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