The Ones Improper with Cynthia Stewart calling

Don’t just stand around listening to folk music this weekend! Here is your opportunity to experience it in a deeper way through easy to learn community type dancing, something that people have been doing together for hundreds of years. Experience traditional American, French Canadian and Celtic music while learning to contra dance on the fly!  You’ll enjoy the pleasure of being immersed in the high energy music and dance before you know it! So come, be energized, let loose and have some fun interacting in a positive way with others!

Get your Feet Retreat Dance Weekend feet in shape for dancing before that annual extraordinary dance weekend which comes up the following weekend, Sept 15-16! Come to the Guilford Grange in Greensboro on this Saturday, September 9 when we welcome The Ones Improper, which is a 5 to 7 piece band that blends their multiple instruments into an exciting varying soundscape that will please the ear as well as the feet!

The Ones Improper, made up of musical artists from many backgrounds including recording, touring, musical theater, worship, jazz band and others, has been playing at contra dances, English country dances, banquets, and farmer’s market and other events together for several years now.

Long time experienced contra dancer and now, caller, Cynthia Stewart leads the evening’s dancing adventure! Always fun and humble, we always enjoy her calling and dances.

School Construction and PARKING
I believe the parking situation is much improved!

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 wesite:
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.

 

 

Eileen Regan, Julie Gorka with Emily Abel calling

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL – this dance will be held at CLEMMONS CIVIC CLUB (instead of Salem College).  If driving a distance to dance, its always a good idea to check for any last minute changes! Yes?
The same  Salem faculty and student discounts will still apply so come on out and dance!
Salem College Contra Collaborators
kicks off the fall season appropriately with an all woman team beginning with a Salem Alumna, Emily Abel,  calling the dances, but remember, the dance will be held at Clemmons Civic Club.  

Emily fell in love with contra dancing while a student at Salem. After attending many dances and going to a few fabulous dance weekends like our own FEET RETREAT,  she was drawn to the art of calling dances, that is, teaching each dance and calling out the moves as people walked patterns to the music. Since graduating she has traveled extensively, calling dances all up and down the east coast while enjoyed the fellowship of other callers, band members and all the many people who just love contra dancing.

At this dance we have two amazing players playing live, high energy music: Eileen Reagan of Big Celtic Fun band and Julie Gorka of Copious Notes!   Big Celtic Fun has played for contra dances and festivals and all kinds of private events, and features driving traditional instrumentals featuring Eileen’s fiddle playing.

Next is Julie Gorka, a musician with a wide range of musical interests. She plays with many local musicians in the Triangle area and in the Washington DC area, including Copious Notes (with Mara Shea).  Julie has a degree in piano performance and will be playing keyboard at this dance. So, expect some great music to contra dance by!

Anyone can contra dance. No partner necessary, no experience necessary. New people join in all the time. We all work together and help one another out as we have fun and try new things.

Salem students and faculty are privileged to get into the dance for only  $3 !
Regular admission is now $9 while other students 23 and under come in for $6
Members enjoy a discounted admission of $8 and member students $5

– 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!”
– Treat one another with care and respect

FREE Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm with short break in middle

Location:
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 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.

 

ICE CREAME SOCIAL 6:30 -Tune Rider-Dean Snipes Calling

First a word from our sponsor: “Note the new rates below which began in July”

Ice Cream Social!! Our 3rd and final dance in August will be the delicious annual tradition of the summer Grange dances!

We will converge on the Guilford Grange at Greensboro with ice chests and ice cream makers full of our favorite cool cow confections at 6:30pm to enjoy together. Obviously we all don’t need to bring some in order to have plenty but if you’d like to, please do. A few toppings you bring will crown our efforts with tasty additions.

This is a great time to bring guests who have never danced at any of our dances before or, maybe have never even contra danced at all, because they can get into this particular dance for FREE! The Treasurer said so and I believe him!

After an hour of fine fellowship over frozen food we’ll find ourselves on the floor doing the beginners lesson at 7:30. At 8 everyone will find random partners and begin dancing to the music of the fantastic band, Tunerider! These two expert contra dance musicians have got some really great tune sets that will propel us into dancing paradise!

Having the well known “mighty fine” dance caller, Dean Snipes, from the Charlotte area up to teach and call each dance from his collection, with style and humor, will make the evening even more special and enjoyable! Yep going to be a mighty fine evening all around!

School Construction and 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.
Also, to park at The Grange, follow special instructions on signs. And, you can park in the old school parking lot down on the right which is farthest from the Grange.

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.

 

 

 

High Country Rollers, Stephanie Marie of Charlotte Calling

NOTE THE CHANGED ADMISSION RATES (below) THAT BEGAN JULY 1
and the changed schedule which is somewhat variable on Tuesdays.
www.FeetRetreat.com for schedule and details.

We had such a great time last Tuesday with 3 lines of dancers of all sizes, ages and abilities making it a funtastic evening! Ready to do it again? You can, when on Tuesday, August 15 at Clemmons we have a band that is new to us, the High Country Rollers! We eagerly anticipate dancing to the music of this four piece band!

Let me introduce the band coming this Tuesday, August 15::
Kilby Spencer is from Crumpler NC and has been playing old-time music on fiddle for most of his life.
Kelley Breiding, a NC native an award-winning banjo player, propels the band’s sound with her rhythmic clawhammer style banjo.
Rick Davidson, from Lewisville NC, is a multi-instrumental award-winning string band musician.
Joanne Davidson, from Lewisville NC, is an accomplished upright bass and guitar player.

Someone who is familiar to us will come from Charlotte. The capable and kind Stephanie Marie will be the caller for the evening bringing her favorite dances with lots of fun for us all!

– 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.
– Treat one another with care and respect, smile and have a good time!

Our new rates do more towards covering the cost of the great bands and callers!
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

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.

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

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.

Pete Campbell – David DiGiuseppe with David Glick calling

Special FREE bonus feature – English Country Dancing!
Saturday, June 17 at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 6:30 at no extra charge, caller David Glick will hold an English country dance workshop before the contra dance! 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 Campbell 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. 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 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.

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.

Watch for price increases for non-members beginning in July.
General admission $8

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

Website:
www.feetretreat.com
Facebook group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers
Facebook page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

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.
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.