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 – $10 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-12-19||Will Martin from Charlottesville||Happy Soles from Charlottesville. Beverly Seng: fiddle; Brian Hamshar: clarinet; Rya Martin: piano.|
|Jan-26-19||Tom Hinds from Charlottesville||Roundabout from Charlottesville. Janet Muse: piano; Mike Dunn: fiddle; Kathy Boyer: flute/clarinet; Tom Hinds: percussion.|
|Feb-09-19||Phoebe Williams from Williamsburg||Valentine Dance – Wildwood from Maryland. Joanne Murphy: hammered dulcimer, concertina, fiddle; Steve Bocian: mandolin, tenor banjo, octave mandolin; Pierce Crowell: guitar;Ed VandenBosche: cello, recorder.|
|Feb-23-19||Abigail Hobart from Washington DC||Engine 615 from Ashland. Tom Groseclose: fiddle; Henry Hubbard: bass; Bill Wadsworth: hammered dulcimer; Stuart Groseclose: guitar.|
|Rip the Calico from North Carolina. Alison Arnold: flute, whistle; Gordon Arnold: cello, banjo, guitar; Mairead Brady: fiddle; Tyler Johnson: guitar, banjo, mandolin.|
|Mar-23-19||Brian Hamshar from Charlottesville||Special Event- Atlantic Crossing from Vermont. Viveka Fox: fiddle, bodhran, djembe; Peter McFarlane: fiddle, low whistles, mandolin, feet, vocals; Rick Klein: guitar, vocals. Admission $9 members/students $12 non-members|
|Apr-12-13-14 2019||Seth Tepfer, from Atlanta, Georgia||Springforth Ball and Dance Weekend April 12-13-14, 2019
Cloud Ten from New England. Cedar Stanistreet: fiddle, Donal Sheets: guitar, Guillaum Sparrow-Pepin: accordion & piano.
Online Registration will begin January 2019
|Apr-27-19||Denise Lair from Charlottesville||Fiery Furnace String Band from Williamsburg. Waverly Garner:fiddle; Victoria Gum: guitar; Daniel Lantz: banjo; Bobby LaRose: piano; Myles Sullivan: guitar.|
|May-11-19||TBA||Brambleberry from Virginia & Maryland. Bob Garber: clarinet; Chelle Fulk: fiddle; piano: Diane Sorenson: piano.|
|May-25-19||NO DANCE||Memorial Day weekend – Please remember all those who currently serve and have served our country|
|Jun-08-19||TBA||Wheelhouse from Staunton. Jim Harrington: accordion; Kathy Boyer: flute & other wind instruments; Rya Martin: piano.|
|Jun-22-19||Kelsey Hartman from San Francisco||The Nettles from Corvallis, OR. Laura Brophy: fiddle; Kevin Johnsrude: guitar; Michael Proctor: bass.|
|Jul-13-19||Quera Crain from New England||The Long Pond Rounders from New England. Jonah Sidman: fiddle; Corey Walters: flute, mandolin; Michael Friedman: piano; Ness Smith-Savedoff: percussion; Ross Harris: sax, guitar.|
|Jul-27-19||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 $13 non-members
|Aug-10-19||Brian Hamshar from Palmyra||Ricochet from Charlottesville. Rya Martin: piano, Walter Hojka: fiddle.|
|Aug-24-19||TBA||Fiery Furnace String Band from Williamsburg. Waverly Garner:fiddle; Victoria Gum: guitar; Daniel Lantz: banjo; Bobby LaRose: piano; Myles Sullivan: guitar.|
|Sep-28-19||TBA||Go Figure from Charlottesville. Janet Muse: piano; Mike Dunn: fiddle.|
|Oct-19-19||TBA||Member Appreciation Night
Balancing Act from Staunton. Jim Harrington: accordion, Bill Wellington: guitar, banjo.
Admission free for members/ $6 students $10 non-members
|Oct-26-19||No Dance||No Dance – go to the Charlottesville Fall Festival|
|Dec-14-19||TBA||Special Event – Snowflake Ball Dance
McKenzieMuse from Virginia. Woody McKenzie: fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar; Marcia McKenzie: banjo, guitar, penny whistle, bodhran; Janet Muse: piano.
Admission $9 members/students $13 non-members
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