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!

Contra Dance Clemmons – Atlantic Crossing, Caller Brian Hamshar

About the band….

For over two decades Atlantic Crossing have been rocking the contra dance halls of New England and beyond and entrancing concert audiences with paintings in song of local history and more. Their music, drawn from the Celtic traditions of the British Isles as well as from Maritime and French Canada, lifts audiences from their seats, transports dancers to ever greater delight and strikes joyous notes at celebrations.

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
Genre: New England Roots
Caller will be Brian Hamshar,  a contra dance caller from central Virginia, noted for varied dance programs with efficient teaching and an easygoing style – for both traditional and alternative (techno) contras. 

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

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

FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm

Dance 8-10:30pm 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

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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 with Caller Nick Boulet

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 is Nick Boulet who will surely guide us through lots of fun dances.
 
 
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
 
General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm
Dance 8-10:30pm 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 – Maria Fairchild and Ted Ehrhard, Caller George Segebade

On Tuesday, Jan 8th at Clemmons we once again welcome the multi-talented Ted Ehrhard and Maria Fairchild Duo.  We will get to enjoy Maria Fairchild on piano, banjo and guitar while Ted Ehrhard knocks out multiple melodies on fiddle making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends at the Clemmons dance. The only other thing needed to make it a great evening is you!

Our Caller will be George Segebade who always has many 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

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

FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm

Dance 8-10:30pm 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.

Open Band/Open Caller Special Holiday Dance

This is a very Special Dance!
Since our last dance was cancelled due to bad weather, we are offering an open band and open caller opportunity. The band will be led by experienced dancer/musicians from Cats Love Milk and The Ones Improper.
Lead Caller will be Nick Boulet.
Bring your instrument and join the band. Callers, we encourage you to come and lead a dance.
This will be a very fun night. Come join 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
 
General admission $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm
Dance 8-10:30pm 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.

Greensboro Grange – DavidDiGiuseppe and Pete Campbell with caller David Glick/ECD workshop

Some of the parking lot may have some slushy snow but that shouldn’t be a problem.  Other groups are carrying on activities as normal at the Grange.   So, see you at the dance!
Special FREE bonus feature – ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING!

Saturday, December 15th, at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 7:00 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 to authentic period music by the extraordinary  musicians, Pete Campbell and David DiGiuseppe.

At 8:00pm you are invited to attend the free newcomer’s lesson. You will feel more confident going into the dance and it is fun!

The CONTRA DANCING BEGINS AT 8:15 with David Glick calling some of his favorite dances to the high energy tunes of Pete Campbell and David DiGiuseppe! They bring a great variety of genres and styles into the dance hall that will thrill you as you enjoy dancing with the room full of friendly people.

GENERAL INFO

– No partner necessary, No experience necessary

– If you can walk, you can contra dance 

– If new, join in the fun lesson at 8:00

-Bringclean, 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 8-8:15pm

Dance 8:15 – 11:00 pm

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
www.feetretreat.com

Fiddle & BowCountry Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Location: Guilford Grange Hall. 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC.

*Note – Despite what internet mapping sites may show, Guilford School Rd is NOT accessible from Guilford College Rd.

Directions: Traveling in either direction on I-40, take Exit 213 (Guilford College Rd). At the end of the ramp, turn right and continue about a mile until you cross railroad tracks at West Market Street. In 100 more feet, turn left onto Lindley Rd. Go 4 tenths mi., then turn right onto Guilford School Rd. The Grange is the last building on the right.

 

 

 

Clemmons – Nic Coker and Laurie Fisher with caller Jack Mitchell/ CANCELLED!!!

Due to icy road conditions, we are cancelling this event. We will reschedule and post the new date soon! Thank you!
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
 
The caller is Jack Mitchell, one of our favorites from the Triangle, who calls interesting dances, and has traveled quite a bit as a caller.

 

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

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

FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm

Dance 8-10:30pm 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.

Clemmons – Cats Love Milk, caller Dean Hooks

Tuesday, November 13 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.

Caller will be Dean Hooks of Charlotte.

 

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

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

FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm

Dance 8-10:30pm 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.