Clemmons – The Stuff, caller Nick Boulet

Sunday early evening dances are transitioning to mostly 2nd Sundays beginning in August.  This is the first of those so go ahead and mark it on your calendar.  The lesson for new people is at 5:30 pm and dancing starts at 6 and you can dance as much as you ‘d like until pm.  We have a short break in the middle with a few waltzes you can try and to close out each evening we have a final waltz.

“The Stuff” is back to bring us more great dancing music. Great stuff! Gretchen Caverly’s fiddle playing will carry you away with her precise yet freely interpreted melodies. Nic Coker works the guitar, supporting the melody with his creative and fluid rhythm and bass lines. In other words – music that is great fun to dance to!

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.

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 5:30-6pm
Dance 6-9pm with short break in middle
 
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC
 
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Clemmons – Tim Smith and Eileen Regan of The Big Celtic Fun Band, caller George Segebade

Enjoy the great contra connections as we have fun dancing with one another.

On Tuesday, August 7th, at Clemmons Civic Club, members of the well known band, Big Celtic Fun come to energize the dancing for us! 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!
Caller will be George Segebade who will definitely add to the dance fun with some great 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 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 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
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Clemmons – The Ones Improper, Dean Snipes calling

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
– 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 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 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
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Clemmons – Reel Shady, caller Chet Gray

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!

Our Caller will be Chet Gray from Kentucky whose mission is to
lead folks to take part in the community dance tradition.
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 $9 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)
FREE Lesson 5:30-6
Dance 6-9pm 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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Clemmons – High Country Rollers, Dean Snipes calling

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 Charlotte!
 
– 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 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 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
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Clemmons – Chimney Swift – Emily Abel calling

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 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 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 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
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Clemmons – Contrapositive – Alexandra Deis-Lauby calling

Tuesday, April 3 at Clemmons Civic Club 8pm – 10:30 we welcome Contrapositive!

About the band:
Contrapositive plays an eclectic mix of high energy contra dance music with a Scottish flair. Set your socks to hop when this band takes the stage.

Band members include Matthew Christian on fiddle, mandolin, flute, whistle and Highland pipes., Matt Diaz on guitar, bouzouki and flute and Joe De Paolo on drums.

About the caller:
Alexandra Deis_Lauby is a NYC-based caller, dancer and organizer. She is happy to call to crowds of experienced dancers, new dancers and everything in between!  Alex’s smooth voice, clear teaching style and engaging dance selections delight dancers from coast to coast.

Come out, dance and support this great talent we are fortunate to be able to have!

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

Location:
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012

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

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

Clemmons – the Organic Family Band, Dean Snipes calling

Tuesday, March 13, Clemmons: Dean Snipes & The Organic Family Band from Maryland (Jacob Raitzyk & Family.)

Lesson and fellowship 7:30, dance 8 – 10:30 pm

The Organic Family Band brings a range of musical experiences and styles to dance and folk music, blending jazz, Irish, Quebecois, Klezmer, New England, ragtime, rock, and more to create a soundscape that’ll keep you moving and grooving all night long! With veteran lead player Rebekah Geller (13) on fiddle, dad (and experienced jazz guitarist) Michael Raitzyk, older brother Jakob Raitzyk (18) on fiddle and foot percussion, and mom Judith Geller on french horn, The Organic Family Band carries on musical traditions and brings new life into the sound of dance/folk music.

Also, to add to the evening’s fun, is a caller we all love, Dean Snipes, the original “mighty fine” caller who engages us with his humor and wit as he clearly teaches the lesson and calls the dances. Spontaneous hilarity breaks out at times as Dean corrals we sometimes inattentive dancers as we socialize and talk. It is humorous when we accidentally mess up during the dance and Dean has to get us back in line.

That’s why contra is some much fun – its something we can do and not have to worry about doing right, enjoying the freedom to make mistakes, knowing that everyone makes mistakes but its ok!

– 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 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 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
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Clemmons – Ryan McKasson (Syncopaths) & George Paul, Nick Boulet calling

Clemmons – Ryan McKasson (Syncopaths) & George Paul, Nick Boulet calling
7:30 pm lesson
8 – 10:30 dance

Ryan McKasson of the nationally known contra band, “Synchopaths” joins us as a special guest all the way from California to thrill us with his fiddle playing.

George Paul, the amazing keyboardist who enjoys accompanying melody players everywhere, will be playing many styles during the evening as he joins Ryan in this rare collaboration. Its always cool to see what improvisations they come up with during the dance!

Nick Boulet teaches and calls the dances and livens up the evening with his good nature and humor!  Join him for an enjoyable evening of community dancing.

– 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 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 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

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Greensboro – Copious Notes with Tom Hinds of VA calling

Copious Notes (Mara Shea & Julie Gorka of the Triangle) with Tom Hinds of VA calling!
at the Grange in Greensboro
7:30 pm lesson and mingle
8 -11 dance!

January 20, Saturday, at the Greensboro Grange we have a couple of very talented ladies from the Triangle energizing us on the dance floor with their great music on fiddle and keyboard! Mara Shea and Julie Gorka are some favorite musicians from right here in North Carolina.

Not only that but this dance features American dance creator and caller, Tom Hinds, from Virginia! Prolific dance writer and publisher, he is friendly, fun, inspirational, and just generally wonderful.

Lots of good parking at the Grange is now available!

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 $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5).
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
www.feetretreat.com

Fiddle & Bow Contra 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.