Salem College, Wheelhouse, Caller Terry Doyle

In the band Wheelhouse, Jim Harrington of the band Rhythm Road releases the energy of his accordion, while Rya Martin of Ricochet on keyboard and Kathy Boyer on clarinet round out the band. Look to have a rollicking good time with this group.
 
Caller Terry Doyle will be back with us for this great dance event.
 
 
General Info
 
– 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 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
 
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Salem College, Gretchen Caverly, Larry Unger, Caller Bree Kalb

What an incredible dance evening! We are pleased to have Larry Unger and Gretchen Caverly for our musical entertainment!
 
Larry Unger has been a full-time musician since 1984 and has presented a diverse range of musical performances across the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. Titled “master guitarist” by Dirty Linen, Unger has played with many top contra dance bands and has accompanied such fiddlers as Judy Hyman, Matt Glaser, and Lissa Schneckenburger. Larry’s original waltzes and fiddle tunes have been played and recorded by musicians around the world and can also be heard in the Ken Burns documentary, Our National Parks. Initially studying blues guitar with Etta Baker and John Jackson and later taking up the banjo and bass, Unger has become one of the most sought-after rhythm players in the country. He has a great breadth of understanding of traditional music to complement his considerable technical proficiency and enjoys telling stories about the origins of his music and the people who taught him.
 
Gretchen Caverly’s fiddle playing will carry you away with her precise yet freely interpreted melodies.
 
Our Caller will be Bree Kalb.
 
General Info
 
– 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 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
 
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.

Community Dance at NC Folk Festival (2nd part)

We will do the 2nd demonstration dance/community dance on Sept 8 from 3PM until 4PM at the NC Folk Festival.  See the flyer for locations of the first dance and 2nd dance as they are in different locations.

We hope you’ll join us for both of these but if not, at least try to come to one.  Its a great outreach opportunity that could help us grow our local contra dance group!

Greensboro Grange -Ted Ehrhard and Maria Fairchild, Caller Dean Snipes

Our 3rd Saturday dance at the Greensboro Grange always draws a lot of people from the region plus quite a few new people.  Come out and meet the new people, help them get started on the right foot, so to speak, and have a good time!  Its always great to see those who aren’t able to come to the Winston-Salem area dances.

On Saturday, August 18th, at The Guilford Grange in Greensboro, we once again welcome the multi-talented Maria Fairchild who gets the piano rockin’ and also plays banjo and guitar and Ted Ehrhard who pulls out multiple melodies on fiddle, 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!

Caller will be Dean Snipes with some mighty fine 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
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm
 
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
www.feetretreat.com
 
Fiddle & Bow Country 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.

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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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 – 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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Greensboro – SPECIAL! Gene Hubert Dance – Deep Valley Drifters, multiple callers

On Saturday, April 21 at the Guilford Grange in Greensboro dancers from all around will come together for the annual Gene Hubert Memorial Dance. To help us celebrate this icon of contra dance who wrote so many of the amazing and fun dances that are done at contra venues everywhere we have two great musicians providing the energetic music for the evening – Maria Faichild and Ted Ehrhard – known as “The Deep Valley Drifters”!

They will be joined by Dean Herington.

The conucopia of Gene Hubert dances will be called by some of our favorite callers from the area and will make this an unforgettable dance evening you’ll want to share with friends. People will come from all around for this special annual event and you’re invited to join us!

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 27406
*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.

Salem College – Windmill – Stephanie Marie calling

Yes! Sunday, April 8 at Salem College from 6 pm – 9 pm we’ll get some high energy dancing in as Windmill takes the  stage!

Things get started at 5:30 with fellowship and a free lesson for new  people to get oriented, then dances will be taught and walked through before they are called while the band plays.  No one knows what the dances will be ahead of time, not even the band! We all just follow the instructions of the caller as they are presented. Its always fun and exciting to see what we will be doing!

The band:
WINDMILL — Laurie Fisher on keyboards, Steve Trisman on fiddle.  A combination of rhythm/acoustics/energy to keep you and many friends moving  to the music!

Laurie Fisher is a popular musician, dance caller and music teach
er. She also plays in BareKnuckle Quartet and Boom Chuck and various other bands.

Steve Trisman is also in Boys of Buncombe, One Leg Up, Bayou Diesel, Jupiter Coyote and many others. Trisman, while great with the electric sound, can make his acoustic fiddle sing that contra dance music!

Caller:
Stephanie Marie
Stephanie loves contra dancing and calling for contra dances.  She will be teaching and calling her best dances for us and making sure we all have a great time dancing!

– 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!

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)
Children 12 and under – free

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

Easy access from Business-40 “Salem College” exits
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 and .org

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.