Contra Dance Clemmons – Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker – Caller David Glick

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 Abandon (the Asheville one), Haphazard Ensemble, Ants In The Pantry, Evil Twins, Chicken Tractor and Bare Knuckle Quartet.
For more info visit her website
https://lauriefisher.weebly.com/about.html
 
Nic Coker loves playing Contra Dances, barn dances, swing dances, dance dances, bluegrass, country-blues, jazz, ragtime, oldtime, newtime, reallyreallyoldtime, hasn’t-even-happened-yet-futuretime, any Fusions, and whatever else ranging from strictly traditional to highly strange to entirely inaudible. Nic currently plays in the contra dance bands “Boom Chuck”, “Spinning Wheel”, “Kudzoo”, “Spin Cycle”, “The Stuff!”, and the country-swing band “Screech Owl Serenade”, amongst other projects and street performances.
One of our great local callers, David Glick, will lead us through the evening’s fun dancing.

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 one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle

Free Lesson 7:30-8pm

General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

Clemmons Civic Club

Exit 184 from I-40

2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contra Dance Clemmons – New Caledonia and Greg Frock

 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 is deeply rooted in the New England contra music, but with excursions into funkier areas of salsa, old time, and modern compositions. They will be joined by a stellar west coast Mando/guitarist, Emil Olguin, a mainstay in the contra scene on the west coast – Emil is based in LA.
Website – theavantgardeners.com or Lauralight.com.
Our Caller will be Greg Frock from Maryland.

 

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 one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle

Free Lesson 7:30-8pm

General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

 

Clemmons Civic Club

Exit 184 from I-40

2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com

 

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

Contra Dance Clemmons – Reel Shady and Callers George Segebade+Nick Boulet

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.

Nick Boulet, an excellent caller, who happens to also be president of our Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers group, will be with us to teach and call the dances, making sure everyone gets off to a great start. He makes the dances easy to understand and has a lot of fun doing this.

George Segabade, who has been calling throughout the region for years, will be walking us through his selection of dances making sure both beginners and experienced dancers have a good time. Bring a few friends to share in the fun with you!

 

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, 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 one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

General admission $10  (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6  (Members $5)
 

FREE Lesson 5:30 – 6pm

Dance 6 – 9 pm with short break in middle

 

 

Clemmons Civic Club

Exit 184 from I-40

2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com

 

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contra Dance Clemmons -Open Band and Callers Nick Boulet + George Segebade

This dance will feature an Open Band with members of our local Contra Dance Band The Ones Improper! What fun!
Caller will be George Segebade and Nick Boulet, two very experienced callers who will both keep us dancing!!

 

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 one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle

Free Lesson 7:30-8pm

General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

 

Clemmons Civic Club

Exit 184 from I-40

2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com

 

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contra Dance Clemmons – The Mackisons and Caller Joy Greenwolf

(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 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 becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Dance 6-9pm with short break in middle
Free Lesson 5:30-6pm

General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

Contra Dance Clemmons – The Ones Improper, Caller Rebecca Vickers

(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 few new people to enjoy another night of energetic dancing!

Our caller for the evening will be Rebecca Vickers who will lead us all on a dancing adventure that will leave you glad you came. The dance will be even more fun if YOU are there!

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 one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle

Free Lesson 7:30-8pm

General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

Clemmons Civic Club

Exit 184 from I-40

2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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

(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 Playhouse “Santa Fe fiesta melodrama” and has been featured on numerous recordings throughout the United States and Ireland.

In addition to touring nationally with acclaimed tune writer Larry Unger, she is an active member of numerous local Santa Fe bands as well as leading her own projects: The Katydids, Karina and Pete, and the Karina Wilson Trio- a performance art group, and runs a private violin/viola studio.

Strongly influenced by traditional American music styles (like southern Appalachian old time, Northern New England, French Canadian Québécois, Texas swing, honky tonk, Cajun, American folk and rock n roll.) With elements of world music traditions (Irish, Scottish, English country dance/early music, west African Susu music and dance, and Zimbabwean mbira). She is finding a way of stitching the old traditions together and bringing them back out into the current soundscape.

Caller will be Nick Boulet who always has fun dances for us!

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 music
– Everyone makes mistakes, but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle
Free Lesson 7:30-8pm

General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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

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 Abandon (the Asheville one), Haphazard Ensemble, Ants In The Pantry, Evil Twins, Chicken Tractor and Bare Knuckle Quartet.
For more info visit her website
https://lauriefisher.weebly.com/about.html
 
Nic loves playing Contra Dances, barn dances, swing dances, dance dances, bluegrass, country-blues, jazz, ragtime, oldtime, newtime, reallyreallyoldtime, hasn’t-even-happened-yet-futuretime, any Fusions, and whatever else ranging from strictly traditional to highly strange to entirely inaudible. Nic currently plays in the contra dance bands “Boom Chuck”, “Spinning Wheel”, “Kudzoo”, “Spin Cycle”, “The Stuff!”, and the country-swing band “Screech Owl Serenade”, amongst other projects and street performances.
Caller TBA

 

General Info:

No partner necessary, No experience necessary

– If you can walk, you can contra dance

– If new, join in the fun lesson at 5:30

– 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 music
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time

General admission $10  (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6  (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 5:30 – 6pm

Dance 6 – 9 pm with short break in middle

Clemmons Civic Club

Exit 184 from I-40

2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website:   www.FeetRetreat.com

 

Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

 

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contra Dance Clemmons – Kingfisher with Caller Warren Doyle

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!
– 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 music
– Everyone makes mistakes, but nobody cares
– The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
 
Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle
Free Lesson 7:30-8pm
 
General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
 
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC
 
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers Website: www.FeetRetreat.com
 
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers
 
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contra Dance Clemmons -The Deb Shebish Band with Caller Jack Mitchell

Deb Shebish is a versatile classical violinist, traditional fiddler, and licensed educator originally from Whiting, Indiana.  She has performed at venues including: the The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Ric Blair and Tim O’Brien, the United States Air Force Academy, at the Kelly House in Philadelphia for the Prince of Monaco, the Indianapolis Irish Festival, the Waterford Tall Ships Festival in Ireland, Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival, Saline Celtic Festival, and the Leith Folk Club in Scotland.  In 2018, she won Grand Champion Fiddle at the Lyon’s Fiddle Festival and first in old-time fiddle at the 2017 Hoppin’ John Festival in North Carolina.  Deb has performed as a contract violinist with the Terre Haute, IN, Danville, IL, Muncie, IN, and Richmond, IN Symphony Orchestras.  In addition to concerts and festivals, Deb is in demand as a contra and square dance fiddler and has performed at dances throughout the United States and has accompanied the Green Grass Cloggers from Asheville, NC.

Along with her will be Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small.

And welcome experienced and well known caller from the Triangle, Jack Mitchell, who will call his great blend of dancer pleasing dances!