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 at the Sun Music Hall in downtown 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.
Dance information: 540 489-1826.
April 13 - Big Celtic Fun with Linda Cooper calling.
Big Celtic Fun provides rollicking Irish rhythms and traditional dance music from New England and Canada. The band hails from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area and has Eileen Regan on fiddle and vocals, Tim Smith on piano, flute, tin whistle and English concertina, and Drew Pilant on percussion--a combo with more than enough spark and energy to keep the dance fun going for an entire evening. 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.
Join us for the monthly Floyd contra dance at Sun Music Hall, Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust St., Floyd. The dance starts at 8 p.m. with a beginner lesson at 7:35. 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, 2013. Dance admission is $8.00. Students with ID $6.50. Listener admission $5.00. For more information, visit us on Facebook or at Floyd Contra Dance.
Some pictures from the April 2012 dance:
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