Welcome to Blue Ridge Country Dancers contra dance page with information and scheduling for our Floyd contra dances. It's not necessary to bring a partner, but we do insist on clean, soft-soled shoes. All dances are taught; beginners are welcome. The caller will conduct a beginner's workshop before the dance.
Blue Ridge Country Dancers sponsor the second Saturday contra dance in Floyd at the Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, Va - 1/2 mile south of the stoplight in Floyd on Rt 8 South. This is the big, barn building on the right just past the car dealership. We will be dancing on the oak dance floor in the community room on the second floor.
Dance information: 540 489-1826.
Due to uncertainty regarding COVID-19, contra dancing in Floyd is still uncertain.
We know you love to dance. So do we who organize the Floyd Contra Dance – and we are hoping to have another dance soon. Having a dance DOES require musicians, callers, volunteers (advisory committee), and enough dancers that the dance pays for itself. To help us see where we stand and how to move forward, we'd appreciate it if you would fill out this questionnaire:
The Floyd contra advisory committee is taking guidance from two public health websites: CDC covid data tracker and Floyd County covid data
If these sites show our area as green, we plan to dance freely.
If they report area conditions as yellow, we plan to dance but require masks.
If transmission in the area is reported red, we will not dance.
Should the sites not agree we will confer, make a prudent decision, and report it to you.
In any event we will require dancers to have vaccinations and at least one booster. If you have been vaccinated and want to dance, and have not done this already, please send a copy of your vaccination information to email@example.com .
We hope our next dance will be held November 12, the second Saturday.
Thank you all for your interest and support. We look forward to dancing with you soon.
November 12 - band and caller to be announced
December - May: check back for new updates.
Treat yourself to an evening of easy, relaxed fun with lots of smiles and live music. All dance figures are taught by the caller, and there is a free lesson at 6:35 pm before the dance which runs from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Beginners and experienced dancers, all ages, welcome. Come alone or with a partner; dress is casual and soft-soled shoes that glide work best. Admission is $8.00; $6.50 with student ID; listener admission - $5.00. Come to dance or come to listen--no partner needed.
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