Contra dances are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Center. Newcomer’s are welcome and no partner is required.
- A free Newcomers’ workshop is held from 6:45-7:15pm
- Dance from 7:30 to 10:30pm
- $6 members/students – $9 non-members – Youth 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.
|Jan-14-17||No Dance||No Dance|
|Jan-28-17||Brian Hamshar from Charlottesville||Go Figure from Charlottesville – Janet Muse on piano, Mike Dunn on fiddle|
|Feb-11-17||Gwyn Williams from Yorktown||Valentine Dance – Sweet Beets from Charlottesville – Paul Rosen: fiddle, John Leimgruber: bass, Aaron Lamb: percussion. Wear red and bring chocolate to share at the break|
|Feb-25-17||Will Martin from Charlottesville||Ricochet from Charlottesville – Rya Martin: piano, Walter Hojka: fiddle, Brian Hamshar: clarinet|
|Mar-11-17||5:30-7:00 Jeff Wagner from Richmond
Regular contra dance at 7:30-10:30 Ben Albrandt from Newport News
|Special dance 5:30 – 7:00 PM Waldorf School Family Dance – The Richmond Rounders from Richmond – traditional old-time mountain music featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass
Admission $5 individual $10 familyRegular contra dance 7:30 – 10:30 PM Saturday Night Contra Dance. Southern Engine 615 from Ashland – Tom Groseclose: fiddle, Bob Wadsworth: hammered dulcimer, Stuart Groseclose: guitar, Henry Hubbard: bass.
Regular admission prices apply. Newcomer’s workshop 6:45 – 7:15pm
|Mar-25-17||Tom Hinds from Charlottesville||WheelHouse from Staunton – Jim Harrington: accordion, Kathy Boyer: flute, whistles, Rya Martin: piano|
|Apr-7-8-9 2017||Gaye Fifer from Pennsylvania||Springforth Ball and Dance Weekend April 7-8-9, 2017
The Free Raisins from Boston
|Apr-22-17||Paul Rosen from Charlottesville||The Fiery Furnace String Band from Williamsburg – Bobby LaRose: keyboard, Aaron Albrecht: fiddle, Lynn Abbott: banjo, Myles Sullivan: guitar, Daniel Lantz: banjo, Marion Lerner: fiddle, Kimmy Turner: guitar|
|Maggie Muggins from Charlottesville – Bruce Carveth: fiddle, Judy Chaudet: banjo, Gill Giltinan: guitar, mandolin, Steve Gorman: guitar, mandolin, Sheila Scott: bass.|
|May-27-17|| NO DANCE
||Memorial Day weekend – Please remember all those who currently serve and have served our country|
|Jun-10-17||Caroline Barnes from Silver Spring, MD||Orion from Tidewater. Steve Suhring: fiddle, Ken Veazey: piano, Joe Healey: hammered dulcimer.|
|Jun-24-17||April Blum from Northern VA||Rhythmajig from Charlottesville. Jack Maus: piano, Michael Giordano: fiddle, Patti Reum: whistles/flute.|
|Jul-8-17||Paul Rosen from Charlottesville||Balancing Act from Staunton. Jim Harrington: accordion, Bill Wellington: guitar, banjo.|
|Jul-22-17||Gwyn Williams from Yorktown||Special Note: the LGRA pool is under repair, so we will not be swimming this year
Ricochet from Charlottesville – Rya Martin: piano, Walter Hojka: fiddle, Brian Hamshar: clarinet.
Dance 7:30-10:30 pm. Admission $6 members/students $9 non-members
|Aug-12-17||Jack Maus from Charlottesville||Unbowed from Harrisburg, PA. Henry Koretzky: mandolin, Jamie O’Brien: guitar.|
|Aug-26-17||Will Martin from Charlottesville||Wheelhouse from Staunton. Jim Harrington: accordion, Kathy Boyer: flute, whistles, clarinet, bagpipe, Rya Martin: piano.|
|Sep-9-17||Nicholas Smith from Richmond||MetroGnomes from Maryland. Bob Garber: clarinet, Mark Vidor: piano, McGregor Yatsevitch: fiddle.|
|Broadwater from Maryland – Andrew Broadwater: dulcimer, fiddle, recorder, steel drums, Janet Muse: piano; Ed VandenBosche: cello|
|Oct-14-17||Ben Allbrandt from Newport News||OBeX (Open Band Experience) organized by Steve Suhring
Interested musicians can contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Appreciation Night! Admission free for members/ $6 students $9 non-members
|Oct-28-17||No Dance||No Dance – go to the Charlottesville Fall Festival|
|Nov-11-17||Dean Snipes from North Carolina||Wheelhouse from Staunton. Jim Harrington: accordian; Kathy Boyer: flute, whistles, clarinet, pipes; Rya Martin: piano.
Join us for an open waltz to recorded music – 6-7 pm. No charge.
|Nov-25-17||Denise Lair from Charlottesville||Rhythmajigs from Charlottesville. Jack Maus: piano; Michael Giordano: fiddle, Patti Reum: whistles/flute.|
|Dec-9-17||Joy Greenwolfe from Durham, NC||Special Event – Snowflake Ball Dance
McKenzieMuse – Woody McKenzie:fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar; Marcia McKenzie: penny whistle, guitar, bodhran; Janet Muse: piano
Admission $9 members/students $12 non-members
|Dec-23-17|| No dance
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Booking: Contact Laura Duncan at 804-232-5136 or email@example.com
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