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.
The Floyd Contra Dance welcomes Wheelhouse, a Celtic-inspired Charlottesville band, for the Saturday, October 14, community contra dance at the Floyd Center for the Arts, second floor, 8 p.m. Traditional dance set to live music is easy relaxed fun for all ages. Our caller, Will Martin from Charlottesville, brings an excellent dance mix and puts an extra spin on dance figures from the stage.
Wheelhouse has Jim Harrington on accordion, Kathy Boyer on flute, and Rya Martin on keyboard. They play a lively mix of upbeat French-Canadian, Irish, and New England style music, with a few surprise tunes thrown in for fun.
Join the fun! Start with a beginner lesson at 7:35 and dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m at the Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, second floor. Beginners and experienced dancers, all ages, are welcome; 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.
November 11 - Go Figure with Jack Maus calling
December 9 - Rhythmajigs with Valerie Helbert calling
January 13 - Steve Kemble and George Paul with Jack Mitchell calling
February 10 - The McKenzies with Chris Youngblood calling
March 10 - Richochet with Will Martin calling
April 14 - Balancing Act with Terry Doyle calling
May 12 - Rip the Calico with Joy Greenwolfe calling
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