Welcome to Blue Ridge Country Dancers contra dance page. Here you'll find information about contra dancing in Floyd, VA, as well as the Blacksburg Contra Dance and the new Roanoke Contra Dance. Check out the link for all the latest Blacksburg info. It's not necessary to bring a partner, but we do insist on clean, soft-soled shoes. All dances are taught; beginners are welcome.
Blue Ridge Country Dancers sponsor the second Saturday contra dance in Floyd. Contra dancing is easy relaxed fun, and though the figures are done with a partner, singles are always welcome. Contra dancing is suitable for all ages, in fact the original form of the dance, such as the Virginia Reel, was a popular U.S. folk tradition from about 1830-1890.
We will be dancing at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 1/2 mile from the stoplight in Floyd on Rt 8 South. They are delighted to have us. We will be dancing in the community room. It is large enough, has a wood floor, nice lighting and ambiance, handicapped access, newly paved parking lot, and did I mention they really want us there!
Dance information: 540 489-1826.
November 7 (first Saturday) - Wheelhouse with Phoebe Williams calling
This month's Floyd Contra Dance is November 7th at 8 p.m., switching to the first Saturday (this month only) at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts. Contra dance, an original American folk tradition, is easy relaxed fun, always with live traditional music. The November contra dance band, WheelHouse from the Charlottesville area, includes 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. Our caller will be Phoebe Williams from Blacksburg.
Join us for the monthly Floyd contra dance at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 1/2 mile south of the stoplight in Floyd on Rt. 8 next to the Dodge dealership. The dance starts at 8 pm with a beginner lesson at 7:35 pm. Come as you are, wear soft flexible shoes for dancing and the caller will teach each dance. Come to dance or come to listen - no partner needed. Blue Ridge Country Dancers' contra dances are held in Floyd on the second Saturday of each month, through June, 2016. Dance admission is $8.00. Students with ID $6.50. Listener admission $5.00. For more information, visit us on Facebook.
December 12 - The McKenzies with Old Man Kelly calling
January 9 - Copious Notes with Linda Cooper calling
February 13 - Rhythmajig with Valerie Helburt calling
March 12 - Richochet with Brian Hamshar calling
April 9 - David DiGiuseppe and George Paul with Emily Rush calling
May 14 - Copius Notes with Joy Greenwolfe calling
June 11 - Big Celtic Fun with Gretchen Caldwell calling
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