoire tinged with Celtic influences and beautiful…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – George Paul and Karina Wilson – Caller Nick Boulet

Tuesday, June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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(scroll to the bottom of this page for a complete poster for this dance!) Violinist, fiddler, songwriter, and composer, Santa Fe native Karina Wilson has been performing with artists and touring acts on the national and international scene since 2005 around the US and Ireland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Poland. She has composed and performed original music for the ARCOS Dance touring show “Warriors”, as well as the NMSA and SFUAD original production of “woman’s voices”, and the Santa Fe…

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July 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – The Ones Improper, Caller Rebecca Vickers

Tuesday, July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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(there is a complete poster for this event at the page bottom) Tuesday, July 2, at Clemmons Civic Club "The Ones Improper" fill the room with some of your favorite tunes to set your feet to dancing! You'll recognize members of  "The Ones Improper" because they are dancers as well as musicians. They look forward to being able to play at their home dance, weaving a tapestry of rhythms and textures for your dancing pleasure. Join us and bring a…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – The Mackisons and Caller Joy Greenwolf

Sunday, July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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(See the full poster at the end of this page) We welcome the Mackisons to our July 14. dance in Clemmons. They are comprised of Rick Davidson, Joanne Davidson, Christen Blanton Mack and Ryan Mack, 4 wonderful musicians who will carry us through an evening of dance pleasure.   Our 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…

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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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OPEN  BAND for the dance, AUGUST 6 NOTES: Please bring your instruments and sit in a little in this fun band as we play for the contra dance Tuesday, August 6.  If you can play a little, join in for awhile! Perfection not necessary, just make happy rhythmic sounds. To get us started we have the tune list with the keys the tunes will be played in: https://www.feetretreat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TUNES-FOR-COMMUNITY-BAND-Aug-6-2019-keys.pdf Listening Resource List: Listening Resource List This dance will feature an Open…

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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! Registrations still available in person (see the registration  form download from this pdf link) OR by using this link to Eventbrite (there is an extra charge for this online service) Schedule Here is what the schedule looks like for the weekend: Feet Retreat 2019 Schedule Photos of a previous year's Feet Retreat: Photos Mean Lids from Illinois and Indiana Band Members Ben Smith, Miriam Larson, Matt Turino Biography Miriam Larson—flute, jaw harp. Miriam has been…

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October 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Band George Paul and Rob Zisette – Caller Tavi Merrill

Tuesday, October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Tuesday, October 1st,  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. About Caller - Tavi Merrill. Reveler, radical, calm lint. Calling dances just…

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Contra Dance Clemmons Tim Smith + Eileen Regan/Caller Bob Isaac

Sunday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy the great contra connections as we have fun dancing with one another. On Sunday, October 13th, at Clemmons Civic Club,  you will 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! Bob Isaacs hails from New Jersey and is one of the foremost callers and writers of Contra dances.  …

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Contra Dance Greensboro Grange Hushpuppies/Caller Jack Mitchell

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

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 unaffected, natural singers. What truly sets the Hushpuppies apart and makes them an outstanding revival old-time band is that they have integrated all sources of music and folded it all into a natural style of…

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