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October 2019

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

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Contra Dance Salem College – Ted Ehrhard and Julia Gorka – Caller Stephanie Marie

Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Sunday, October 27th, at Salem College, we welcome the talented Ted Ehrhard who pulls out multiple melodies on fiddle, making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends at this dance. Julie Gorka is 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…

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November 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Roger Gold and Gretchen Caverly – Caller George Segebade

Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 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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Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – Swang and Caller Linda Cooper

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Swang is a trio of veteran contra dance musicians playing traditional tunes from Acadia (Québec, Nova Scotia, and Maine). Based in the Triangle, Swang! features Paul Fackler on fiddle, Julie Gorka on piano, and Colin Cannell on percussion. Caller will be Linda Cooper. 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…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker – Caller Terry Doyle

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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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 multiple instruments and musical styles. More info at: https://lauriefisher.weebly.com/about.html   General Info No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you…

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Contra Dance Salem College – George Paul and David DiGiuseppe – Caller Nick Boulet

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 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 privileged to have two musicians extraordinaire - David DiGiuseppe and George Paul! When these two guys get together there is real magic in the music as they weave together an intricate tapestry of rhythms, textures and tones. Their original tunes as well as the swing and jazz improvisations they do with traditional tunes will energize and thrill you throughout the evening! This night our own Nick Boulet calls dances for the new dancer as well as for the…

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December 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Cats Love Milk – Caller Bree Kalb

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Sunday, Dec. 8.  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 Bree Kalb is a warm and gracious caller from the Triangle who will guide us through the dances of the evening. General Info: No partner necessary! No experience necessary! - If you can walk, you can contra…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – George Paul and Martha Edwards – Caller Bob Green

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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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 friends for more fun! - Community dancing for all ages - High energy, live music - Everyone makes mistakes, but nobody cares - The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes - Treat…

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Happy Holiday Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – Laura Light + Jared Kirkpatrick – Caller Rebecca Vickers

Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Star fiddler/singer Laura Light and Jared Kirkpatrick, a talented musician/percussionist and tap dancer from Chapel Hill. Our Caller for the evening is Rebecca Vickers! This will be a Happy Holiday Pot Luck Dance. Doors open 6pm! Come early and enjoy decorating. Bring your favorite dish! Dinner begins at 6:30pm. Let's celebrate! 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 -…

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January 2020

Contra Dance Salem College – The Elftones (Roger Gold+Mara Shea) – Caller George Segebade

Sunday, January 12 @ 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 happy welcome The Elftones(elf´· tohnz) pl.n. A popular, highly energetic North Carolina-based band composed of a fiddle player (Mara Shea) and a guitarist (Roger Gold). Their music is a blend of Irish, Scottish, Canadian, old-time, and original tunes. Our Caller is our own beloved George Segebade.   General Info:   - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join in the fun lesson at 5:30pm - Bring clean,…

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Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – Cats Love Milk – Caller Joy Greenwolf

Saturday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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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 friends for more fun! - Community dancing for all ages - High energy, live music - Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares - The more you do it, the easier and more fun it…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Reel Shady – Caller George Segebade

Tuesday, January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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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 friends for more fun! - Community dancing for all ages - High energy, live music - Everyone makes mistakes, but nobody cares - The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes…

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February 2020

Contra Dance Salem College – Ted Ehrhard and Julia Gorka – Caller Valerie Helbert

Sunday, February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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On Sunday, February 9.  we welcome the talented Ted Ehrhard who pulls out multiple melodies on fiddle, making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends at this dance. Julie Gorka is 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,…

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Valentine’s Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – The Mackisons and Caller Eileen Thorsos

Saturday, February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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We welcome The Mackisons to our Valentine's dance in Greensboro. 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.   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 and at dance weekends.   GENERAL INFO - No partner necessary! No experience necessary! - If…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – The Lagomorph Quartet and Caller David Winston

Tuesday, February 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 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 will be David Winston.   General Info:   No partner necessary! No experience necessary!   - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If…

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March 2020

Salem College – Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Laura Light, David Bartley and Roger Gold or Paul Moore – Caller Nick Boulet

Sunday, March 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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General Info:  Contra Dance - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join in the fun lesson at 5:30pm - 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 - The more you do it, the easier and more fun it…

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Gene Hubert Memorial Contra Dance Greensboro Grange!! Coracree with various Callers

Saturday, March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Band Members Jane Rothfield (Fiddle), Allan Carr (Double Bass), Bill Quern (Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, 5-String Banjo, Accordian, Harmonica), Sarah Gowan (Guitar/Foot Percussion) Hometown: Philadelphia PA Contemporary contra dance music blending a mixture of traditional Celtic, Old Time, European and Original music that swings with an improvisational twist!A rocking dance band with great chops and driving rhythms that moves the dancers and gets them yelling Whoo! We play music with deep roots...a mix of traditional and original tunes with a fresh contemporary…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Atlantic Crossing with Caller Brian Hamshar

Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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NEW TIME!!!!! Starting earlier!!! Lesson at 7pm, dance at 7:30!! Band Members Viveka Fox - Fiddle, Bodhran, Djembe Peter Macfarlane - Fiddle, Low whistle, Vocals Tristan Henderson - Mandolin, Bouzouki, Tenor Banjo, Harmonica, Foot Percusion, Bodhran, Djembe, Vocals Rick Klein - Guitar, Bass, Vocals Vermont ensemble Atlantic Crossing delivers a tide of traditional and original tunes, driven by infectious rhythms that will keep your toes 'a tappin! Keeping with New England traditions, the music has deep Celtic roots in the…

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