Greensboro Grange – Lagomorph Quartet, Jack Mitchell calling

Sure to be a great evening with this 4 piece band filling the air with music that will make you move.

We are welcoming the Lagomorph Quartet, a group of music loving x homeschoolers playing old time, Irish, French Canadian, and contra tunes. Music that makes you move your feet and swing around.
Jack Mitchell is one of our favorite callers from the Triad who is known at dances in many states!
 
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.

Greensboro – Rip the Calico with Joy Greenwolf calling

Saturday, June 19th at the Guilford Grange in Greensboro we are proud to have “Rip The Calico” play for our dance! Rip the Calico is a four piece high energy contra dance band from North Carolina. Drawing heavily from Celtic influences (and origins), the “Calicos” will take you on a dance journey from dulcet circlings to mad romps across the dance floor.
http://www.ripthecalico.com
 
Our Caller will be Joy Greenwolf, a favorite on the Contra Dance Curcuit.
 
 
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.

Greensboro – David DiGiuseppe and Pete Campbell with David Glick calling

Special FREE bonus feature – ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING!
Saturday, June 17 at the Guildford Grange at Greensboro beginning at 6:30 PM at no extra charge, caller David Glick will hold an English country dance workshop! Discover the 17th and 18th century roots of contra dance as you participate in some elegant, lively and fun dances that were all the rage at English and French ballrooms during those periods. You’ll find that many of the moves are familiar as you dance to authentic period music by the extraordinary musicians, Pete Campbell and David DiGiuseppe.
David DiGiuseppe is the master of the accordian, having written music books on the subject, taught workshops and played in multiple bands including Footloose and Footloose Trio.
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 high energy 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.

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.

Greensboro Grange – Big Celtic Fun (Eileen + Tim) with Cynthia Stewart calling

Saturday, March 10, Grange, Big Celtic Fun members Eileen  Reagan and Tim Smith with Cynthia Stewart calling.
Lesson and fellowship 7:30,  dance 8-11pm

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).  They have lots of fun while they are playing and so will you on the dance floor!

Our local caller, Cynthia Stewart, who is a long time dancer and been involved in our organization for many years brings her love of contra dance to us through a fun repertoire of dances she enjoys that will make this a fun evening!

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.

Greensboro – Reel Shady – Bree Kalb

Saturday February 17 at Guilford Grange in Greensboro
Reel Shady with Triangle caller, Bree Kalb
Lesson and fellowship 7:30pm (free)
Dance 8-11pm (admission pricing below)

We’ll thrill to the sounds of the well known regional band, Reel Shady 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’s venues for many years, adding fresh new interpretations at each dance! They blend their many talents, experience and instruments in a way that makes dancing to the music easy and fun.

Bree Kalb is a warm and gracious caller from the Triangle who will guide us through the dances of the evening.

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.

Greensboro – Copious Notes with Tom Hinds of VA calling

Copious Notes (Mara Shea & Julie Gorka of the Triangle) with Tom Hinds of VA calling!
at the Grange in Greensboro
7:30 pm lesson and mingle
8 -11 dance!

January 20, Saturday, at the Greensboro Grange we have a couple of very talented ladies from the Triangle energizing us on the dance floor with their great music on fiddle and keyboard! Mara Shea and Julie Gorka are some favorite musicians from right here in North Carolina.

Not only that but this dance features American dance creator and caller, Tom Hinds, from Virginia! Prolific dance writer and publisher, he is friendly, fun, inspirational, and just generally wonderful.

Lots of good parking at the Grange is now available!

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.

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.

 

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.

 

 

The Stuff with Eileen Thorsos calling

Check out PARKING below!

Hey, the new rates have started 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 and help support traditional dancing in the area – become a member today! Or pay to become a member Saturday night and instantly begin receiving your discount! Now that’s a deal!

On Saturday, July 15 , we hold the 2nd of 3 dances this month. Welcome the always energetic, The Stuff, from the higher altitudes. Nic and Gretchen, the stuff of The Stuff, will carry you to the high altitudes of contra dancing during the 3 hour dance evening with their fine interpretation of the many tunes in their repertoire.

Caller Elleen Thorsos, from the Triangle, meets the band half-way bringing fun, friendliness and favorite dances to the evening. Eileen is popular on the dance circuit and at dance weekends, you’ll like her!

PARKING – Good luck with that! No, actually, it is the same as last time. For those who enjoy reading manuals continue reading. For those who are more visual, skip to the drawing.
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.
PARKING DRAWING

GENERAL INFO
– No partner necessary
If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30
– Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into
– If you can bring exact change its even easier for us but if not, don’t worry
Bring friends for more fun!
– Community dancing for all ages
– “Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares!”
– Treat one another with care and respect, 🙂

NEW RATES:
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 and Bow Country Dancers FB page
Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers FB group

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.