Salem College – Deep Valley Drifters, Jacob LeGrone calling

Salem College Sunday early evening dance 6 PM – 9 PM with the Deep Valley Drifters!
Lesson starts at 5:30
Dance from 6 -9

We kick off the new year with this convenient Sunday early evening dance on January 7 at Salem College with the band, The Deep Valley Drifters, beginning with the lesson at 5:30. Maria Fairchild gets the piano rockin’ and also plays banjo and guitar while Ted Ehrhard draws out multiple melodies on fiddle, making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends.

Jacob LeGrone comes up from Charlotte to teach and call this one and that will gives a variety of dances to do, all of which I’m sure we’ll have fun with!

– 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!

Time:
Lesson 5:30pm – 6pm (the lesson is free but you really only learn by dancing)
Dance 6pm -9pm with a short break in middle

Cost:
Salem students and faculty $3
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5)

Location:
Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC

Easy access from Business-40 “Salem College” exits or
Access from 52 S.- take Exit 108b “Reasearch Parkway”, turn L,
follow to next light, L at light to traffic circle, 2nd Rd is Salem Avenue

(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.

At Clemmons – Pilot Mountain Bobcats

Our Annual Fund-Raiser is ongoing through the end of December!

On December 19, Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club we once again welcome one of our favorite regional bands, “The Pilot Mountain Bobcats”! These talented and experienced musicians offer the best of music in the lively traditional style and will get you off your seat and onto the floor for some rollicking good times. No one is immune to the call of this rhythmic music that will draw you into the fun of community dancing!

Our caller will be George Segebade! Yes, the George Segebade who is always booking these great bands for us, organizing our yearly extraordinary FEET RETREAT dance weekend and calling wonderful dances throughout the region and beyond! You’ll be in good hands with George’s walk-throughs and calling.

7:30 – lesson for those new to contra dancing
7:30 – fellowship, help with the lesson, help at check in
8:00 – The fun begins! (dance starts)

– 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

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Join our Facebook Group: Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers

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

Special Holiday Dance – Greensboro – The Ones Improper

Our Annual Fund-raiser is ongoing through December!

Remember to bring some holiday goodies or healthy snacks to share!
On December 16, Saturday at the Grange
we will deck the hall with boughs of holly (or other special things including lights) because it is our Special Holiday Dance! Bring some treats and other good things to share including your smile to lift up everyone with holiday cheer. Celebrate the season with us!

The Ones Improper will be doing some seasonal music along with their repertoire of Celtic, traditional, English and modern tunes as well as a few themes relating to a certain movie release  that happens the day before the dance with initials S.W.!

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.  You’ll hear penny whistle, sax, flute, fiddle, dulcimers, bodhran, guitars, banjo and mandolin during the evening!

Our caller, Jack Mitchell, comes from the Triangle and is well known wherever there are contra dancing halls throughout the eastern U.S. He ensures that dancers understand each dance before the music begins and will get us back on track when we forget or do silly things on the dance floor! 🙂

Lots of good parking at the Grange is now available!

7:30 – lesson for those new to contra dancing
7:30 – fellowship, help set out chairs, bring in  snacks, help with the lesson
8:00 – The holiday fun begins! (Dance starts)
At the break its snack time and waltzing

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 Clemmons -George Paul & Nic Coker

Our annual fund-raiser is ongoing through the end of December!

On December 5, Tuesday at Clemmons Civic Club we have an energetic band composed of two expert musicians – George Paul on keys and Nic Coker on fiddle – whom you’ve enjoyed in other well known bands.  George Paul’s fingers fly over the keys making jazzy and improvised chords and rhythms.  You get double the fun with new synergy thrown in!

Warren Doyle, one of our favorite callers from the Appalachian Mountains, will bring us flat-landers some jolly good dancing fun!

7:30 – Lesson time – for those new to contra dancing and those wanting to help with the lesson
8:00 – Dance begins

– 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 Clemmons – The Stuff with Cynthia Stewart calling

On November 21 at Clemmons “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!

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 repetoire of dances she enjoys that will make this a fun evening!.

No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
No experience necessary because this is:
– just for fun
– walking a pattern
– you’re told what to do ahead of time and as you dance
– other friendly people who have danced at least a few times will guide you when you need it 🙂

If you’re new though, you’ll probably have more fun if you attend the short lesson at 7:30 just before the dance.

Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle. Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.

General admission $9 (members $8)
Full time students (under 24) $6. (members $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

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.

 

At Clemmons – High Country Rollers with Dean Snipes calling

If you will coming to the Civic Club after 9pm, be aware that you will have to  come in a different way!  Here is a map and directions:
Detour Map and Directions for download

We eagerly anticipate dancing to the music of this four piece band on Tuesday, November 14 at Clemmons when we welcome back the High Country Rollers!

Let me introduce the band:

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 the Charlotte area and that is, none other than the original “Mighty Fine” caller, Dean Snipes!. We love him and enjoy his firm but thorough walk-throughs and witty sense of humor as he calls.

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

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.

 

 

 

NEW DANCE! – SUNDAY at Salem College-Eileen & Tim with Emily Rush

Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers in association with Salem College Contra Collaborators is proud to offer you this new, convenient dance location and time!

We premiere this dance on Sunday, November 5, beginning at 5:30pm with the free lesson, then dance from 6pm-9pm. We have a hot band and caller from the Triangle coming over for this premiere – Eileen Regan and Tim Smith of the well known Big Celtic Fun band along with a great caller who is popular throughout the region,  Emily Rush.

For out of town dancers, this Sunday early evening dance from 6pm -9pm offers you the chance to travel from other dance communities, yet still be home in time for sleep before your week begins. For Salem students, this is the ultimate in convenience and likewise is an early evening activity you can enjoy while not infringing on sleep time. Try it out!

– 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  “Salem College” exit
From Hwy 52 there is a new way to come in on the newly completed road.
(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

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!-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.

 

 

 

Deep Valley Drifters with George Segebade calling

Saturday, October 21 at The Guilford Grange in Greensboro, we once again welcome the multi-talented Deep Valley Drifters along with George Segebade calling!  At least half of them.  I’ve just been informed that Ted Ehrhard will not be able to play but instead we’ll have Bill Hicks who was the featured fiddler of the Red Clay Ramblers for many years!   It will be great to have a great fiddler from that famous band!

Maria Fairchild gets the piano rockin’ and also plays banjo  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!

George Segebade calls throughout the region as well as books the bands for our local dance and annual Feet Retreat dance weekend! “Mr. Feet Retreat” will make the evening fun with the many dances he has collected over the years. He is always happy to help new dancers understand how to do each dance so join in the fun with us!.

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.