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 of the stoplight in Floyd on Rt 8 South. We will be dancing in the community room on the second floor.
Dance information: 540 489-1826.
Our Schedule and Directions: Note - new times. 6:35 pm Beginners Workshop, 7:00 - 10:00 pm Dance
September 8 - Ricochet with Chris Youngblod calling
October 13 - Earl White String Band playing with Stephanie Marie calling
November 10 - Celtic Fun with Valerie Helbert calling
Catch the fun on Saturday, November 10, with Celtic Fun, a dance duo from Chapel Hill, NC, and dance caller Valerie Helbert, for the monthly Floyd Contra Dance at Floyd Center for the Arts, 7-10 pm (note new time). Give contra dance a whirl with this adventurous NC band, a hall full of friendly dancers, and the magic of this long-standing community event.
Celtic Fun provides rollicking Irish rhythms and traditional dance music from New England and Canada. The band is from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area and has Eileen Regan on fiddle and vocals, and Tim Smith on piano, flute, tin whistle and English concertina--a combo with more than enough spark and energy to keep the dance fun going for an entire evening.
North Carolina caller Valerie Helbert leads contra dances and workshops throughout the region and is known for her ability to teach dance steps and contra moves with clear ease. She'll teach a beginner lesson before the dance at 6:35.
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’s 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 student ID. Come to dance or come to listen--no partner needed.
December 8 - The McKenzies with Gwyn Williams calling
January 12 - Star-Front Property (Matthew Livingston) with Bill Wellington calling
February 9 - Gypsy Stars with Jack Mitchel calling
March 9 - Balancing Act with Warren Doyle calling
April 13 - Rhythmajigs with Joy Greenwolfe calling
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