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!
This is a community event brought to you by NC Folk Fest, Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers and others.
Our first opportunity to dance on Saturday, September 8 is from 12:30pm – 1:30pm at Dance Pavilion.
We will invite Festival attendees to join us, so please come and enjoy some dancing and all the activities at the Festival. Dances are just one hour long. This is a great opportunity to build our dance communities. You can help pass out dance flyers or business cards as you roam the streets in between the dances. It will be a lot of fun for all!
There will be easy intro dances and then Contra Dances.
Callers will be Nick Boulet and Carol Thompson.
The Band will be The Hushpuppies
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.
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.
Enjoy the great contra connections as we have fun dancing with one another.
Sure to be a great evening with this 4 piece band filling the air with music that will make you move.
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!