Contra dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Center. Beginners are welcome and no partner is required.
- A free Newcomers’ workshop is held from 7:15-7:45pm
- Dance from 8:00 to 11:00pm
- $6 members/students $9 non-members Youths 12 and under admitted free! unless noted otherwise.
Help us to care for our floor; please wear soft-soled shoes.
Hosts are needed for dances. It is not hard, we will help you and HOSTS GET IN FREE! Click
here for more information. If you can host a dance, talk to any board
member at the dance.
|Jun-13-15||Will Mentor from New England||Nova Band from New England – Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordion & piano and Everest Witman on guitar & feet|
|Jun-27-15||Jerome Grisantifrom Missouri||Open Band eXperience (OBeX) w/ Steve Suhringwant to join in? – contact Suhring@jlab.org|
|Jul-11-15||Chuck Abell from New York||AP & the Banty Roostersfrom MD– Andy Porter (fiddle), Mark Lynch (mandolin, banjo), Arte Abrams (bass), Joe Langley on guitar|
|Jul-25-15||Caroline Barnes from Northern VA||Special event – Balance & Swim
Toss the Possum from Blacksburg– Laura Zisette on piano and Rob Zisette on fiddle and loop machine
Dance 8-11:30 pm. Pool open 9-10:45 pm, bring swimsuit and towel.
Admission $9 members/students
|Aug-08-15||Brian Hamshar from Charlottesville||Wheelhouse from Staunton– Jim Harrington on accordion, Kathy Hawkins on flute & whistles, Rya Martin on piano|
|Aug-22-15||Gaye Fifer from Pennsylvania||Ricochet from Charlottesville– Rya Martin on keyboard, Walter Hojka on fiddle|
|Sep-12-15||Nicholas Smith from Richmond||Go Figure from Charlottesville– Mike Dunn on fiddle, Janet Muse on piano|
|Sep-26-15||Delaura Padovan from King George County||PHD from King George County– Steve Hickman on fiddle, John Devine on Guitar|
|Oct-10-15||Tom Hinds from Charlottesville||Member Appreciation Night
Dead Sea Squirrels from New England – Cathy Mason: fiddle, Craig Edwards: fiddle, Henry Yoshimura: guitar. Admission free for members, $6 for students, $9 non-members
|Oct-24-15||No dance||Gone to the Charlottesville Fall Festival|
|Oct-31-15||Denise Lair from Charlottesville
||Special Event – Halloween Dance
In Wildness… from Charlottesville – TJ Johnson: mandolin, Jim Morrison: fiddle, Sue Read: piano.Admission $8 members/students $11 non-members
|Nov-14-15||Joy Greenwolfe from North Carolina
||Orion from Tidewater– Joe Healy: banjo, Bill Hunt: guitar, Steve Suhring: fiddle, Ken Veazy: piano.|
|Nov-28-15||Ben Allbrandt from Newport News
||Avant Gardeners from Charlottsville – Janet Muse: piano, Laura Light: fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer: tabla.|
|Dec-12-15||Warren Doyle from Tennessee||Special event – Snowflake Ball
The Time Flies from Staunton – Bill Wellington: fiddle, TJ Crowe: mandolin, Lynne Mackay: piano.
Dress up for this dance. Refreshments.
Admission $8 members/students, $11 non-members
|Dec-26-15|| No dance – Holidays
||Next dance January 9, 2016|
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Booking: Contact Ted McGarry at 804-218-1238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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