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Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops
January 1, 2017 — December 30, 2017

Time:
Admission:

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Beginner Contra & Square Dance Weekly Series

Free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to live music. Held almost every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Keith House. Check our homepage for the current weekly schedule. Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Please arrive promptly at 7:00 pm.

NOTE: No Tuesday Night dances on Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, or Dec. 26

Read more about dancing at the Folk School and other regional dances.

Download our Community Dance Poster


January 1, 2017 — December 30, 2017

Time:
Admission:

8 - 10:30 pm
Admission: $7
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


English Country Dance Series

Like a contra dance, each English Country dance is made up of short, fun, easy-to-learn figures. What really sets it apart is the music. It can be slow and elegant (dance like a Queen!) or quick and lively (dance like a Duke!) There is a definite air of sophistication and romance. More ballroom. Less barn.

The dances are held in the historic Keith House, with its beautiful wood floor, from 8pm until 10:30pm. The first half of the evening consists of easy dances suitable for everyone, and all the figures will be taught. If you are a beginner and want to learn what English Country dancing is all about, be sure to come to the first half. The second half will include slightly more challenging dances for those with more dance experience."

Caller: Carl Dreher & Bob Dalsemer
Violin and piano music by Margie McDonald and Gretchen Wurth

TIME: 8 - 10:30pm
ADMISSION: $7
LOCATION: Keith House, Community Room

2017 DATES:
Jan 14
Feb 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 19
September 16
October 14
November 11
December 9


June 3, 2017

Time:
Admission:

8:00-11:00 p.m.
Admission:
Adults $7
Ages 12-18 $4
Under 12 $3
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Contra Dance with Chrissy Davis-Camp and Beside the Point

Chrissy Davis-Camp from Bell Buckle, TN has been a popular caller throughout the southeast and mid-west for more than 20 years. She is known for her clear teaching and large,excellent repertoire of contras, squares and circles.

Beside the Point includes band members Stven Carlberg (piano), Bob Kirkman (fiddle) and Nathalie Levine (fiddle). Their unstoppable double fiddling, all held down by solid rhythmic backup will have you jumping out of your seats for the next dance.


June 17, 2017

Time:
Admission:

8:00-11:00 pm
Admission:
Adults $7
Ages 12-18 $4
Under 12 $3
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Contra & Square Dance with Jesse Edgerton and Boomchuck

Jesse Edgerton, originally of Asheville, NC, is a hot young dance caller on the scene. He is known to call "bodacious" contra dances enjoyed by young and old.

Boom Chuck is one of Asheville's hottest contra dance bands featuring Laurie Fisher (fiddle), Nic Coker (guitar) and Geraud Barralon (bass).


July 1, 2017

Time:
Admission:

8:00-11:00 p.m.
Admission:
Adults $7
Ages 12-18 $4
Under 12 $3
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Contra & Square Dance with Charlotte Crittenden and Turnip the Beet

Charlotte Crittenden is fast becoming a popular regional caller who has recently called at Old Farmer's Ball, River Falls, Grey Eagle, Chattanooga and Sautee. Her enthusiasm is contagious!

Turnip the Beet is a dance band duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Rooted in the traditions of Southern Appalachia and their local contra dances, Kelsey Wells and Jeremy Lekich combine fiddle, banjo, guitar, percussion, and the occasional mbira in an innovative and jubilant musical harvest. Expect to hear an organic mix of eclectic tunes from the American South, Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia, as well as a half-bushel of grooving, homegrown originals.

Turnip the Beet is Kelsey Wells – fiddle, banjo, mbira, feet, vocals,
and Jeremy Lekich – guitar, octave mandolin, djembe, vocals.

https://turnipthebeetmusic.com

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