The Ones Improper with Kyle Johnston of the Triangle calling

Note the new admission prices below!
The Ones Improper
will be tuning up their many multiple instruments and rehearsing in preparation for bringing you some energetic music for your dancing pleasure at Clemmons on Tuesday, June 6.  Come out and enjoy this orchestra of dancers turned contra musicians and get into the music and dancing!  Expect to hear a few new dance sets and watch the players shift from one instrument to another during the evening.

Triangle caller, Kyle Johnston, will be giving a lesson before the dance for those who are new to contra dancing. Then, he will pull out his dance cards, walk us through each dance before calling the dance as the music, fun and dancing adventure begins!

– 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 so please bring some to change into.
– 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.

[watch for slight price increase coming up for non-members]
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

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TuneRider with Warren Doyle calling

[ Lights, camera, action!  We will have the holiday lights up for atmosphere  for this dance and during the break a small film crew will be shooting a scene for a romantic comedy. Just ignore them and please don’t look at the camera even though you want to see what is going on! If you have an aversion to being filmed, please stay in the kitchen and enjoy snacks and fellowship during this time or go outside for air. Otherwise, just go about your waltz dancing as usual. You will be part of the backdrop for the action and the couple dancing. There is a confrontation in this scene and a bouncer escorting one of the dancers out the door so don’t be alarmed. 🙂  ]

We enjoy TuneRider (Austin Murry and Gretchen Caverly) every chance we get and that chance is  at Clemmons on Tuesday, May 30! Their musicianship is excellent and their arrangements make the dancing extra fun as they surprise you with licks and hits you didn’t expect! Come and enjoy these energetic players and have fun with other dancers on the floor!

Veteran caller from over the Blue Ridge Parkway and from the Appalachian Trail, Warren Doyle, teaches and calls the dances for us while we become immersed in the music and enjoy the warmth of the friendly people around us. Warren enjoys dancing freely as much as calling so we can all relax and be free ourselves doing this thing called contra together!

– 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 to change into in order to protect the floor and make dancing easier.
– 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.

Note: there will be a slight price increase for non-members beginning in June
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

Tesserae with David Glick calling

Husband and wife team, Tesserae, come to share their talents with us at the Clemmons dance on Tuesday, May 23 while one of our great local callers, David Glick, leads us through the evening’s fun dances!

Tesserae is professional musician and composer, David Lane, on keyboard and his wife, Jennifer Lane, on fiddle, also a professional musician as well as member of Dragonfly and other bands. They are awesome musicians who have lately been sharing their musical talents with dancers at several of the region’s fine contra dance venues. Come and check them out and enjoy their fresh take on contra dance music. Friendly dancers and a fun evening of physical activity and fellowship await 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 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.

Note: there will be a slight price increase for non-members beginning in June
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 Website:
www.feetretreat.com
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a non-profit organization

The Deep Valley Drifters with caller Joy Greenwolfe

At the Grange, Saturday, May 20 The Deep Valley Drifters (Ted Ehrhard & Maria Fairchild) will blow over our way to play some awesome contra dance music for the dances brought in by caller Joy Greenwolfe, a favorite on the contra dance circuit, to make our monthly Saturday dance a wonderful place to come together and dance with friendly, fun loving people of all ages! Join us for an exciting evening of dancing to traditional tunes and their own original songs and tunes — fiddle, banjo, guitar, and more!

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.
– 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 beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

Note: there will be a slight increase in prices for non-members beginning in June
General admission $8

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

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
www.feetretreat.com
Facebook group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers
Facebook page: Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers

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.

 

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

David DiGuiseppe & George Paul, Emily Rush calling

On Tuesday, May 2 at Salem College we are privilaged to have two musicians extraordinaire – David DiGiuseppe and George Paul! When these two guys get together there is real magic in the music as they weave together an intricate tapestry of rhythms, textures and tones. Their original tunes as well as the swing and jazz improvisations they do with traditional tunes will energize and thrill you throughout the evening!

Emily Rush of Rushfest is the caller for the evening. She brings fun and interesting dances with her wherever she goes and calls them clearly while getting into the music herself!

– 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 to change into.
– 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 on the south side of campus

The *Big Celtic Fun Band, Dean Snipes calling

On Tuesday, April 25, at Clemmons Civic Club, two 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 Dean Snipes, one of our favorite “mighty fine” callers from the Charlotte area will join the band in making it a great evening to be dancing! We don’t mind sweeping up a few discarded dance cards afterward because Dean makes every contra dance evening 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 free short 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.
– 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 Website:
www.feetretreat.com
Follow us on our Facebook Page: Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle & Bow Contra Dancers

Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a non-profit organization

Tempest from Upstate New York, Rich Goss of Portland OR calling

Tuesday, April 18, at Clemmons –SPECIAL! Touring band, Tempest, from New York, joins with Rich Goss of Portland, Oregon for an extra good, extra special evening of contra dance and music! Be sure to invite and bring friends for this special evening that Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is proud to be able to put on for you.

Tempest is Chuck (guitars, mandolin) and Tim Ball (fiddle), plus Harry Aceto (bass) Tempest neatly blends traditional tunes with inventive, progressive grooves and harmonies that draw from jazz, world music, and pop/R&B.

More about Tempest: http://www.chuckabell.com/contra-dance-bands.html
www.http://tempestdanceband.com/

Our caller is Rich Goss from Oregon. “I’ve called dances from coast to coast for events ranging from large to small, novice to experienced, in a driveway to very large dance halls. My goal is to call fun accessible dances with clear concise teaching, always with a good-natured, easy-going style.”

More about Rich: http://www.richgoss.com/

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 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.
– 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

Groove Contraption – Stephanie Marie calling

Tuesday, January 17 – Clemmons

This month’s special treat at Clemmons will be the popular three piece band, “Groove Contraption” from South Carolina! You can tell just by the name this band is going to rock your socks off! It will be like experiencing a dance weekend, only in shortened form!

Experienced caller Stephanie Marie leads us through this evening of spectacular dancing fun! Do come out for this and bring along any friends you can for a good time!

– 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

Website:
feetretreat.com