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Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops
December 31, 2018 — December 30, 2019

Time:
Admission:

7:30 - 10:00 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 7:30 pm until 10:00pm. 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."

Callers: Carl Dreher & Bob Dalsemer
Violin and piano music by Margie McDonald & Gretchen Mims

TIME: 7:30 - 10:00pm
ADMISSION: $7
LOCATION: Keith House, Community Room

2019 DATES:
January 19
February 16
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 22
July 27
August 17
September 14
October 12
November 16
No dance in December


December 31, 2018 — December 29, 2019

Time:
Admission:

7-8 pm
Free Admission
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Tuesday Night Contra & Square Dances

Come dance with us almost every Tuesday night of the year!

Contra & Square dancing from 7-8pm in the Community Room of Keith House with a dance caller and live music. Free Admission and open to the public. An especially friendly and approachable evening for beginners.


July 20, 2019

Time:
Admission:

8:00 -11:00
Admission:
Adults $7
Ages 10-18 $5
Under 10 Free Admission
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


CONTRA DANCE W/ Bob Dalsemer & PB&J

Bob Dalsemer has taught and called traditional contras and squares throughout the country for nearly 40 years. For the past decade he has been principal instructor at the annual Mountain Folk Festival in Berea, KY and is the former Music & Dance Coordinator for the John C. Campbell Folk School

PB&J (Pan and Brett Riggs and Jenny Monfore) Playing for dances is Brett and Pan's favorite pastime, and they are thrilled to be the bread and peanut butter of this new band. They have been playing music together since they were teenagers and have played for dances in a dozen different states and parts of Georgia too. Jenny is originally from out west and has been playing for nine years, living in different regions of the country, picking up tunes wherever she goes.


August 10, 2019

Time:
Admission:

8:00 -11:00
Admission:
Adults $7
Ages 10-18 $5
Under 10 Free Admission
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Contra Dance W/ Scott Russell & Blue Eyed Girl

Scott Russell has been a significant caller, musician and organizer on the Atlanta contra dance scene for many years. He's featured in the Learn to Contra Dance series on Youtube.

Blue Eyed Girl is a dynamic group of three young women whose roots are deep in traditional music and dance. Their high-energy dance numbers, sweet Appalachian vocal arrangements, and old-time rhythmic flair draw from the music passed down to them from their families.

Pearl Shirley grew up in Black Mountain, NC, soaking up traditional Appalachian music and dance from her two fiddling parents. She picked up a tiny violin at age 5, and since then has fiddled her way through hundreds of foot-stomping contra dances and folk concerts.

Laurel Willoughby grew up right along side Pearl in Black Mountain, NC with musical parents as well. Laurel and Pearl started singing old-style harmonies together at a very young age which has resulted in a wonderfully seasoned sound now that they are grown. She plays stand-up bass and is known for her versions of old favorites like "Your Cheatin' Heart"

Annie Fain Barralon was raised in Cherokee County, NC, where as a small child she often fell asleep under the piano at the John C. Campbell Folk School while her parents played for square dances. She is the former Music & Dance Coordinator for the Folk School and teaches banjo, book arts, clogging and French Bal Folk Dance workshops.


August 24, 2019

Time:
Admission:

8:00-11:00 p.m.
Admission:
Adults $7
Ages 10-18 $5
Under 10 Free Admission
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Contra & Square Dance with Phil Jamison & Hoot and Hollar

The New Southern Ramblers are an old-time stringband who play hard driving Southern Appalachian music.

Hoot & Holler are the sum of two parts: guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey. After spending the better part of 2016 living in a camper van while playing shows across the country, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. 

Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching early in the evening.

https://www.hootandhollermusic.com

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