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.

Greensboro – David DiGiuseppe and Pete Campbell with David Glick calling

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 to authentic period music by the extraordinary musicians, Pete Campbell and David DiGiuseppe.
David DiGiuseppe is the master of the accordian, having written music books on the subject, taught workshops and played in multiple bands including Footloose and Footloose Trio.
At 7:30 if you are new or fairly new to contra 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 8:00 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.

English Country Dance Workshop by David Glick with musicians

Have you ever wondered about the roots of contra dance? Or what kind of dances the dancers in movies like Jane Austin or Pride and Prejudice were doing? Come at 6:30, change into your dance shoes and get ready to experience these lively yet elegant dances of the 17th and 18th centuries!

Dance master David Glick leads the workshop dances while Pete Campbell and David DiGiuseppe of Footloose play some of the lively period music.
There is no extra charge for this workshop of English country dancing, just come and enjoy this bonus feature compliments of David Glick and Fiddle and Bow!

The workshop runs until 7:30, when the contra dance lesson begins for new dancers before the contra dance.  See the separate notice for that.

Tesserae with David Glick calling

Husband and wife team, Tesserae, come to share their talents with us at the Clemmons dance on Tuesday, May 23 while one of our great local callers, David Glick, leads us through the evening’s fun dances!

Tesserae is professional musician and composer, David Lane, on keyboard and his wife, Jennifer Lane, on fiddle, also a professional musician as well as member of Dragonfly and other bands. They are awesome musicians who have lately been sharing their musical talents with dancers at several of the region’s fine contra dance venues. Come and check them out and enjoy their fresh take on contra dance music. Friendly dancers and a fun evening of physical activity and fellowship await you!

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
– If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Please bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to keep the nice floor nice.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– Contra dancing is community dancing for most all ages
– In contra, everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat all dancers, especially beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

Note: there will be a slight price increase for non-members beginning in June
General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

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 & Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a non-profit organization

Pete Campbell & David DiGiuseppe with David Glick Calling

Contra dance following the workshop, Pete Campbell & David DiGiuseppe with David Glick Calling

Special Feature!
Saturday, February 18 at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 6:30 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 and fun dances that were all the rage at English and French ballrooms during those periods. You’ll find that some of the moves are familiar as you dance to authentic period music by the extraordinary musicians, Pete Cambell and David DiGiuseppe.

At 7:30 if you are new or fairly new to contra you are invited to attend the free newcomer’s lesson.

The contra dancing begins at 8:00 with David Glick calling some of his favorite dances to the tunes of Pete Cambell 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.

PARKING
Because the school is under construction we suggest some people park on the curb along Lea Ray Drive. Leaving the Grange, turn right on Lindley Road then immediate left on Lea Ray, a residential street. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants, etc. No parking at the nearby church please.

GENERAL INFO
– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
– If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm

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

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.

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

English Country Dance Workshop

Special Feature!
Saturday, February 18 at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 6:30 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 and fun dances that were all the rage at English and French ballrooms during those periods. You’ll find that some of the moves are familiar as you dance to authentic period music by the extraordinary musicians, Pete Cambell and David DiGiuseppe.

At 7:30 if you are new or fairly new to contra you are invited to attend the free newcomer’s lesson.

The contra dancing begins at 8:00 with David Glick calling some of his favorite dances to the tunes of Pete Cambell 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.

PARKING
Because the school is under construction we suggest some people park on the curb along Lea Ray Drive. Leaving the Grange, turn right on Lindley Road then immediate left on Lea Ray, a residential street. Please do not block driveways or fire hydrants, etc. No parking at the nearby church please.

GENERAL INFO
– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
– If you’re new, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm

 

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

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.

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