Salem College – The McKenzie Trio with Caller Nick Boulet

We welcome The McKenzies from Lynchburg, VA as they thrill us with their tunes and Nick Boulet calls dances for the evening!

This very active band brings you their unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles. They are a joy to listen to and dance to and like opportunities to share their love of this kind of music through concerts, dances and teaching.

Marcia plays the mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo. Over the years, she has added rhythm piano, bodhran (a hand drum), concertina, and various whistles.

Woody is accomplished on guitar, tenor banjo, and concertina, but his greatest love is the fiddle.

Sample their music on their Youtube channel at:  www.youtube.com/user/WoodyandMarcia
Get to know them at: http://www.mckenziemusic.com/

Popular caller in the region, our own Nick Boulet, gets new dancers off to a good start while bringing energy and fun into the room for all dancers with his calling!

 

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

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

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
 
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.

Clemmons – Ryan McKasson (Syncopaths) & George Paul, Nick Boulet calling

Clemmons – Ryan McKasson (Syncopaths) & George Paul, Nick Boulet calling
7:30 pm lesson
8 – 10:30 dance

Ryan McKasson of the nationally known contra band, “Synchopaths” joins us as a special guest all the way from California to thrill us with his fiddle playing.

George Paul, the amazing keyboardist who enjoys accompanying melody players everywhere, will be playing many styles during the evening as he joins Ryan in this rare collaboration. Its always cool to see what improvisations they come up with during the dance!

Nick Boulet teaches and calls the dances and livens up the evening with his good nature and humor!  Join him for an enjoyable evening of community dancing.

– 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

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.

 

At Greensboro Grange – Starfront Property with Nick Boulet calling

Saturday, November 18 at the Greensboro Grange we are happy to be able to present an experienced band that has been energizing dancers wherever they go!

Starfront Property is a four-piece string band that plays a variety of styles of dance music from Old Time to a newer repertoire of contradance tunes, including several original tunes. While steeped in the Old Time tradition, they have the flexibility of playing across a wide range of styles. From a whisper to a growl, Starfront Property will keep dancers movin’ and groovin’ all night long.

Matt Livingston (mandolin) and Joel Keebler (bass) played together in Dot Dot Dash for over 10 years before Joel relocated to Portland, OR in 2013. He recently returned to the Appalachians and is currently living in Blacksburg. Jason (guitar, banjo) and Gina Dilg (fiddle) are a husband and wife duo that recently moved east from Colorado to Christiansburg, VA.

Nick Boulet, an excellent caller, who happens to also be president of our Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers group, will be with us to teach and call the dances, making sure everyone gets off to a great start. He makes the dances easy to understand and has a lot of fun doing this.

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.

 

Special!-Friday Dance at YMCA (must RSVP) – The Ones Improper, Nick Boulet

We, together with the YMCA are sponsoring a FREE dance on Friday, November 3rd from 7pm until 9pm but you MUST RSVP to attend.  I suggest you get there at 6:45 in order to change shoes, get oriented and check in.

Besides being FREE and conveniently in Winston-Salem and on a Friday night, it will be a lot of fun because you will dance with experienced dancers as well as meet new people to dance with. This is being promoted by the Y and will be one big fun party on a great floor!

First, the RSVP. All you need to do is email our member, Mick Pryor, who organized this special event: mpryor@dpgcpa.com and give him your name to add to the list if you think you might want to join in this novel, fun evening. So far 37 dancers have their name on the list!

The band will be our own, home grown but now known band, The Ones Improper.
The Ones were born out of Peter Clark’s Electric Camel Contra dances and workshops and have been playing together for several years now for both English country and contra dances as far away as Roanoke, Virginia. This multi-instrumented group of experienced musicians plays a variety of tunes of traditional, Celtic and French Canadian origin featuring the hammered dulcimer and bodhran as well as many other instruments traditionally used in this high energy contra dance music!

Our caller, Nick Boulet, has much experience helping new dancers get started as well as teaching and calling some more challenging dances. You will feel welcomed and appreciated in his presence.

A short orientation lesson will begin at 7pm then the dancing begins, running until about 9pm.

No partner necessary, No experience necessary
– If you can walk, you can contra dance

– 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

LOCATION:
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
775 W End Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

This is the YMCA across the field from Reynolds High School

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.

 

 

 

Reel Shady with Nick Boulet Calling

NOTE THE CHANGED ADMISSION RATES AS OF JULY 1

Thrill to the sounds of this well known regional band as they provide their own energetic interpretation of Scottish, Celtic and traditional tunes!
Reel Shady has been providing listeners with this finely detailed, tight sound at venues in the area for many years, adding fresh new interpretations at each dance!

Our kind, friendly and funny caller will be Nick Boulet, who also happens to be your hard working Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers President!
Give him your thanks when you get a chance! You’ll have a great time dancing to his selection of dances.

– No partner necessary
If new at this,  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, 🙂

Our new rate schedule!
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.

Special! Barefoot from Maine, Nick Boulet calling

SPECIAL feature dance with touring band BAREFOOT! Tuesday, May 16 at Clemmons Civic Club welcome the amazing Barefoot from Maine! Barefoot has an energetic take on traditional folk and contemporary pop & electronica. Fired by improv and original compositions with long tap roots in New England and Acadien tunes. If you liked the sounds of the nationally known band Perpetual – eMotion you’ll like Ed Howe in this band with the young Jamie Oshima! By the way, Barefoot will be one of the headlining bands for Spring LEAF Festival.

http://sopaudio.com/musician

There will be lots of energy in the room as our caller, Nick Boulet, pulls out all the stops and lets loose his repertoire of great dances. But don’t worry, he is always helpful in making sure everyone including new dancers get thorough walk-throughs of each dance before we all do it with the music.

Remember, the more people you bring out to the dance, the more fun it will be!

– 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 free lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.
– Please bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to keep the nice floor nice.
– 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.
– Contra dancing is community dancing for most all ages
– 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
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

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a non-profit organization
Fiddle & Bow country Dancers website: www.feetretreat.com
Facebook Page: Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
Facebook Group: Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers

The McKenzies from Lynchburg with Nick Boulet calling

POTLUCK AT 6:30 [bring your favorite foods and lets all eat together 🙂  ] then:
The McKenzies from Lynchburg with Nick Boulet calling. 

Tuesday, March 14, at Clemmons Civic Club we welcome The McKenzies from Lynchburg, VA!

This very active band brings you their unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles. They are a joy to listen to and dance to and like opportunities to share their love of this kind of music through concerts, dances and teaching.

Marcia plays the mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo. Over the years, she has added rhythm piano, bodhran (a hand drum), concertina, and various whistles.

Woody is accomplished on guitar, tenor banjo, and concertina, but his greatest love is the fiddle.

Sample their music on their Youtube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/WoodyandMarcia
Get to know them at: http://www.mckenziemusic.com/

Popular caller in the region, our own Nick Boulet, gets new dancers off to a good start while bringing energy and fun into the room for all dancers with his calling!

– 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.
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

 

 

The Stuff with Nick Boulet Calling

The Stuff with Nick Boulet Calling at Salem College, February 7, 2017

“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 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

– 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

Ones Improper with Nick Boulet Calling

Ones Improper with Nick Boulet Calling

Tuesday, January 24 at Clemmons Civic Club “The Ones Improper” fill the room with some of your favorite tunes to set your feet to dancing! You’ll recognize members of “The Ones Improper” because they are dancers as well as musicians. They look forward to being able to play at their home dance, weaving a tapestry of rhythms and textures for your dancing pleasure. Join us and bring a few new people to enjoy another night of energetic dancing!

Our caller for the evening, Nick Boulet, will lead us all on a dancing adventure that will leave you glad you came. The dance will be even more fun if YOU are there!

– 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