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, 1/2 mile from 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.
April 14 - Balancing Act with Joy Greenwolfe calling
May 12 - Rip the Calico with Joy Greenwolfe calling
Last dance of the season! And, it's Rip the Calico, Saturday, May 12, 8 PM, playing for our contra dance at the Floyd Center for the Arts, second floor, with Joy Greenwolfe, Chapel Hill, NC, caller.
Rip the Calico puts a groove on, making dancing easy and fun: Alison Arnold, an ethnomusicologist at NC State, on flute; Gordon Arnold, an award-winning clawhammer banjo player, on banjo and cello; Mairead Brady on fiddle, playing a Dalla Costa replica made of French barnwood; and Tyler Johnson, an author, poet, and long-time dance musician holding forth on banjo, guitar, and mandolin.
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 7:35 before each 8 p.m. dance. 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.
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