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-13-18||Will Martin from Charlottesville||Ricochet from Charlottesville. Rya Martin: piano, Walther Hojka: fiddle, Brian Hamshar: clarinet.
Join us for open waltzes to recorded music from 6-7pm.
|Jan-27-18||Paul Rosen from Charlottesville||Fiery Furnace Band from Williamsburg. Lynn Abbott: banjo; Sean Franco: fiddle, banjo, guitar; Waverly Garner: fiddle; Victoria Gum: guitar; Daniel Lantz: banjo; Bobby LaRose: piano; Myles Sullivan: guitar; Kim Turner: guitar.|
|Feb-10-18||Jack Maus from Charlottesville||Valentine Dance – Rip the Calico from North Carolina. Tyler Johnson: guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin; Alison Arnold: flute & whistles; Gordon Arnold: cello & claw hammer banjo, Mairead Brady: fiddle. And bring chocolate to share at the break|
|Cloud Ten from New England- Cedar Stanistreet: fiddle, Donal Sheets: guitar, Guillaum Sparrow-Pepin: accordian & piano|
| Rhythmajigs from Charlottesville. Jack Maus: piano; Michael Giordano: fiddle; Pattie Reum: whistles/flute.
Join us for open waltzing to recorded music from 6-7pm.
|Mar-24-18||Bill Wellington from Staunton||Wheelhouse from Staunton. Jim Harrington: accordion; Kathy Boyer: flute & other wind instruments; Rya Martin: piano.|
|Apr-13-14-15 2018||Cis Hinkle, Atlanta, Georgia||Springforth Ball and Dance Weekend April 13-14-15, 2018
Pete’s Posse from Vermont. Pete Sutherland: fiddle, piano, banjo & melodica. Tristan Henderson: guitar, mandolin, jaw harp. Oliver Scanlon: fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion.
Online Registration will begin January 2018
|Apr-28-18||Emily Abel from North Carolina||Chimney Swift from MA. Zoe Madonna: accordion; Cecile Leroy: cello; Daniel Raine (aka Daniel Ley): cittern; Yaron Shragai: percussion, recorder, whistles.|
|May-12-18||TBA||Go Figure from Charlotteville. Mike Dunn: fiddle; Janet Muse: piano.
Join us for waltzing before the contra dance.
||Memorial Day weekend – Please remember all those who currently serve and have served our country|
|Jun-2-18**||Brian Hamshar from Charlottesville||**Note the Date Change for a special out-of-town band: Dave Langford(of Latter Day Lizards): fiddle; Glen Loper (of Rumblestrip): mandolin, tenor banjo; Bethany Waickman (of Anadama): guitar|
|Jun-23-18||Joy Greenwolfe from Durham, NC||The McKenzies from Lynchburg. Woody McKenzie; various strings; Marcia McKenzie: banjo, piano, whistle, guitar, bodhran.|
|Jul-28-18||TBA||Special Event- Balance and Swim
TBA Dance 7:30-10:30 pm. Pool open 8:30-10:30 pm. Bring swimsuit and towel. Admission $9 members/students $12 non-members
|Aug-11-18||TBA||Gotham Carnival from New York City. Joe De Paolo: percussion,
Dominique Gagne: flute, Julia Hartman: fiddle, Jean Monroe: piano
|Oct-06-18**||TBA||Member Appreciation Night
**Note the Date Change this dance is being held on the first Saturday of October
Admission free for members/ $6 students $9 non-members
|Oct-27-18||No Dance||No Dance – go to the Charlottesville Fall Festival|
|Dec-8-18||TBA||Special Event – Snowflake Ball Dance
Admission $9 members/students $12 non-members
|Dec-22-18||No Dance||No Dance|
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Booking: Contact Laura Duncan at 804-232-5136 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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