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April 2018

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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June 2018

Clemmons – High Country Rollers, Dean Snipes calling

Tuesday, June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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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 musician. Joanne Davidson, from Lewisville NC, is an accomplished upright bass and guitar player. And our caller will be the ever "mighty fine" Dean Snipes from…

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Greensboro – Rip the Calico with Joy Greenwolf calling

Saturday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Saturday, June 19th 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   Our Caller will be Joy Greenwolf, a favorite on the Contra Dance Curcuit.     GENERAL…

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July 2018

Clemmons – Reel Shady, caller Chet Gray

Sunday, July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Since college is out for the summer, we are holding the Sunday early evening dance at Clemmons this month.  Same times and admission as the ones at Salem - 5:30pm lesson, dance from 6 - 9 so you can still get home in time for rest before Monday's work! One of the long time popular bands of the area, Reel Shady, brings their delightful and foot lifting interpretations of traditional, Celtic and other music for this holiday weekend Sunday dance!…

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Clemmons – The Ones Improper, Dean Snipes calling

Tuesday, July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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The multi-instrumented, multi-talented members of TOI return to bring you an intricate interplay of melodies and rhythms!  This 6-7 piece band will keep you dancing all night.  Bring friends to enjoy the excitement with you. Dean Snipes from the Charlotte area entertains us again with his humor  and fun during teaching and calling.  We enjoy seeing what surprising dances he may call during the evening! No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance…

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Greensboro Grange – Lagomorph Quartet, Jack Mitchell calling

Saturday, July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Sure to be a great evening with this 4 piece band filling the air with music that will make you move. We are welcoming the Lagomorph Quartet, a group of music loving x homeschoolers playing old time, Irish, French Canadian, and contra tunes. Music that makes you move your feet and swing around. Jack Mitchell is one of our favorite callers from the Triad who is known at dances in many states!   GENERAL INFO   - No partner necessary,…

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