Clemmons, George Paul and David Di Giuseppe, Caller Emily Rush

Tuesday Oct. 2. at Clemmons we’ll dance to the highly energetic and unpredictable music by David DiGiuseppe of the bands Footloose, Contrazz, etc., and George Paul of the bands, Ivory Boys and Playing with Fyre. When these two, two of our longtime favorites, get together you can depend on a fiery and passionate performance, making dancing irresistible! These guys have experience and drive behind them, having been featured players of many dance weekends around the country. David DiGiuseppe is a nationally recognized accordionist known for his fiery and emotive playing.
 
Expect smooth, sultry dance sets, traditional sets, French-Canadian, jazz and driving – something for everyone, all done with finesse but with impromptu highlights that will inspire your dancing!
 
Our Caller will be no other than the fabulous Emily Rush, guiding us through this evening of flirtaceous and fun dances. Bring your dance shoes, water, yourself and maybe a friend who has never contra danced before. You’ll be glad you did!
 
 
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
 
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

At Salem College – Holiday Rushfest and Cookie Eating

Our Annual Fund-raiser is ongoing throughout December!

Sunday December 3 at Salem College !
Nope, not a potluck after all but a Cookie Eating.  Pies cakes and other goodies will not be refused!  : )
Food, Fun and Friends!


5:30 pm lesson for all new people
6pm – 9pm you will experience Rushfest contra dancing with Emily Rush calling. (at the break we will eat)

At a Rushfest you will dance to recorded popular music specially formated for contra dances.  Everything! Pop, rock ‘n’ roll, tango, oldies, jazz, all the music!

Here are some FAQs and a video about Rushfest:
FAQs about Rushfest

All you really need to know is that its lots of fun!

– 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 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!

Time:
FREE Lesson 5:30pm – 6pm
Dance 6pm -9pm with a short break in middle

Cost:
Salem students and faculty $3
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

Location:
Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC

Easy access from Business-40 “Salem College” exits
Once you get past Old Salem and the College on the left, you’ll find a traffic circle, go 3/4 around to get onto Salem Ave.
Look for the chain link fence on the left where tennis courts are and go in the gate.
Go straight towards the buildings until you see parking on the right.
There is a sidewalk taking you towards the building, Bryant Hall.
Go in the door and turn left. Go down the hall and the gym for the dance is on the right at the end.

Access from 52 S.- take Exit 108b “Research Parkway”, turn L,
follow to next light, L at light to traffic circle, 2nd Rd is Salem Avenue

(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields on the south

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

Facebook:
Salem College Contra Collaborators
Fiddle and Bow Country (and Contra) Dancers

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

NEW DANCE! – SUNDAY at Salem College-Eileen & Tim with Emily Rush

Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers in association with Salem College Contra Collaborators is proud to offer you this new, convenient dance location and time!

We premiere this dance on Sunday, November 5, beginning at 5:30pm with the free lesson, then dance from 6pm-9pm. We have a hot band and caller from the Triangle coming over for this premiere – Eileen Regan and Tim Smith of the well known Big Celtic Fun band along with a great caller who is popular throughout the region,  Emily Rush.

For out of town dancers, this Sunday early evening dance from 6pm -9pm offers you the chance to travel from other dance communities, yet still be home in time for sleep before your week begins. For Salem students, this is the ultimate in convenience and likewise is an early evening activity you can enjoy while not infringing on sleep time. Try it out!

– 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

Salem students and faculty $3
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

FREE Lesson 5:30 – 6
Dance 6 – 9 pm with short break in middle

Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40  “Salem College” exit
From Hwy 52 there is a new way to come in on the newly completed road.
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields on the south

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.

David DiGuiseppe & George Paul, Emily Rush calling

On Tuesday, May 2 at Salem College we are privilaged to have two musicians extraordinaire – David DiGiuseppe and George Paul! When these two guys get together there is real magic in the music as they weave together an intricate tapestry of rhythms, textures and tones. Their original tunes as well as the swing and jazz improvisations they do with traditional tunes will energize and thrill you throughout the evening!

Emily Rush of Rushfest is the caller for the evening. She brings fun and interesting dances with her wherever she goes and calls them clearly while getting into the music herself!

– 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 to change into.
– 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.
– 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.

General Admission $8
Salem Faculty & Students $3
Other full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40 or NC-52, “Salem College” exits
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields on the south side of campus

The Reel Improper Ones with Emily Rush calling

The dance is on the SECOND Saturday in March!!

On Saturday, March 11 at The Guilford Grange in Greensboro we have a few special treats. The first is that we have The Reel Improper Ones, a contra orchestra playing for us. Never heard of them? Gene Anderson of Reel Shady joins with The Ones Improper, adding his lively combination of guitar chords while playing a cool bass line – all on acoustic guitar! We think you will enjoy dancing to this music of many textures and timbres with a beat that will keep your feet moving!

The second treat is that Emily Rush, well known for her Rushfest, will do the calling as you all enjoy dancing to her great selection of dances.
Expect to have a lot of fun. Bring some friends to try it out and join in the fun with you!

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.

Holiday Rushfest/Potluck!

HOLIDAY RUSHFEST!
A fun evening of fellowship, food and foot pleasing dance – Saturday, Dec 17th at the Greensboro Grange!

6:30 -7:30 Potluck
Please bring your favorite main dish, side dish, salad or desert. And your favorite friends! We also need drinks such as soft drinks, tea, etc. F&B will provide plates, napkins, tableware and cups.

7:30 – 8:00 Dance lesson
If you are new or relatively new you’ll enjoy this easy going orientation

8:00 – 11:00 Dance
Emily Rush brings Rushfest to Greensboro! Much in demand in state and out she brings a variety of fun dances with her as well as pop, jazz, swing and music of all kinds set to contra dance tempos and forms. You’ll probably find yourself singing these well known tunes as you dance! Special lighting makes for a festive atmosphere at Rushfests.

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! 🙂 No experience necessary because in community dancing everyone helps everyone else through the dances. New people are encouraged to attend the beginner’s lesson at 7:30 to get oriented. Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 11:00 with a short break in the middle. Bring clean, soft soled shoes to change into once you get inside to keep the nice wood floor happy!

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

General admission $8
Full time students (under 25) $6.
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.

David DiGiuseppe & George Paul with Emily Rush Calling

Caller: Emily Rush  Band: David DiGiuseppe & George Paul

Hello contra dance fans, our annual year end fundraiser is going on now! Pick up a letter at the dance or here  . fand-b-fund-raiser-ver-7.

We welcome new people to our dance virtually every time the doors open so hope you will continue to spread the word and bring friends to the dance!

Tues., 11/29, Clemmons:
This coming Tuesday we are proud to be able to bring you three of your favorite people from the contra dance world to help you work off those extra Thanksgiving calories and have a fun time doing it! Our caller is Emily Rush of Rushfest fame!

Be prepared for the seductive music of David DiGiuseppe & George Paul. From slinky smooth tunes to swing tunes to hard driving high energy tunes, this dynamic duo is one of North Carolina’s favorites. And, their original compositions will delight you too so come out and enjoy the evening with your friends.

– 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.

Remember to treat all dancers, especially 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 – 10:30 pm

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

Halloween Contra Dance at Salem College featuring Rushfest

Tues., 11/1, Salem College – Special evening: Rushfest! with Emily Rush calling to recorded popular music. Everything! Pop, rock ‘n’ roll, tango, oldies, jazz, all the music.

Trick or Treat? TREAT!!  This is our Halloween dance so dress up in your most creative costumes or come just as you are. Bring snacks to share and enjoy.

Great evening to bring friends!

General Admission $8
Salem Faculty & Students $3
Other full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

THE ROAD  WORK IS COMPLETE, YOU CAN COME IN THE NORMAL WAY! THERE IS A NEW TRAFFIC CIRCLE!

Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40 or NC-52, “Salem College” exits
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields

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Bands:
Great Bear Trio+
and  House Red

Sarah VanNorstrand, Emily Rush and Emily Abel calling

One of the finest contra dance weekends around! Held at lovely Camp Millstone near Ellerbe, NC, a convenient drive from many surrounding dance communities. Expect some of the best dancing, workshops, fun and fellowship around!

Many excellent related musical and dance workshops offered! You can also enjoy boating and swimming on the pond, hiking and relaxing with friends in nature.

Feet Retreat 2016 Schedule

Feet Retreat 2016