Contra Dance Guilford Grange Greensboro – Steamshovel (Roger Gold and David White)/Caller George Segebade

We welcome the band, Steamshovel, which includes David White and Roger Gold. They play their instruments with the potential of the early steam shovels of the mid-1800s.

Both musicians have been playing for contra dances and with several other groups for years. They also compose music and sometimes add vocals to their repertoire. Their dance tunes include selections from the old-time repertoire tinged with Celtic influences and beautiful waltzes.

Gold’s proficiency on the guitar is extensive, ranging from Celtic and jazz styles to intricate melodic playing. He accentuates the sounds with the foot drum. He plays with the highly band The Elftones

White plays fiddle and banjo in the Appalachian old-time style. He lends his groovy, driving and “flowy” fiddling to the Redbud Ramblers.

We are always happy to have George Segebade calling the 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 $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5). 

Free Lesson 7:30 – 8:00pm

Dance 8 – 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.

Contra Dance Salem College – Faux Paws and Callers George Segebade and Nick Boulet

No more sad faces! The wait is over!
Hurricane Florence might have delayed the event, but the not the fun we will have dancing to the wonderful music of Faux Paws.
Andrew VanNorstrand – Guitar
Chris Miller – Saxophones & Banjo
Noah VanNorstrand – Fiddle & Feet
 
Our own callers Nick Boulet and George Segebade will lead you through many enjoyable dances.
 
– 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 
Full time students 23 and under $6 
FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm
Dance 8-11pm with short break in middle
 
Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
I40 Business exit is closed!!!
Access through I40, Highway52 South to Research Parkway, then turn left and then left on Rams and left on Salem.
(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
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Salem College – Roger Gold and Gretchen Cavalry – George Segebade calling

We have a real treat when dynamic fiddle player Gretchen Caverly collaborates with Roger Gold in an intricate weaving of melody and harmony while local caller George Segebade fosters an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity for our feet and friends!
Masterful guitarist, Roger Gold, of the bands, Elftones, Steamshovel and Land of Sky injects amazing intricacy and energy into the bass, melody and chords of the many styles of music in which he is fluent.
We have enjoyed listening and dancing to Gretchen playing with Tune Riders and The Stuff.

Deep Valley Drifters with George Segebade calling

Saturday, October 21 at The Guilford Grange in Greensboro, we once again welcome the multi-talented Deep Valley Drifters along with George Segebade calling!  At least half of them.  I’ve just been informed that Ted Ehrhard will not be able to play but instead we’ll have Bill Hicks who was the featured fiddler of the Red Clay Ramblers for many years!   It will be great to have a great fiddler from that famous band!

Maria Fairchild gets the piano rockin’ and also plays banjo  making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends at the Grange dance. The only other thing needed to make it a great evening is you!

George Segebade calls throughout the region as well as books the bands for our local dance and annual Feet Retreat dance weekend! “Mr. Feet Retreat” will make the evening fun with the many dances he has collected over the years. He is always happy to help new dancers understand how to do each dance so join in the fun with us!.

Parking should be OK now!

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.

 

George Paul and Nic Coker with George Segebade Calling

Hey, the new rates are in affect starting in this month! Luckily I have become an official member of our beloved non-profit organization, Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers so I will enjoy the same low rates that I am used to! Whew! You too can breathe a sigh of relief – become a member today!

Our hot band kicking off the month of July is composed of two expert musicians – George Paul and Nic Coker – whom you’ve tremendously enjoyed in other well known bands. So, combined, you get double the fun with new synergy thrown in! Can’t wait for this!

Our caller will be George Segebade! Yes, the George Segebade who is always booking these great bands for us, organizing our yearly extraordinary FEET RETREAT dance weekend and calling wonderful dances throughout the region and beyond!

– No partner necessary
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into
– Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– “Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares!”
– Treat one another with care and respect, 🙂

THE NEW RATES will now commence, helping to make our dances…err…a little less non-profitable, which is a good thing for any organization!
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

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

Reel Shady with George Segebade calling

First THERE IS A POTLUCK at 6:30 so you can bring food and mingle over a meal!

A short beginner’s lesson starts around 7:30 just before the dance at 8:00.

Friends await you Tuesday, May 9 at the Clemmons Civic Club as long time popular area band, Reel Shady, takes the stage to bring us a variety of traditional, Celtic and other tunes that make us happy that we know about contra dancing! Their sonic range from the lows of the bass to the highs of the whistle and fiddles is a pleasure to listen to and carries our feet lightly over the dance floor.

George Segabade, who has been calling throughout the region for years, will be walking us through his selection of dances making sure both beginners and experienced dancers have a good time. Bring a few friends to share in the fun with 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.
– 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 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

Website:
www.feetretreat.com

Coracree from Pennsylvania with George Segebade Calling

Coracree (Janie Rothfield, Allan Carr, Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan) from Pennsylvania with George Segebade Calling

March 7, 2017 coming to Salem College – Coracree from Pennsylvania!

“Coracree is one of the most heralded contra dance bands around and has played to enthusiastic dancers throughout the East Coast from Canada to Florida, at dance weekends in Philadelphia, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Austin Texas. The band melds a transatlantic mix of traditional Celtic, Old-time, European, and original music with a playful, improvisational style. Coracree features the lively fiddling of Jane Rothfield, the driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin and melodeon, Sarah Gowan’s inventive guitar stylings, and the melodic and rhythmic stand-up bass playing of Allan Carr. Coracree’s multi instrumental, rhythmic, driving, groovy, jazzy music combines with their unique connection with the dancers makes for a fantastic dance experience all around!”

And here is a link to some great dance video of Coracree at Glen Echo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhaHDZEt2wA
Coracree Website:   www.coracree.com

Well known caller, our own George Segebade, sets up the evening with dances that are interesting as well as fun!

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
7:30 a beginner’s lesson will be taught so you’ll have more fun during the dance
– Each dance is walked through and then called as we dance so we’ll know what to do
– 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.
– 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

Potluck, Valentines, “TuneRider”, George Segebade Calling

Austin & Gretchen (TuneRider) with George Segebade Calling

Potluck/Valentine Contra Dance
No Valentine necessary, no partner necessary, as usual – fun for everyone, singles and couples alike, because this is community dancing and we all enjoy dancing with everyone else.

Feel the love, dance in a festive atmosphere this Valentine’s day!

This week we have a real treat when “TuneRider” (fiddle player Gretchen Caverly who this past Tuesday played in the band, “The Stuff”) collaborates with our own master guitarist, Austin Murry, in an intricate weaving of melody and harmony while local caller George Segebade fosters an evening of fun, fellowship and frivolity for our feet and friends!

Bring your favorite dish or snack at 6:30 for the potluck and let us enjoy some good food together before the beginner’s lesson at 7:30.

No Valentine necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
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.

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.
Potluck 6:30
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

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

Camel City Sheiks with George Segebade Calling

Camel City Sheiks with George Segebade Calling

Tuesday, January 31 at the Clemmons Civic Club Fiddle and Bow Country dancers welcomes “Camel City Sheiks
(Allin Cottrell, Nancy Crooks, and Tom & Marianne Mylet) with caller, George Segebade. Allin and his fiddlin’ wife, Nancy Crooks, have appeared at various events around the state (including WPAQ, Mount Airy) as the “Camel City Sheiks”. They are joined by Tom Mylet, a member of “The New Camp Creek Band” and his wife, Marianne, to round out this wonderful four piece band!

George Segebade calls the dances for the evening, keeping us on our toes!

– 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 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

The Stuff Playing with Jack Mitchell Calling

Caller: Jack Mitchell Band:  The Stuff, Gretchen Caverly & Nic Coker of Asheville.
FIRST! The Fiddle and Bow fundraising campaign is in full swing with $3,185 having been donated thus far! If you like the convenience of dancing in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area and would like to be a part of this campaign to help support these dances, please donate by check or Paypal today!



The annual campaign makes possible the continued bookings of callers and bands like this Tuesday, December 13th’s lineup of caller Jack Mitchell and “The Stuff” at Clemmons Civic Club!

Jack is a favorite experienced out of town caller who calls at many dances in state and out. “The Stuff”, composed of Nic Coker and Gretchen Caverly of Asheville are a great, energetic band to dance to! Bring some friends to enjoy another fun evening of dancing.

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
– If you’re new or only been to one or two dances, please feel free to attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance – it will increase your enjoyment
– 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

Website:
feetretreat.com