North Carolina
Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz
Schedule

This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances (but not Modern Western Square Dances), traditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in North Carolina including dance camps and weekends along with other events in North Carolina which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.

Note: No current notes.

April 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Floorplay (Aaron Lamb, Rya Martin, Paul Rosen); Note:

Monday, April 21, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Dean Snipes; Band(s)/Musician(s): Eat More Chicken; Note:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Dance Series: Clemmons - Fiddle and Bow Location: Clemmons Caller(s): Jack Mitchell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Floorplay; Note:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): Local Callers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Out on the Ocean; Note:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  Dance Series: Raleigh - North Carolina State University Location: Raleigh Caller(s): George Segebade; Band(s)/Musician(s): Big Celtic Fun; Note: Dance is on a Wednesday; Location: TalLey Ballroom; lesson at 6:30pm, dance from 7pm to 10pm

Thursday, April 24, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Cranberry Rock (Scott Dixson, David Lynch, Volley McKenzie, Beth Molaro, Joy Moser); Note:

Thursday, April 24, 2014  Dance Series: MerleFest Location: Wilkesboro Caller(s): Glenn Bannerman and Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Zephyr Lightning Bolts; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; pre-register in advance for savings; event ends on April 27, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Squares - Toyboat Location: Asheville Caller(s): Phil Jamison and Sally Morgan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Snake Den Serenaders; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Dance Romance Location: Danbury Caller(s): Kathy Anderson and Adina Gordon; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Ivory Brothers (David DiGuiseppe, George Paul, Jim Roberts) and The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) w/Sam Bartlett; Note: Dance weekend; event ends on April 27, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: MerleFest Location: Wilkesboro Caller(s): Glenn Bannerman and Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Zephyr Lightning Bolts; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; pre-register in advance for savings; event ends on April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Habitat for Humanity Benefit Location: Asheville Caller(s): Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): Good & Plenty; Note: Tickets start at $60

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - 4th Saturday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Charlotte Crittenden; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flying the Tune (June Avincula, Lew Gelfond); Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Dance Romance Location: Danbury Caller(s): Kathy Anderson and Adina Gordon; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Ivory Brothers (David DiGuiseppe, George Paul, Jim Roberts) and The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) w/Sam Bartlett; Note: Dance weekend; event ends on April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: MerleFest Location: Wilkesboro Caller(s): Glenn Bannerman and Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Zephyr Lightning Bolts; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; pre-register in advance for savings; event ends on April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Clemmons - Civic Club Location: Clemmons Caller(s): Will Martin; Band(s)/Musician(s): Claytonic, Nic Coker and Karen Gaughan and The Electric Camel Contra Players; Note: Mix of live and recorded music; 6pm Doors Open: 6:10pm Newcomer Welcome Session 6:30pm Rowdy Contra Dance!; Admission: Sliding Scale donation $0-15, suggested $8 general, $5 students, first time free!

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Dance Romance Location: Danbury Caller(s): Kathy Anderson and Adina Gordon; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Ivory Brothers (David DiGuiseppe, George Paul, Jim Roberts) and The Stringrays (Stuart Kenney, Rodney Miller, Max Newman) w/Sam Bartlett; Note: Dance weekend; event ends on April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: MerleFest Location: Wilkesboro Caller(s): Glenn Bannerman and Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Zephyr Lightning Bolts; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; pre-register in advance for savings; event ends on April 27, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Rodney Sutton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Euphoria String Band (Bob Kogut and friends); Note:

Monday, April 28, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Stephanie Marie; Band(s)/Musician(s): Austin and Luke; Note:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Dance Series: Clemmons - Fiddle and Bow Location: Clemmons Caller(s): Emily Abel; Band(s)/Musician(s): Reel Shady; Note:

May 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014  Dance Series: Apex Location: Apex Caller(s): Connie Carringer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Pete Campbell and David DiGiuseppe; Note: Family dance; dance is on a Thursday

Thursday, May 1, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Squares - Cork & Keg Location: Asheville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, May 1, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Bob Green; Band(s)/Musician(s): May Daze (Martha Edwards, Karen Gaughan, Pam Stoll); Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Carrboro - 1st Saturday Location: Carrboro Caller(s): Valerie Helbert; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contrazz; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Greensboro - Contra - Rowdy Location: Greensboro Caller(s): Connie Carringer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rip the Calico (Alison Arnold, Gordon Arnold, Tyler Johnson, James McCann); Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): Terry Stefan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sobol and McKaken; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): David Glick; Band(s)/Musician(s): Big Celtic Fun; Note:

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Waltz - Orange Peel Location: Asheville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Owen Cauley and Lory McClimans; Note:

Monday, May 5, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Lindsay Morris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flying the Tune (June Avincula, Lew Gelfond); Note:

Monday, May 5, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Gretchen Caldwell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contrapposto (Al Dulin, Mary Fluke, Buddy McManus, Henry Trexler, Ed Wielunski); Note:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014  Dance Series: Clemmons - Fiddle and Bow Location: Clemmons Caller(s): Joy Greenwolfe; Band(s)/Musician(s): Footloose Trio; Note: Location: Bryant Hall Gym at Salem College, Winston-Salem; $8.00 Admission • $5.00 Full time students • $3.00 Salem Students

Thursday, May 8, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Spring Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): DJ Jor-D, Perpetual e-Motion, Rushfest and Wild Asparagus; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on May 11, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wild Asparagus (David Cantieni, George Marshall, Ann Percival, Becky Tracy) w/Corey DiMario; Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Spring Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): DJ Jor-D, Perpetual e-Motion, Rushfest and Wild Asparagus; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on May 11, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Carrboro - 2nd Friday Location: Carrboro Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Elftones (Roger Gold, Mara Shea); Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Elkin - Valley Fiddlers By the River Location: Elkin Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Friday night dance; Saturday day-long performances; event ends on May 10, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Elkin - Foothills Arts Council Location: Elkin Caller(s): Emily Abel and Valerie Helbert; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Bridge Makers (Noel Blackmon, Christian Lopez, Russell McCumber); Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Spring Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): DJ Jor-D, Perpetual e-Motion, Rushfest and Wild Asparagus; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on May 11, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Saturday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Charlotte Crittenden; Band(s)/Musician(s): Firefly (Barbara Davis, Pearl Mueller, Julia Weatherford, Laurel Willoughby); Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Elkin - Valley Fiddlers By the River Location: Elkin Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Friday night dance; Saturday day-long performances; event ends on May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Saluda - Blue Ridge Contra Dancers Location: Saluda Caller(s): Jack Mitchell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Blue Ridge Rounders (Amy Buckingham, Bob Buckingham, Alan Dillman, Becky Osteen); Note:

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Spring Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): DJ Jor-D, Perpetual e-Motion, Rushfest and Wild Asparagus; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on May 11, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Terry Doyle; Band(s)/Musician(s): Perpetual e-Motion (John Coté, Ed Howe); Note:

Monday, May 12, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Dean Snipes; Band(s)/Musician(s): Spinning Wheel (Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan); Note:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): Local Callers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Out on the Ocean; Note:

Thursday, May 15, 2014  Dance Series: Clemmons - Civic Club Location: Clemmons Caller(s): Phoebe Williams; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Ivory Boys (David DiGuiseppe, George Paul, Jim Roberts); Note:

Thursday, May 15, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Phil Jamison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Warren Wilson College Band; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Carrboro - 3rd Friday Location: Carrboro Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Denton - Squares Location: Denton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Waltz Location: Durham Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Greensboro Location: Greensboro Caller(s): Connie Carringer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Tickle, Scratch and Groove (Shawn Brenneman, Matt Labarge, Jonathan Thielen); Note:

Monday, May 19, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): John Combs; Band(s)/Musician(s): Crooked Pine (Craig Bannerman, Marion Boatwright, Troy Harrison, Frank McConnell); Note:

Monday, May 19, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Lesly Bowers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contra Culture; Note:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Waltz Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Lisa Faryadi and Buddy McManus; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, May 22, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Special Location: Durham Caller(s): George Marshall and Tim Van Egmond; Band(s)/Musician(s): Swallowtail (David Cantieni, Ron Grosslein, George Marshall, Timm Triplett, Tim van Egmond); Note: Special Thursday night dance

Thursday, May 22, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Laurie Fisher; Band(s)/Musician(s): Euphoria String Band; Note: This dance will be held at the Pavilion at Warren Wilson College.

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - 4th Friday Location: Durham Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Saturday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Janet Shepherd; Band(s)/Musician(s): Morning Coffee (Diane Baker, Jeff Baker, David Cohen); Note:

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Leicester - Randall Glen Contrafest Location: Leicester Caller(s): Barbara Groh and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): Boom Chuck, Good & Plenty and The Dancing Bears; Note: One-day dance festival plus a wide range of other events

Monday, May 26, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): AnneMarie Walter; Band(s)/Musician(s): Boom Chuck (Nic Coker, Rick Cooper, Laurie Fisher); Note:

Monday, May 26, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Stephanie Marie; Band(s)/Musician(s): Whiplash (Glen Alexander, Rick Bolen); Note:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): Local Callers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Out on the Ocean; Note:

Thursday, May 29, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Coffee Zombies (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas); Note:

Friday, May 30, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - 5th Friday Location: Durham Caller(s): Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Coffee Zombies (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas); Note:

June 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Darlene Underwood; Band(s)/Musician(s): Coffee Zombies (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas); Note:

Monday, June 2, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Gretchen Caldwell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wes Maluk and David White; Note:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, June 5, 2014  Dance Series: Apex Location: Apex Caller(s): Connie Carringer; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Family dance; dance is on a Thursday

Thursday, June 5, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Larry Unger and friends; Note:

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Saturday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Vicki Herndon; Band(s)/Musician(s): Laurie Fisher and friends; Note:

Saturday, June 7, 2014  Dance Series: Carrboro - 1st Saturday Location: Carrboro Caller(s): Keith Tuxhorn; Band(s)/Musician(s): Footloose; Note:

Sunday, June 8, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Tavi Merrill; Band(s)/Musician(s): Expresso (Jeff Baker, Steve Kemble, Paul Moore); Note:

Monday, June 9, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Dean Snipes; Band(s)/Musician(s): Eat More Chicken; Note:

Monday, June 9, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): George Marshall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Maivish (Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel); Note:

Friday, June 13, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014  Dance Series: Summer Soireé Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Hank Morris and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): ContraForce and The Mean Lids; Note: Three-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Bluff Mountain Festival Location: Hot Springs Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: One day mostly music festival; square dance in the evening

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week Location: Mars Hill Caller(s): Michael Ismerio; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kellie Allen, Billy Cornette, Hilary Dirlam, Rhonda Gouge, Wayne Henderson, Adam Hurt, Michael Ismerio, Carl Jones, Mick Kinney, Walt Koken, Clare Milliner, Robby Robertson, Emily Schaad, Kari Sickenberger, Betty Vornbrock, Beverly Smith, Mac Traynham, Bill West, Helen White and Margaret Wright; Note: Week long music (mostly) with some dancing camp; register in advance; week ends on June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Saluda - Blue Ridge Contra Dancers Location: Saluda Caller(s): Lindsay Morris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Inexplicabillies (Wes Maluk, Joel McConnel, David White); Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Summer Soireé Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Hank Morris and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): ContraForce and The Mean Lids; Note: Three-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): Dean Snipes; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bare Knuckle Quartet (Thom Claire, Laurie Fisher, Dave Polechko, Connell Sanderson); Note:

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014  Dance Series: Summer Soireé Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Hank Morris and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): ContraForce and The Mean Lids; Note: Three-day dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on June 15, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): Mean Lids (Miriam Larson, Ben Smith, Matt Turino); Note:

Monday, June 16, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Lesly Bowers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contrapposto (Al Dulin, Mary Fluke, Buddy McManus, Henry Trexler, Ed Wielunski); Note:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Waltz Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Lisa Faryadi and Buddy McManus; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Ken Gall; Band(s)/Musician(s): Entwyned (Twy Bethard, John Paolillo); Note:

Friday, June 20, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer and Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Week long workshop; register in advance; events ends on June 21, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Callers - Day Dances Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Callers from Dance Callers' Week; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Special day dances using students from the callers' workshop; register in advance; event ends on June 21, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Saturday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Diane Silver; Band(s)/Musician(s): John Devine and Steve Hickman; Note:

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Denton - Squares Location: Denton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Greensboro Location: Greensboro Caller(s): Numerous; Band(s)/Musician(s): Reel Shady; Note: MS Benefit Dance - $10 suggested donation goes to National MS Society

Monday, June 23, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Beth Molaro; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contraversial (David Brown and Cailen Campbell); Note:

Monday, June 23, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Gretchen Caldwell; Band(s)/Musician(s): Spinning Wheel (Nic Coker, Karen Gaughan); Note:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, June 26, 2014  Dance Series: Old Farmers' Ball Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): Lindsay Morris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Inexplicabillies (Wes Maluk, Joel McConnel, David White); Note:

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: Elk Park - Cool Mountain Contra Location: Elk Park Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand and TBA; Note: Dance weekend; event ends on June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Elk Park - Cool Mountain Contra Location: Elk Park Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand and TBA; Note: Dance weekend; event ends on June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014  Dance Series: Elk Park - Cool Mountain Contra Location: Elk Park Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand and TBA; Note: Dance weekend; event ends on June 29, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014  Dance Series: Grey Eagle Location: Asheville Caller(s): Barbara Groh; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dancing Bears (John Culp, Lew Gelfond, Mark Langner); Note:

Monday, June 30, 2014  Dance Series: Charlotte - Monday Location: Charlotte Caller(s): Dean Snipes; Band(s)/Musician(s): Austin and Lake; Note:

July 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 4, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Festival for the Eno (squares) Location: Durham Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend festival including one square dance; event ends on July 5, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: Carrboro - 1st Saturday Location: Carrboro Caller(s): Barbara Groh; Band(s)/Musician(s): Contrazz; Note:

Saturday, July 5, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Festival for the Eno (squares) Location: Durham Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend festival including one square dance; event ends on July 5, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note: Week-long music week; register in advance; event ends on July 11, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note: Week-long music week; register in advance; event ends on July 11, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014  Dance Series: Hendersonville - Street Dances Location: Hendersonville Caller(s): Walt Puckett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Appalachian Fire; Note:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note: Week-long music week; register in advance; event ends on July 11, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note: Week-long music week; register in advance; event ends on July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note: Week-long music week; register in advance; event ends on July 11, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians Week Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note: Week-long music week; register in advance; event ends on July 11, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Saturday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Charlotte Crittenden, Bob Dalsemer and David Kaynor; Band(s)/Musician(s): David Kaynor, Naomi Morse, Peter Siegel and Sue Songer; Note:

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): Connie Carringer; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bob Kogut and friends; Note:

Sunday, July 13, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014  Dance Series: Hendersonville - Street Dances Location: Hendersonville Caller(s): Walt Puckett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition; Note:

Monday, July 14, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Denton - Squares Location: Denton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Waltz Location: Durham Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Greensboro Location: Greensboro Caller(s): Valerie Helbert; Band(s)/Musician(s): Ted Ehrhard, Bernie Petteway and TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 19, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Celtic Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 19, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014  Dance Series: Hendersonville - Street Dances Location: Hendersonville Caller(s): Walt Puckett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Appalachian Fire; Note:

Monday, July 21, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Old-Time Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, Ellie Grace, John Herrmann, Phil Jamison, Don Pedi, Rodney Sutton and others; Note: Register in advance; some dancing specific to the week; event ends July 26, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014  Dance Series: Hendersonville - Street Dances Location: Hendersonville Caller(s): Walt Puckett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition; Note:

Monday, July 28, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

August 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Guitar Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 2, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014  Dance Series: Hendersonville - Street Dances Location: Hendersonville Caller(s): Walt Puckett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Appalachian Fire; Note:

Monday, August 4, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Swannanoa: Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin Week Location: Swannanoa Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Darol Anger, Michael Ismerio, Jeremy Kittel, Bruce Molsky, David Surette, Tony Trischka, Julia Weatherford and others; Note: Register in advance; little dance specific to the week; event ends August 9, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014  Dance Series: Hendersonville - Street Dances Location: Hendersonville Caller(s): Walt Puckett; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition; Note:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Denton - Squares Location: Denton Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Greensboro Location: Greensboro Caller(s): Eileen Thorsos; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Ivory Boys (David DiGuiseppe, George Paul, Jim Roberts); Note:

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): Dean Snipes; Band(s)/Musician(s): ContraForce; Note:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 22, 2014  Dance Series: Splash Dance Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteer All-Stars; Note: Annual dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Splash Dance Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteer All-Stars; Note: Annual dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014  Dance Series: Splash Dance Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): Volunteers ; Band(s)/Musician(s): Volunteer All-Stars; Note: Annual dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on August 24, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Tuesday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

September 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Easy Scottish dances for all

Saturday, September 6, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): Terry Stefan; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dot-Dot-Dash; Note:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Greensboro Location: Greensboro Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, September 18, 2014  Dance Series: Hoppin' John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): Anna Lena Phillips and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bill Hicks, Libby Hicks and The Five Points Rounders; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Advanced Location: Asheville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Feet Retreat Location: Danbury Caller(s): Louie Cromartie and Nils Fredland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Footloose and The Mean Lids; Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends September 21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014  Dance Series: Hoppin' John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): Anna Lena Phillips and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bill Hicks, Libby Hicks and The Five Points Rounders; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Feet Retreat Location: Danbury Caller(s): Louie Cromartie and Nils Fredland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Footloose and The Mean Lids; Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Waltz Location: Durham Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Saturday, September 20, 2014  Dance Series: Hoppin' John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): Anna Lena Phillips and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bill Hicks, Libby Hicks and The Five Points Rounders; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on September 20, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014  Dance Series: Feet Retreat Location: Danbury Caller(s): Louie Cromartie and Nils Fredland; Band(s)/Musician(s): Footloose and The Mean Lids; Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends September 21, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

October 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, October 9, 2014  Dance Series: Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Fall Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014  Dance Series: Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Fall Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Fall Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, October 11, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, October 12, 2014  Dance Series: Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Fall Location: Silk Hope Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Multi-day music and dance festival; event ends on October 12, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, October 16, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Fall Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Fall Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Fall Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014  Dance Series: Lake Eden Arts Festival - Fall Location: Black Mountain Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Mostly music festival with some dancing; register in advance; event ends on October 19, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 24, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Learn to Dance Weekend Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; weekend ends on October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Learn to Dance Weekend Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; weekend ends on October 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Learn to Dance Weekend Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Bob Dalsemer; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; weekend ends on October 26, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, October 31, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Advanced Location: Asheville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

November 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): Terry Stefan; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA, The Clyde Williams Band and The Glory Road Singers; Note:

Saturday, November 8, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 14, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dare to Be Square Dance Weekend Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Tom Hinds, Beth Molaro and Janine Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Evening Star (Claudio Buchwald, John Devine, Steve Hickman, Jim Holland); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dare to Be Square Dance Weekend Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Tom Hinds, Beth Molaro and Janine Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Evening Star (Claudio Buchwald, John Devine, Steve Hickman, Jim Holland); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014  Dance Series: Durham - Waltz Location: Durham Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Recorded music; Note:

Sunday, November 16, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Dare to Be Square Dance Weekend Location: Brasstown Caller(s): Tom Hinds, Beth Molaro and Janine Smith; Band(s)/Musician(s): Evening Star (Claudio Buchwald, John Devine, Steve Hickman, Jim Holland); Note: Dance weekend; register in advance; event ends on November 16, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, November 21, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Advanced Location: Asheville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

December 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Saturday, December 6, 2014  Dance Series: Valle Crucis Location: Valle Crucis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 13, 2014  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): No dance listed; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance listed; Note:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Friday, December 19, 2014  Dance Series: Asheville - Advanced Location: Asheville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

January 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015  Dance Series: John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday Location: Brasstown Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

February 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

March 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

April 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015  Dance Series: Wilmington - Saturday Location: Wilmington Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Venue and dance information

Apex: Dance is from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Squares, Circles, Appalachain and more. No Experience or Partner Required. Live, old-time, string band music. $5 per family or $3 per person-- Pay at the Door *limited to the first 100 people. Location: Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex, 237 N. Salem St., Apex, North Carolina 27502. Web site: http://www.apexnc.org/halle.

Asheville - Grey Eagle: Dances at the Grey Eagle (185 Clingman Avenue) held each Monday at 8:00pm. Admission is $6. For more information, call 828-232-5800. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/.

Asheville - Traditional Square Dance: at the Asheville Arts Center - 7:30 PM to 10:00PM, 308 Merrimon Avenue. Cost is $5 Info: ashevillesquaredance@yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/other.htm or http://www.myspace.com/ashevillesquaredance.

Asheville - Evergreen Community Charter School: Evergreen (50 Bell Road) is sponsoring a contra dance fundraiser this year. The family contra dance, which welcomes all ages, offers an opportunity to experience a joyful community event of contra and square dancing with your children, family, and community. This event will feature dances that are fun and easy for everyone and provide an opportunity to encourage an appreciation of folk culture, further inspiring future generations to get involved. No experience is necessary; all dances are taught on the spot by an experienced dance leader with a focus on HAVING FUN! Parents are asked to dance with their children and supervise them at all times. Dancing from 6-8pm. Pizza, drinks and dessert will be available for purchase starting at 5pm (or 5:30pm (check ahead)). The price is Adults: $6; Ages 4 to 16: $4; Under 4: Free; Family Maximum: $20. No partner is necessary. Spread the word and make this event a huge Evergreen and greater community event. Call 828-298-2173 for more information. Web site: http://www.evergreenccs.org/.

Asheville - Family Dance: is held on various Saturdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club gymnasium near the corner of Haywood Road and Brevard Road in West Asheville. The dance is for anyone who can walk - young, old, and in-between! No dance experience necessary. Adults $5, children $3 or under 2 free. Family maximum $12. Soft-soled shoes, no alcohol. Call 258-9264 for more information. Web site: http://www.diane-silver.com/familydance.html.

Asheville - Orange Peel: A night of waltzes. Cost: $10. Intro lesson 6:15 - 7:00 (cost $5 = $15 for lesson and dance) doors open at 6:00 Experienced dancers are invited to join the workshop without paying for the workshop. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/other.htm.

Asheville - Orange Peel - Waltz: A night of waltzes. Cost: $10. Intro lesson 6:15 - 7:00 (cost $5 = $15 for lesson and dance) doors open at 6:00. Experienced dancers are invited to join the workshop without paying for the workshop. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/other.htm.

Asheville - Asheville Arts Center: Dances include English dances, a mix of American dances such as vintage contra dances, sicilian circles, New England and Southern squares, circle mixers and triplets. There will be a waltz at the break and at the end of the afternoon. Generally, First and third Sundays at the Asheville Arts Center from September to May from 3:00pm - 5:30pm. For more information: Karen Gaughan, 828-230-8449 (or e-mail karendg at mindspring.com) or AnneMarie Walter, 828-225-7901. Admission: $6 at the door. Web site: None.

Asheville - YMCA: YMCA/Old Farmers Ball dance, generally on 2nd Saturdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm Family Dance 7:30pm-8:00pm Contra Lesson, 8:00pm-11:00pm Contra Dance. There will be potluck snack break and waltzing in the middle of the dance. The YMCA is located at 30 Woodfin Street. Come help the OFB introduce contra dancing to the YMCA. $5 for adults; $3 for 16 and under; $15 max for a family The music and calling will be varied, with Diane Silver coordinating the calling and Laura Lengnick coordinating the music. The band is invited-open-band: due to difficult acoustics, players are pre-arranged, as too many at once results in muddy sound. However, the pre-sign-ups are open to anyone who would like to play. Contact the music coordinator if you are interested in playing. Similarly, calling is open to multiple callers, but sign-ups are pre-arranged to ensure an appropriate program. If you would like to call (one dance, several, or the whole evening), contact the caller coordinator. http://www.oldfarmersball.com.

Asheville - Edelweiss: Folk & Contra Dances at Edelweiss from 7pm to 9pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Dances held at 697-D Haywood Rd in West Asheville. Traditional dances include Contra, English Country Dances, American Square & more! Come join us in a fun & friendly atmosphere that feels like stepping back in time to a more simple & community-oriented period. Beginner friendly instuction. Called by Edie Hunt; Live Music. Cost $6/person. For more info call 828-258-0721. Web site: http://www.edelweissevents.net/.

Asheville - Advanced Dance: Dances are held at the Warren Wilson College, Bryson Gym, 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778, generally on the 3rd Friday of the month. OFB members $5, Non-members $6, Warren Wilson students $1. Dances are held from 8 to 11 pm. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/.

Asheville - New Year's Eve: The Old Farmers Ball will sponsor a New Year's Eve Dance at the Bryson Gym on the Warren Wilson College campus at 8:00pm to 12:30am. This year's costume theme is Midnight in Paris. Expect to see our dance hall magically transformed into another place, another time... Tickets -- $20/21 in advance, $25 at the door. Pay by Paypal ($21) (Print Your receipt for your ticket) or buy a ticket ($20) some Monday or Thursday night. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/.

Asheville - Squares - JCC: Square Dancin' Party 7:00 pm at the Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte Street. No experience or partner necessary. We will have a caller to teach us all we need to know! If you've never done this now is a good time to try it! Y'all will have fun! Snacks, beverages and desserts included. RSVP by April 4 to Marti Biller by email (martibiller@gmail.com) or call her at 684-5796. $10 JCC members/$12 non-members. Web site: http://asoft733.accrisoft.com/ashevillejcc/index.php.

Asheville - Technophoria: Dance from 9pm to midnight at the Masonic Lodge, 80 Broadway Street. Dance includes the meticulously tight blending of progressive electronic beats combined with extrasensory mind altering sensations of swirling lights, touch, and contra dance movement. Experienced Dancers Only - Not For Beginners! Web site: http://www.contraphoria.com/.

Asheville - Techno White Out: Dance will be held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville, NC. Doors open at 8pm. Dance will be over by 1am. Wear white. Techno Contras, for those who don't know, can be challenging, so don't bring your friends to teach them how to dance for the first time. Please. Seriously. Also bring snacks to share if you want to be an extra good person. Brownies, cookies, bananas, etc. Everyone will love you. Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/174168232780192/ (this is a Facebook event specific to one dance)

Asheville - Dancing for Our Mountains Benefit: Dance 7-10pm at Bryson Gym, Warren Wilson College. Admission $6 for community members, Sliding Scale admission for WWC students. Benefits the RAMPS Campaign. Web site: http://www.rampscampaign.org/.

Asheville - Dance-a-thon: At the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Justice Athletic Center from 11:59am to 11:59pm. A wide variety of styles including contra. This is a dance to raise funds (I think), the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Web site: http://ashevilledanceathon.com/.

Asheville - Techno Contra: Dances at The Masonic Lodge, 80 Broadway Asheville NC. Generally 8:00pm to 11:30pm. $11 in advance $14 at the door. All ages, no alcohol, no smoking, not for beginners. Tickets are limited, so buying in advance is recommended. Different themes for different dances. Web site: http://www.technocontra.com.

Asheville - Waltz - Let's Dance Asheville: Waltz Workshops at the French Broad Food Co-op Movement & Learning Center in downtown Asheville, 90 Biltmore Avenue. 1-2:30pm Int I - Turns ; 2:30-3pm Open Waltz (practice) ; 3-4:30pm Int II - Twinkles (fans). Please plan to arrive early to all the workshops to find parking, change shoes, and get signed in. $12/person/workshop - pay at the door. Proceeds from these workshops go to Living Compassion Zen Monastery. Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/letsdancewaltz/let-s-dance---waltz-workshops.

Asheville - Waltz - Day of Waltz: Workshops: 12:30-2pm Beginning Waltz (fundamentals of the "dance"); 2:15-3:30pm Int I - Turns; 3:45-5pm Int II - Parallels. Pay what you can / what the workshop is worth to you / what feels right to you. These workshops are a fundraiser for Living Compassion Zen Monastery and their Africa Vulnerable Children Project. Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/letsdanceasheville/waltz---let-s-dance-ashev/upcoming-waltz-workshops.

Asheville - Bele Chere Festival: A contra dance will occur on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 4:15pm at the corner of Lexington & Walnut in downtown Asheville as part of the festival. Web site: http://www.belecherefestival.com.

Asheville - Dance to Make a Difference: Dance to be held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville, NC. Dance, Dine and Bid!! Funds raised from the dance and silent auction will support enrichment activities for the residents of WNC Group Homes for Autistic Persons . Come participate in one or all of the night's offerings. The dance is supported by Old Farmers Ball, Harvest Moon Folk Society and Historic Jonesborough Dance Society. Admission: $7. Food: $3 (vegetarian and meat options). Schedule: 6:00 - 6:45: Flat-footing demonstration Food, and Silent auction begins; 6:45 - 7:30: Dance for people in the IDD* community; 7:30 - 8:00: Contra Dance instruction; 8:00pm-11:00pm Contra dance - * IDD=Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Reminder will come out shortly before event date. Web site: http://www.wncgrouphomes.org.

Asheville - Treehuggers' Ball: Come one, come all, to the Treehugger's Ball! 6:30 Contra Dance Lesson; 7:00 Dance! Join us for a contra dance in support of Coal River Mountain Watch, a leader in the fight against mountaintop removal in Appalachia. Come eat delicious baked goods and take your chances at an exciting raffle- all in the name of defending Appalachia's mountains, which are being blasted apart for cheap, non-renewable energy. Sponsored by WWC's Eco Justice Crew and Katuah Earth First! Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/384898334913356/.

Asheville - Fundraiser for Azalea Mountain School: Hey Asheville area dancers --- if you have kids, or know families who have kids, or are simply a kid at heart, or love sharing your love of dance with the next generation.... please join me for a family dance in downtown Asheville. It's a fundraiser for Azalea Mtn. school. 4:00 - 6:00, at Asheville Music Hall, which is at 31 Patton Ave., the site of the former Stella Blue nightclub. Suggested donation $7 for adults/$3 for kids. Stay for supper afterward: adult plate $10; kids' plate $5. It will be my usual whoopin-n-hollerin' mixture of circles, mixers, long-way sets and some silly stuff for kids and novice dancers. Great family fun. Please pass the word to any families you know and encourage them to come. Web site: http://azaleamountain.org/.

Asheville - University of North Carolina at Asheville - Technocontra: Dance at 8:00pm at Justice Hall. Free. Web site: None.

Asheville - Healing Our Heroes: Mark your calendars and purchase advance tickets now for this Celebration and Benefit, and help keep Helios Warriors open to heal and support our brave service men and women in our community. Enjoy Live Music and a Family style Contra Dance, some Waltzing, an Exciting Live and Silent Auction with our local auctioneer and community activist, Allen Brasington, III, lots of interesting Auction Prizes of all values and genres, Healthy Foods, Desserts, Drinks, and more. We welcome families, veterans, active duty, and our whole community to come together and celebrate our Heroes. Tickets are only a $10 minimum suggested donation, with children under 12 free (please donate more if you feel called to). Veterans tickets are $5 minimum suggested donation. Located at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., with free parking at Home Savings Bank. Event is from 4pm to 7pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/507424585970075/.

Asheville - Katuah Earth First Benefit Dance: Dance at Bryson Gym, Warren Wilson Collge. 6:30 Lesson, 7-10 Dance. $5-10 Donation. All donations go to Katuah Earth First! and its struggle to defend the wilderness of Southern Appalachia. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/278306505645302/.

Asheville - Squares - Toyboat: Dance at the Toyboat Community Art Space 101 Fairview Rd. (off of Sweeten Creek Road next to French Broad Brewery). 50 cents per dance, first hour free. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/SquareDance/.

Asheville - Pine Ridge Reservation Benefit - Nasúla: Intercultural Service Learning Experience: Dance at Warren Wilson College, Bryson Gym. 6:30 lesson 7-10pm dance. Suggested donation: $5-$25. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425645544318751/.

Asheville - Squares - Cork and Keg: Old-time jam at 7pm; dance at 8pm. Location: Cork and Keg Bar in The Weinhaus- 86 Patton Ave, Asheville, North Carolina 28801. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CorkandKegBar.

Asheville - Habitat for Humanity Benefit: Please plan to join us for a fun evening at Taylor Ranch. 6:00 Cocktail hour; 7:00 Presentation by award-winning Allison Ramsey Architects followed by Q&A, BBQ Dinner and Contra Dancing! Plus: lawn games, longhorn cattle call, fire pit and fishing! Web site: http://www.ashevillehabitat.org.

Banner Elk - Lees-McRae College: at the renovated Reynolds Gym on the Campus at Lees-McRae College. Beginners lesson 7:30pm-8:00pm, Dance from 8pm-10pm, Donations accepted. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/obd.html.

Beaufort: Dances at the Dance Studio behind BEEPS, 1390 Lennoxville Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, betweeen Safrits & the Oaks. The dance is 730 to 10 pm. Families are welcome: Adults pay $7, K-12 students $5. No partner or experience is necessary. Contact: Susan Schmidt at susu at starfishnet dot com or 252-269-0032. Web site: None.

Belmont - Belmont Abbey College: Dance at Haid Ballroom, Belmont Abbey campus (to the right as you enter the campus) with a lesson at 8:30pm and dancing from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. Admission $7. Sponsored by the Ballroom Dance Club. Web site (but no information yet): http://www.belmontabbeycollege.edu.

Black Mountain - Old Farmers' Ball Reunion: is, as the site says, held specifically for all the folks who have danced at the Old Farmer's Ball at least once, wished they had danced at the Old Farmer's Ball, or know someone who claims to have danced there (which pretty much includes eveyone) at Camp Merrimac in August. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/reunion.htm.

Black Mountain - Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) - Spring: occurs during a weekend in mid-May each year at Camp Rockmont and offers a wide range of music and dancing along with other programs. Register in advance, no gate sales. Web site: http://www.theleaf.com/

Black Mountain - Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) - Spring: occurs during a weekend in mid-October each year at Camp Rockmont and offers a wide range of music and dancing along with other programs. Register in advance, no gate sales. Web site: http://www.theleaf.com/

Black Mountain - Bannerman Family Thanksgiving Folk Dance Camp: is held on annually on Thanksgiving (U.S) weekend in November with contras, squares, international, clogging, music and more at the Blue Ridge YMCA Assembly. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.bannermanfamily.com/Thanksgiving.htm.

Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Montessori School Family Dance along with a benefit auction. Tickets include dance, feast of local foods, beer & wine, and a bidding number. They are $20 per adult, $5 per child or $45 per family (2 adults + children). Dance is held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. Web site: http://swanmont-auction.org.

Black Mountain - Splash Dance: formerly the Old Farmers Ball Reunion, and still held specifically for all the folks who have danced at the Old Farmer's Ball at least once, wished they had danced at the Old Farmer's Ball, or know someone who claims to have danced there (which pretty much includes eveyone) at Camp Merrimac in August. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/SplashDance/.

Blowing Rock - Blue Ridge Heritage Days: Dance begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm as part of this celebration in mid-September. Please call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce with any questions, 828-295-7851. Web site: http://www.blowingrock.com/heritagedays.htm.

Boiling Springs - Gardner-Webb University: Time: 7:30-10:30pm. (Beginner's lesson will begin promptly at 7:30pm, dancing will begin at 8pm). Admission: Students/Faculty/Staff with GWU I.D. - FREE; Non-GWU Students - $3; Adults - $5. You do not need to know how to Contra Dance to attend! All dances are taught. Do arrive in time for the beginner lesson to get you up to speed! Your smile/laugh muscles may ache by the end of the evening! All you folks who've danced before - we'd love to have you help us with the beginner's lesson. you all remember learning contra - and having a knowledgeable partner sure makes a difference!!! Location: O. Max Gardner Hall at Gardner-Webb University, 110 S Main St. Boiling Springs, NC 28017. Continue past traffic light, take second left at the Dixon Gate/ Stroup Residence Hall, O. Max Gardner Hall is the 2nd building on the left. Contact Kelly Brame or Brittany Bounds with questions @ kbrame@gardner-webb.edu or bbounds@gardner-webb.edu -also if you need directions! Web site: None.

Boiling Springs - Gardner-Webb University - Bost Gym: Time: 7:30-10:30pm. You do not need to know how to Contra Dance to attend! All dances are taught. Do arrive in time for the beginner lesson to get you up to speed! Your smile/laugh muscles may ache by the end of the evening! All you folks who've danced before - we'd love to have you help us with the beginner's lesson. you all remember learning contra - and having a knowledgeable partner sure makes a difference!!! Location: Bost Gym at Gardner-Webb University. Community attendees should park in the parking lot by the Lutz Yelton Convocation Center. Contact Sandy at sandybrandusa@yahoo.com for more information. Web site: None.

Boone - Appalachian State University: Dances on various dates (but generally on the 1st and 3rd Fridays when school is in session) and locations at the University. Lesson at 7:30pm, Dance at 8pm. Students $4 ~ Public $5. Since contra dancing is not traditional to this region, Appalachian Heritage Council asks callers to include several traditional Appalachian dances throughout the evening. Not only is it is so important to make sure these dances are preserved, but they are also fun to do. Web site: http://apps.appstate.edu/index.php?module=pagesmith&id=7.

Boone - Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention: Contests, Workshops, Concerts, Dancing, Jamming, and Luthier Gathering with a contra dance on Friday night. Events are held at the Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State University. Web site: http://fiddle.apps.appstate.edu/.

Boone - Benefit for Kristie Scroggs Wallace: At the Green Valley Elementary School, 189 Big Hill Road starting at 7:00pm. A mix of dances will be taught and called: circles, squares, contras. It's all for fun, and you don't have to know what you're doing to have a good time. Call Karen Critcher at 828.264.8822 (Critcher's Auto Parts) or 828.264.1386 (home) for more information. Web site: None.

Boone - Appalachian State University - Duck Pond: The student group, International Appalachian, and the Office of International Education and Development at Appalachian State University are sponsoring a Contra Dance on Duck Pond Field on Appalachian State University from 7-10 pm. Duck Pond Field is located on Stadium Heights Dr on the right side if you are driving from Rivers St. This dance is a social for international student orientation and the community. The fall 2011 new AppState international students will be at the dance. The community is encouraged to attend! The rain out location is the Quinn gym. Web site: http://www.appstate.edu.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Tuesday: There is a free introduction to Contra, Square and Circle Dances to recorded or live music held almost every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Keith House at the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road. Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Please arrive promptly at 7:00 pm. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Saturday: There are contra dances twice a month from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the Community Room of the Keith House at the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road. Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Admission: Adults $7; Ages 12-18 $4; Under 12 $3. Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Callers' Week - Evening: As part of the Dance Callers Week there are contra dances from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Monday-Thursday) and after the concert on Friday in the Community Room of the Keith House at the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road. Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. The dances are called by members of the class with live music by Steve Hickman & John Devine. Beginners are advised to arrive promptly at 7 pm. Admission: Free. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Callers' Week - Day Classes: As part of the Dance Callers Week you can join members of the Dance Callers' class for two 90-minute practice sessions of contra and square dancing each day with wonderful live music. No previous dance experience is necessary. Callers' class members will welcome your participation and will teach you everything you need to know. It's fun and great exercise, too!. Cost is $75. (I am unsure whether there are classes on Sunday and Saturday and therefore I am not including those days in the schedule -- CAS). Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Callers' Week: Intensive callers' workshop offers mike time more true-to-life calling experience each day and evening. The course is limited to 6 students and includes two 90 minute practice sessions each day plus an open public dance every night with a real-life mix of beginners and experienced dancers of all ages. The course is open to both newer and more experienced callers. Knowledge of basic contra calling technique and at least several years of dancing experience are assumed. Please feel free to contact us and discuss this if there are questions. Major emphasis is placed on working effectively with live music (provided by Steve Hickman and John Devine), efficient teaching, community building, working with beginners, children and family groups, and repertoire development, including square dance calling techniques. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Davidson Fund Benefit Dance: This special benefit dance and silent auction for the John Neil Davidson Memorial Fund will feature a variety of local callers and many local musicians joining special guests Steve Hickman and John Devine. During the break there will be a performance by Sticks in the Mud Morris Dancers. Beginners, singles and couples welcome. Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching. The event will go from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Admission: $10 donation (under 18 $8). Cash or checks only, please. Location: Community Room, Keith House at the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians' Week: This unique, fun-filled week will be devoted to learning and improving techniques of playing and arranging music for traditional contra, square and couple dancing. Daily classes will include slow-tune jams, large and small band ensemble playing, presentations by the instructors, tutorials, discussions and dancing. Instructors (drawn from some of the top contra dance bands in the country) and class members will play for nightly public dances. Participants should already be able to play an instrument proficiently and be familiar with some of the many styles of music played at contra dances. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Dance Musicians' Week - Evening: As part of the Dance Musicians Week there are contra dances from 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Monday-Thursday) and after the concert on Friday in the Community Room of the Keith House at the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road. Beginners, couples and singles are welcome. Music is by the instructors and students of the Musicians Week. Beginners are advised to arrive promptly at 8 pm. Admission: Free. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Winter Dance Week: The Folk School's popular year-end folk dance and music celebration will feature American contras & squares, English country dancing, rapper sword dancing, couple dances, singing, jam sessions and more - all to glorious live music. The week ends with a gala New Year's Eve party and New Year's morning breakfast. Previous contra and/or English country dance experience is highly recommended. Register in advance. Register early for a discount. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Winter Dance Week Evening Dances: Evening Dances During Winter Dance Week (Dec. 26-31) are open to experienced dancers from our local dance community. There will be a mix of contras, squares and English country dances. Admission is $10 ($15 New Year's Eve) for all at the door. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School - Traditional Square Dance Weekend: Old-time square dancing is having a resurgence of popularity, especially among young people, in many parts of the country. Come and enjoy a fun weekend dancing to live music with three well-known callers, who have over 120 years of calling experience between them! The weekend will include talks on the history of square dancing as well as the Brasstown Saturday night community square and contra dance. All dances will be taught and walked through in advance. Some previous contra or square dance experience is recommended. Singles and couples are welcome. Web site: http://www.folkschool.org/event.php?event_type_id=2.

Brevard - Brevard College - Earthfest: Dance is from 8:00pm until 10:00pm at the Dunham Auditorium, Brevard College, Brevard, NC. Dances are taught, beginners are welcome (so you should bring your friends especially if they've never danced before), hope to see you there! FREE for: BC students, staff, and faculty, community members, and non-BC students. Tips are appreciated. Please e-mail Jordan Poole @poolejc@brevard.edu if you have any questions, comments, or requests. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/204947332951751/.

Brevard - Old School Country Dance: Dances sponsored by OTTO WOOD (Old Time Transylvania Organization ... With Out Official Designation) and Dunns Rock Community Center, at 461 Connestee Road 5 miles south of Brevard off of US 276. When - 2nd and 4th Fridays. Beginner session at 7:30pm, dance from 8pm to 11pm. Adults $7, Students $5, under 12 - free. Type of dance - contras, squares, big circle mtn dances. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-School-Country-Dance/169828449804420.

Brown Summit - Southeast Dance Leadership Conference: The Conference will include courses, discussions, informal meetings, and some dancing at a modern conference center with good food and convivial atmosphere. You'll be able to increase your skills, strengthen ties with people of similar interests, and work with them to craft solutions to common problems. We welcome attendees who are interested in Country Set dancing, including Family dances, English, and American Contras and Squares. Web site: http://rivertone.org/.

Burnsville - Dancing in the Clouds: On the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this mighty peak, a lovely mostly waltz dance event awaits them along with a feast for the eyes - breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The twirling, the heavenly music, and the rolling ridges and fertile valleys will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience. Contact: contradancingcricket@yahoo.com. Web site: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=351913641541&v=info&ref=search#!/group.php?gid=351913641541&ref=ts.

Burnsville - Annual MHHS Eco Club Contra Dance: Dance is from 7pm-10pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Burnsville Elementary School Gymnasium. Hosted by the Mountain Heritage Ecology Club. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Refreshments will also be available. Proceeds will benefit the Eco Club's ongoing efforts to monitor local water quality and maintain the high school recycling program. For more info call Tressa Hartsell at 682-4030 or send an email. Web site: None.

Burnsville - Music in the Mountains Folk Music Festival: Festival held on one evening in early October at the Burnsville Town Center. Music and dance events. Web site: http://www.toeriverarts.org/community-programs/music-in-the-mountains-folk-festival/.

Carrboro - 1st Saturday: The 1st Saturday dance in Carrboro is hosted by the bands Footloose and Contrazz with guest musicians and callers. The dance is held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. The dance begins at 8pm with lessons at 7:30pm. Admission is $10. Web site: http://www.daviddg.com/pages/contra.html.

Carrboro - 2nd Fridays: The 2nd Friday dance in Carrboro is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. The dance is held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. with a lesson at 7:30 p.m.; the cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Carrboro - 3rd Friday: The 3rd Friday dance in Carrboro is sponsored by the Carolina Song and Dance Association. The dance is held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. Please carry a pair of clean, soft-soled, smooth-soled shoes to change into after you are inside the Century Center. Alternatively, you may dance in your stocking feet. Beginner's Workshop 7:30pm. Dance at 8:00pm. All Dances Instructed, Experienced and Beginners Welcome. Bring your partner or come without! For additional information please call 967-9948. Web site: http://www.csda-dance.org/.

Carrboro - 4th Fridays: The 4th Friday dance in Carrboro is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. The dance is held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. with a lesson at 7:30 p.m.; the cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Carrboro - New Year's Eve: The New Year's Eve Dance in Carrboro is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. The dance is held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. Check site for details on start and end times and admission. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Carrboro - Wicked Whirlwind: are two dances on two nights on Halloween and All Saint's Day. The dances are held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. with a lesson at 7:30 p.m.; the cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Carrboro - Squares: The Durham / Chapel Hill Old-Time Square Dance occurs on various Fridays with a lesson at 7:30pm. The dance begins at 8:00pm. Admission is $7 Admission, $5 Students. Beginners are always welcome and you don't need to bring a partner, so come on out and socialize while listening to some of the greatest traditional music in the South. Let's rock the frolic, y'all! The dances in Carrboro are held at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. at N. Greensboro and Main St. Web site: http://www.ncsquares.com.

Carrboro - Victorian Ball: One evening event with half of the dances are country dances, which are taught and called (similar to contra dances). Interspersed between the country dances are period couple dances like the Waltz, Polka and Schottische. Location: 100 N Greensboro Street. Web site: http://www.trianglevintagedance.com.

Carrboro - Callers' Workshop: With Cis Hinkle, in conjunction with the FoolWind Weekend from 10:00 AM - Noon at the Balanced Movement Studio, Cost: Around $10; Topics: TBD. Web site: None.

Carrboro - 1st Friday: Special dance from 8:00pm-11:00pm at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Admission $9. Web site: http://www.daviddg.com/foolwind.html.

Carrboro - Special: Special dance from 8:00pm-11:00pm at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/bailout.html.

Carrboro - Callers' Weekend Workshop Dance: The participants from the workshop will be calling a dance at Balanced Movement Studio, 304 West Weaver Street in Carrboro. The dance will be from 8-11, and the cost will be $6. Web site: None.

Carrboro - Bitter Hearts Ball: Special Waltz Event at Cat's Cradle, 300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 featuring Chocolate Suede Doors: 7:45pm; Lesson: 8:00pm; Band: 9:00pm $10 singles $17 couples. Web site: http://catscradle.com/events/bitter-hearts-ball/.

Celo: Dances are at the Arthur Morgan School on the 1st Friday of each month, except July, August and December at 8:00pm. $3 suggested donation. Location: 60 AMS Circle, Burnsville. From Asheville, take 19/23 North. After Mars Hill, bear right on 19... becomes 19E. Pass Burnsville, and at Micaville take Route 80 S. Go approximately 6.5 miles and turn left at 7-Mile Ridge Rd. (Sign says Arthur Morgan School & Celo Health Center.) Cross bridge, then turn right onto Hannah Branch Road. After road turns sharply to the left, look for Arthur Morgan School sign (on right). Take dirt road to left directly across from sign -- keep to left & the next building on left is "Green Cay". Need more info? Call Rob at 828-675-4331 or frederick@apalache.com>e-mail. Web site: http://www.apalache.com/Celo/dance.html.

Chapel Hill - Family: Teens, tweens, and kids of all ages enjoy dancing to live music and callers including circle dances, square dances, contra dances and just plain playful dances. This series is designed for us all to build a community together - young people, older people and our families. No experience is necessary because each dance is taught and figures are called throughout the dance. Beginners are celebrated! Bring your family, your friends, even your grandparents! Potluck 5:30-6:30 p.m., dance 6:30-9 p.m. $5 per person, $12 per family, all ages welcome especially tweens and teens. For more information please contact Ruth at 967-9917 or communitydance AT tcdancers dot org. All this occurs at the Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/family/index.html.

Chapel Hill - Community and Youth: Teens, tweens, and kids of all ages enjoy dancing to live music and callers including circle dances, square dances, contra dances and just plain playful dances. This series is designed for us all to build a community together - young people, older people and our families. No experience is necessary because each dance is taught and figures are called throughout the dance. Beginners are celebrated! Bring your family, your friends, even your grandparents! From 5:30pm to 6:30pm there is a potluck supper (Bring a generous dish to share. Drinks will be provided.) 6:30pm - 9:00pm dancing (plus door prize drawing and story or song). Admission: $10 per family -or- $4 per person. All this occurs at the Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/family/index.html.

Chapel Hill - Community: Community dance. Potluck 5:30-6:30 p.m., dance 6:30-9 p.m. $5 per person, $12 per family, all ages welcome, 967-9917. Location: Glenwood Elementary School. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org.

Chapel Hill - Benefit Dance for Lulu Boubert and Rob Sharer: Benefit Contra Dance from 3:00pm to 5:30pm (rain or shine) with a potluck afterwards at the Willow Oak Pavilion (formerly the Red Shoe Barn), 630 Vickers Road, Chapel Hill, NC. $10 minimum donation suggested. Web site: http://goo.gl/b1SzR.

Chapel Hill - Waltz - Seymour Center: For those who love to waltz, and for those learning to waltz. Taped and live music provided. All ages welcome. Fee: $2 at the door. At the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill NC 27516, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The event generally repeats every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month but one should check with the center to be sure. Web site: http://www.co.orange.nc.us/aging/SeymourCenter.asp.

Chapel Hill - Callers' Workshop: Madison, Wisconsin caller Carol Ormand is beloved throughout the dance community for her smooth and unflappable style, wickedly fun dances, and penchant for keeping all the dancers on the floor smiling. Carol’s enthusiasm, paired with her clear and efficient teaching, creates a delightful dancing experience for beginners and veteran dancers alike. Carol will be in the Chapel Hill, NC area the weekend of April 12-14. She is calling for the Triangle Country Dancers regular Friday night dance on April 12th and on Saturday we will have an all day workshop designed to improve a specific calling related skill. Calling well can be a great source of pleasure. In the workshop, each participant will get to focus on improving one calling-related skill. By the end of the day on Saturday, you will know how to make progress on the skill of your choice and on all of the other topics covered that day. Anything related to calling is fair game: creating an inviting atmosphere, programming an evening, communicating with the band, efficient yet effective walk-throughs, effective use of a microphone... whatever you most want to work on next. On Sunday, we'll gather to reflect on what we've (collectively) learned and to plan our (individual) next steps in that work. The workshop and evening dance will be held in a private home near Chapel Hill, NC. Meals on Saturday are included in the cost of the workshop. If you have any questions, please email Jack Mitchell at: jamitch[number three][at sign]mindspring.com - Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org.

Chapel Hill - Callers' Gathering and Workshop: From Jack Mitchell - There will be a callers collective gathering and pot luck brunch in Chapel Hill from 1:00 - 3:00 at the home of Robert and Louie Cromartie. We will have time for some discussion and time to try out dances and practice teaching. We decided after the last gathering that we would like to spend some time talking about how we, as a group of callers (perhaps more effectively than individual callers), can work together to improve our local dance communities -- what we can do in our teaching, calling, and hosting "hosting" of dances, and also in our own dancing and partnering to gently encourage better and more community oriented dancing. If you are interested in joining us, please drop me an email and I'll send you the address!". Jack's email address is jamitch3@mindspring.com - Web site: None.

Charlotte - 4th Saturday: The Charlotte Dance Gypsies sponsor dances on the 4th Saturday (generally, but not always) of each month. There is a Potluck Dinner at 6:30pm, a Beginners' Lesson at 7:30pm and a dance from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The dance occurs at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. Admission is $8, $5 for students. Web site: http://www.charlottedancegypsies.org/.

Charlotte - Monday: The Charlotte Country Dancers sponsor dances each Monday (with the exception of Memorial Day). There is a Beginners' Lesson at 7:30pm and a dance from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The dance occurs at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. $7 admission, $5 students. Web site: http://www.charlottedancegypsies.org/.

Charlotte - Friday: Contra Dance Carolina sponsors dances on various Fridays (2nd Friday generally, but not always) with comfortable wood floors, air conditioning, and separate rooms for the young'uns. Time: Lessons at 7:30-ish, Dance 8:00-11:00 pm. Cost: $7 General Admission, $5 Students. The dances occur at the Piedmont UU Church (University area), 9704 Mallard Creek Road. Web site: http://www.contradancecarolina.org/.

Charlotte - Special: The Charlotte Country Dancers sponsor a special dance on a special night. There is a Beginners' Lesson at 7:30pm and a dance from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. The dance occurs at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. $8 admission, $5 students. Web site: http://www.charlottedancegypsies.org/.

Charlotte - UNC: Dance at the University Of North Carolina at Charlotte, 201 University City Boulevard in the Lucas Room in the Cone University Center (building #5 next to the parking deck on this map.) Wood floors and air conditioning. Time: Lessons at 7ish, Dance 7:15-10:30 pm. Cost: $7 General Admission, $5 Students. Web site: http://www.contradancecarolina.org/.

Charlotte - Family - 4th Saturday: A family dance before the potluck and the regular 4th Saturday Contradance from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. The dance occurs at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. This dance is aimed at beginning dancers and families with children. If you're looking for a friendly, no-pressure atmosphere to enjoy easy dances with solid teaching, this is it! All ages welcome; no experience necessary. Adults: $ 5.00. Ages 2 - 16: $ 3.00; under 2: Free; Family Maximum: $ 15.00. (Friends and neighbors do not count as part of your family, but DO bring them along). Regular admission for the Saturday evening adult dance is $8.00. Adults wishing to stay will be asked for an additional admission of $3.00, to add to their $5.00 admission for the Family Dance. For safety reasons, non-dancing children need to stay off the dance floor. Parents' assistance is requested in this matter. Web site: http://www.charlottedancegypsies.org/.

Charlotte - Family - Sunday: A family dance from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. This dance is aimed at beginning dancers and families with children. If you're looking for a friendly, no-pressure atmosphere to enjoy easy dances with solid teaching, this is it! All ages welcome; no experience necessary. Adults: $ 5.00; Ages 2-16: $3; under 2: Free. Family Maximum: $15. (Friends and neighbors do not count as part of your family, but DO bring them along). For more information, contact Ron Bates at rbates6@carolina.rr.com. Web site: None.

Charlotte - New Year's Eve: The Charlotte Country Dancers sponsor a special dance on New Year's Eve. Time to be published. The dance occurs at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. $8 admission, $5 students. Web site: http://www.charlottedancegypsies.org/.

Charlotte - Waltz: The Charlotte Country Dancers sponsor waltz nights on various Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The dance occurs at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue. The event is free, but appropriate, socially responsible behavior is required of all attendees. Web site: http://www.charlottedancegypsies.org/.

Charlotte - Piedmont: Techno Contra at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road. This genre features high-intensity electronic music and is an alternative outgrowth to the conventional contra scene. It is for experienced dancers only due to the energetic pace of the music. Time: 7:30-10:30. Cost: $9 General admission, $7 for TCD, HJDS, and students. Web site: http://www.contradancecarolina.org/.

Charlotte - Techno-Lumination: Techno contra dances at Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Avenue, Charlotte, NC. Doors open at 9pm. Admission: $12. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Techno-Lumination/202949213097781?sk=info.

Clemmons - Family Dance: Family Dance 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Adults: $ 5.00 Ages 5-16: $ 2.00 Under 5: Free Family Maximum: $ 12.00. If you have any questions, contact Allen Daniel at allen@adanielinc.com or 336-778-9106. Web site: http://feetretreat.com/fiddlebow/public/family.cfm.

Clemmons - Civic Club: Electric Camel Contra at the Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive. Admission: $7, students $5. Introduction at 7pm, dance from 7:30pm-10:30pm. No partner or experience needed. Alcohol free. Southern Appalachian Style Dances including traditional squares and circle dances. Live band and caller. Web site: None.

Clemmons - Dance Musicians Workshop: Musicians who contra dance and would like to explore playing music for dances are encouraged to attend a contra dance music workshop at the Clemmons Civic Club at 2870 Middlebrook Dr, Clemmons, NC. No previous experience is required! In addition to core concepts of contra dance musicianship, the workshop will focus on playing in small groups and on methods and styles used in a small group setting such as melody trading, harmony, back-up styles and improvising. Musicians who attend the workshop will be invited to play as part of an ensemble for a contra dance following the workshop. 3:00pm - doors open; 3:15pm - 6:15pm musicians workshop; 6:15pm - 7:15pm potluck (with sound check at 7:00pm); 7:20pm - beginner contra dance workshop; 7:30pm - 10:00pm open-to-the-public contra dance. Registration opens Friday, October 19th, 2012! Cost: $20 with scholarship slots available! To register, contact electriccamelcontra@gmail.com with the following information to assist in fine-tuning the program for those who will attend: 1) Name; 2) Which instrument you plan to bring to the workshop; 3) Current experience/ability on your instrument; 4) Three things you hope to learn in the workshop. Tunes info will be sent upon registration. No previous experience with this repertoire is required! The workshop location is the New Hope Presbyterian Church at 2570 Harper Road, Clemmons, NC, 27012. The contra dance will be at the Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/400253296710134/.

Clemmons - Fiddle and Bow: The Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers sponsor a dance every Tuesday night at the Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC from 8pm until 10:30pm. All dances are $7 ($8 as of November 5, 2013) / $5 for full time students under 25 unless otherwise specified. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. This is absolutely necessary to dance. Web site: http://feetretreat.com/FiddleBow/public/home.cfm.

Columbus - The Meeting Place: Free dance from 8pm to 10pm at The Meeting Place, 75 Carmel Road. This dance needs 10-12 experienced dancers to be present. Please come if you can. Thanks for your help in letting folks know we need their help to get some more folks excited about contra dancing in your general area. From I-26 E or W, take exit 67. At hwy 108 (W.Mills Street) turn east toward town passing Food Lion. Turn left at traffic light on Houston Road. After about 1/2 mile turn left on Skyuka Road. The Meeting Place is on the left after about 1/2 mile. Info: Carter Blaisdell, Black Mtn., NC, Member, Old Farmers Ball, 828-669-7733; or Hoppy Long 828-894-5173 or 828-817-4419. Web site: None.

Cullowhee - Western Carolina University: A dance will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Breese Gym on the campus of WCU. There is no admission charge. ronandcathy71@frontier.com. Web site: http://wcu.edu.

Dallas - Benefit for Shining Hope Farms: An evening of contra dancing, music, entertainment and delicious Italian food. It will be a night of fun for all ages! This benefit will help the nonprofit Shining Hope Farms, which provides therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy to children and adult with disabilities. Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door. Please call 704-691-1119 or (704) 825-5219 for tickets. Location: Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cheryville Highway, Dallas, NC, 28034. Time from 6pm-10pm. Web site: http://www.shininghopefarms.org.

Danbury - Feet Retreat: is a dance weekend in September sponsored by the Fiddle and Bow Dancers and held at Camp Sertoma, in the mountains near Danbury. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.feetretreat.com/.

Danbury - Dance Romance: is a dance weekend in April sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers and held at Camp Sertoma, in the mountains near Danbury. Register in advance. Web site: http://tcdancers.org/SDR/sdr.shtml.

Davidson: The Davidson dances are held at the International Baccalaureate Middle School Gym, 251 South Street with a vintage suspended wood floors and elevated spectator seating. Lessons are at 7ish and the dance goes from 7:15 pm to 10:30 pm. Cost is $7 for general admission and $5 students. Web site: http://www.contradancecarolina.org/.

Davidson - Green Ball: Annual dance in March to benefit the Davidson Land Conservancy and held at Davidson College in the Lily Gallery Room in the Chambers Building. Time: Lessons at 7:30pm, Dancing 8:00 pm-11:00 pm. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door (proceeds go to the Davidson Lands Conservancy). Web site: http://www.davidsonlands.org.

Denton - Squares: Dances on the 3rd Saturday of each month (In December, the 2nd Saturday at the Denton Civic Center, West Salisbury Street, starting time 7 PM. Admission: $5.00 12 & Under, Free. Refreshments Available. (No Taps Please). Web site: http://www.dentondance.net/.

Durham - 1st Friday: The dance is held at the Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave, Durham, NC. Fundraise for the Reality Center. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Our dances are open to the public. You do not need a partner. Members: $7.00, Guests: $9.00. Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Durham - 4th Friday: The 4th Friday dance in Durahm is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. The dance is held at the Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave, Durham, NC. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. with a lesson at 7:30 p.m.; the cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Durham - 5th Friday: The 5th Friday dance in Durahm is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. The dance is held at the Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave, Durham, NC. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. with a lesson at 7:30 p.m.; the cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Durham - Advanced: The advanced dance in Durahm is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers and generally occurs on the 5th Friday of the month. The dance is held at the Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave, Durham, NC. The dance begins at 8:00 p.m. and there are no lessons or walkthroughts. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Durham - Special: These special dances on special night in Durahm are sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. The dance is held at the Reality Center, 916 Lamond Ave, Durham, NC. Hours and cost will be dependent on the dance. Check web site for details. Protect our dance floors! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Durham - Squares: The Durham / Chapel Hill Old-Time Square Dance occurs on 2nd (generally) Saturdays with a lesson at 7:30pm. [Moving to 1st Fridays starting on July 1] The dance begins at 8:00pm. Admission is $8 Admission, $6 Students. Beginners are always welcome and you don't need to bring a partner, so come on out and socialize while listening to some of the greatest traditional music in the South. Let's rock the frolic, y'all! The dances in Durham are held at the Pleasant Green Community Center on Pleasant Green Community Center Road. Web site: http://www.ncsquares.com.

Durham - Squares - Rowdy: Dances at The Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham, North Carolina 27701. $5. Begins at 9pm. Web site: http://thepinhook.com.

Durham - Mostly Waltz: On alternate 3rd Saturdays at the Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 South Miami Boulevard in Durham/RTP. Downstairs studio, back of building. Dance goes from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Price: $8/person ($5 students). Web site: http://www.trianglevintagedance.com.

Durham - Waltz - Class: Classes - Beginner - 6:00-6:45 and Intermediate 6:45-7:30. Cost: $27 per 3 class session Please email us to let us know you'll be attending - chris@trianglevintagedance.com. Location: Triangle Dance Studio, downstairs studio, 2603 South Miami Boulevard in Durham/RTP. Downstairs studio, back of building.

Durham - Waltz - Waltzing at the Gardens: Lesson at 3pm with dancing from 4pm to 6pm in the Duke Gardens, Doris Duke Center. Cost: $8 Pre-reg through 1/23 (paypal link on website), $10 at the door. The dance will feature a mix of fast and slow music to accommodate the many styles of waltz, including slow melodies for modern Ballroom and Cross-Step, moderate tempos for Rotary and Contra/Folk Waltz as well as some faster tunes for the Viennese Waltz. The music will vary widely and will include genres such as Rock, Celtic, Latin, Cajun, Folk, Techno, New Age and World music. Although the dance is dedicated to mostly waltz, once in a while we will mix in another dance style such as Swing, Tango, One-Step/Blues, Foxtrot, Polka, Schottische, etc. Web site: http://www.trianglevintagedance.com.

Durham - Waltz - Dance Sampler: Come dance to recorded music for a mix of waltz, swing, tango and Scandinavian couples dancing. There is no formal teaching, but there may be some brief instruction of less well-known dances. No partner necessary. Fee: Free. At the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill NC 27516 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Web site: http://www.orangecountync.gov/aging/SeymourCenter.asp.

Durham - Murphey School: Location: Murphey School (Shared Visions Retreat Center) 3717 Murphy School Rd. Durham, NC 27705. Beginner Workshop: 7:00PM; Contra Dance: 7:30PM-10:30pm. Admission $9 general. Volunteer positions are available and logistical support is most welcome! Contact electriccamelcontra@gmail.com for details. Sponsored by Electric Camel Contra. Style: High energy, community-focused contra dancing (lift/dip/aerial-free). Beginners are always welcome for instant fun! No partner necessary. Scent and alcohol-free. Casual attire, soft-soled shoes. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261972428591.

Durham - Festival for the Eno (squares): great music, share local arts and craftwork, eat delicious food, and - most of all - celebrate the Eno River and Watershed and its importance in our community. Web site: http://www.enoriver.org/festival/.

Durham - Food Project: Duke Campus Farm presents a Contra Dance to celebrate the completion of our community pavilion and pay tribute to the agricultural heritage of our region. Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Duke Campus Farm, 4934 Friends School Rd., Durham, NC. Free and open to the public, all are welcome. Web site: http://sites.duke.edu/farm/.

Durham - Rush Fest 2: Contra dances (3:00pm-4:30pm) and couple dancing (4:30pm-6:00pm (waltz, blues, swing)) to a recorded mix, new lights, etc. Callers and future callers -- want to call a dance? Call ahead! $5 for THREE HOURS of dancing! Location: Triangle Dance Studio, 2603 South Miami Boulevard. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/442622762522600/.

Durham - Mary Anderson's Birthday: Dance at the Triangle Dance Studio (2603 S. Miami Blvd. Durham NC 27703). For directions, please visit the TDS website at http://www.triangledancestudio.com/Directions.htm. We're in the back studio. It is her birthday on Sunday, January 5th and she would love to celebrate it with all of you! What better way to celebrate than by dancing?! The plan is to have waltzing, blues dancing, and hopefully some contra dancing as well. Please spread the invitation to any and all who might like to come dance! When: 5-8 pm. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444862612403559.

Durham - Book Release Party: Location: Pleasant Green Community Center. Dance: 7-10pm; Beginner Lesson: 6:30pm. Admission: $10/ Come celebrate the release of Tales from the Red Book of Tunes, the new book by author Tyler Johnson that takes you from a modern contra dance back to the murky myths where the music was born. There will be a mini-concert featuring tunes from the book! Web site: http://www.tylerjohnson.com/blog/writing-2/contra-dance-book-release-party/.

Elk Park - Appalachian Spring Dance Weekend: held in mid-April at Old Cranberry High School, at the junction of Route 19e and Route 194, Avery County, outside of Boone and Banner Elk). Camping and various lodging venues available. Admission available for the weekend or parts of the weekend. Web site: http://www.warrendoyle.com/.

Elk Park - Turkey Twirl: Dance weekend at the Old Cranberry High School, Junction of Routes 19E and 194, Avery County. Cost is $40 (including free camping) or $60 (indoor camping). $20 for high school and college students (w/camping). Register in advance. Web site: http://www.warrendoyle.com.

Elk Park - Mountain Color Contra: Dance weekend held in the early fall at the Old Cranberry High School, Junction of Routes 19E and 194, Avery County. Web site: http://www.warrendoyle.com.

Elk Park - Mountain Blossom: Dance weekend held in the mid-spring at the Old Cranberry High School, Junction of Routes 19E and 194, Avery County. Web site: http://www.warrendoyle.com.

Elk Park - Mountain Blossom: Special afternoon dance ($6) from 1:30pm to 4:30pm as part of the Dance weekend held in the mid-spring at the Old Cranberry High School, Junction of Routes 19E and 194, Avery County. Web site: http://www.warrendoyle.com.

Elk Park - Mountain Blossom: Dance weekend held in summer at the Old Cranberry High School, Junction of Routes 19E and 194, Avery County. Web site: http://www.warrendoyle.com.

Elk Park - Contrathon - Fall: is a 12-hour dance event, generally the Sunday of Labor Day (U.S.) weekend in Augsut/September at Cranberry High School. Advanced registration recommended. Register early for savings. Web site: http://www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org.

Elk Park - Contrathon - Spring: is a 12-hour dance event, generally the Sunday of Memorial Day (U.S.) weekend in May at Cranberry High School. Advanced registration recommended. Register early for savings. Web site: http://www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org.

Elkin - Foothills Arts Council: Elkin is hosting a fiddlers' jam and contra dance; beginners at 6:30PM, dance 7-10:30PM at The Liberty, 222 E. Main Street. Easy access from I-77, exit 85 from the north, 82 from the south, 10 mi. north of 421, and 30 mi. north of I-40 in Statesville. Donation is $5 at the door. Earlier in the day, beginning at 11AM musicians are gathering for a jam at Crater Park in Elkin and plan to create an outdoors fiddle festival beginning in May 2014. Web site: http://foothillsartscouncil.org.

Elkin - By the River: Weekend event with performances on Saturday at the Elkin Municipal Park from 11am to 7pm and a contra dance on Friday at the Rec Center. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/ElkinValleyFiddlers.

Ellerbe - Feet Retreat: is a dance weekend in September sponsored by the Fiddle and Bow Dancers and held at Milestone 4-H Camp in Ellerbe. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.feetretreat.com/.

Flat Rock - True Nature Country Fair: feature vendors of local, organic, and sustainable products and resources from throughout the Southeast, workshops on all aspects of sustainable living, a children's program and live music, all in a pristine mountain setting. Held at Highland Lake in early October. Web site: http://truenaturecountryfair.org/.

Fletcher - Asheville Area Family Dance: The dance is held each month on various Saturdays with a brown bag summer at 5:00 p.m., a family dance from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. aimed at families with children under 10 with Long sets, scatter dances, singing games, etc., an adult contra dance workshop from 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., and an adult contra dance from 8:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. Adults: $5.00; Ages 2 - 16: $3.00; Under 2: Free; Family Maximum: $15.00. (Friends and neighbors do not count as part of your family, but DO bring them along). The dances are usually held at the Calvary Episcopal Church: 2840 Hendersonville Road in Fletcher (but check the web site for details. Dances are not held during the summer months. Web site: http://www.diane-silver.com/familydance.html.

Glendale Springs - Contrathon - Spring: is a 12-hour dance event, generally the Sunday of Memorial Day (U.S.) weekend in May at Mountain Music Jamboree, 9331 Hwy 16. Advanced registration recommended. Register early for savings. Web site: http://www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org.

Greensboro: The Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers sponsor a dance on the third Saturday (but not always) of each month at The Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd. Admission is only $8, or $6 for full-time students under age 25, unless otherwise specified. Lessons at 7:30. Dancing from 8:000pm - 11:00pm. For more info call or email Cynthia Stewart at 336-760-0856. The Grange is located on Guilford School Road off of Lindley Rd. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. This is absolutely necessary to dance. Web site: http://feetretreat.com/FiddleBow/public/home.cfm.

Greensboro - Guilford College: Contra Dance at Guilford College hosted by: Fancy Feet @ Guilford College at Dana Auditorium at Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave. One other useful tidbit is that no bags or bottles will be allowed in the auditorium. Water fountains are nearby. Web site (maybe): http://www.guilford.edu.

Greensboro - Electric Camel Contra: Electric Camel Contra presents first Saturday contra dances at the Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd from 7:00pm - 10:30pm. Beginner workshop at 7:10PM. Dance at 7:30PM. Evening's music may vary including Electroflow and Electrotrad. Admission: $8 general, $5 students. Contact: electriccamelcontra@gmail.com Web site: http://electriccamelcontra.org/.

Greensboro - Electric Camel Contra - Musicians' Workshop: Electric Camel Contra is...pleased to present a Contra Dance Musicians Workshop to musicians interested in learning more about how to play for contra dancing. A unique workshop covering the skills, tricks and techniques that create a fulfilling contra dance experience for all involved. After the workshop, they will lead a band made up of workshop participants for an evening contra dance open to the public at the Guilford Grange in Greensboro! Workshop is from 10:30am-5:00pm. Cost: $25 with a limited number of scholarship slots available. To register, contact electriccamelcontra@gmail.com, but please check the web site for details before doing so. Web site: http://facebook.com/ElectricCamelContra.

Greensboro - Rowdy: About Rowdy Contra Dances: Beginners are encouraged for instant fun! No partner necessary. Scent and alcohol-free. Casual attire, soft-soled shoes. Rowdy Contra Dances are a dip-free zone where good vibes and kinetic energy flow and all are welcome. Beginner Workshop: 7:00PM. Contra Dance: 7:30PM. Sliding Scale donation $0-15, suggested $8 general, $5 students, first time free! Scholarships available - contact electriccamelcontra@gmail.com for details! Location: Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC Web site: http://electriccamelcontra.org//a>.

Greensboro - National Multiple Sclerosis Society Benefit: The Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers sponsors a special at The Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd. Free with your donation to NMSS (suggested donation of $10/person). All proceeds go to the NC chapter of NMSS and donations are 100% tax deductible. Lessons at 7:30. Dancing from 8:000pm - 11:00pm. For more info call or email Cynthia Stewart at 336-760-0856. The Grange is located on Guilford School Road off of Lindley Rd. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. This is absolutely necessary to dance. Web site: http://feetretreat.com/FiddleBow/public/home.cfm.

Greensboro - Green Living Arts Festival: Contra Dancing at the Green Living Arts Festival in the Courtyard of the Creative Center, 900 16th St, Greensboro, NC. Set-up at 1:45pm. Rowdy Contra Dance demo at 2:15pm with current participants in the contra dance community, followed by one or two easy dances for all who will join! Please RSVP to electriccamelcontra@gmail.com for playing and dancing! About the Green Living Arts Festival: This free, family-friendly event will feature: The Rabbit Collective, OneStringOver, hoop dancers, singers, multi-cultural dancers, drummers, "green living" displays, demos and instruction, healing artists, green art activities, and vendors selling eco-friendly crafts, art, books, massages, organic foods, produce, plants and much more. A reception for the Visions of Peace Exhibit will follow the event. Sponsored by: Resources for Artful Living (REAL) and The Sierra Club. Call 336-686-4806, for more information. Rain date: Sunday, April 28. Directions: Sixteenth St. is one block south of Cone Blvd, between N. Church and Yanceyville Streets. Web site: http://www.thecreativecenter.net.

Greenville: The Folk Arts Society of Greenville and the ECU Folk & Country Dancers sponsor contra dances on the 2nd Saturday of the month (September - November; January - April) in the Greenville Masonic Temple, 1104 S. Charles Street, between 10th and 14th Streets, near East Coast Video. Admission is: $5 {students}, $6 {FASG members}, $8 {public}. Web site: http://www.fasgnc.org or http://www.ecu.edu/org/ecufolk/Home.html.

Happy Valley: There's a barn dance at the Jone Family Farm on Hwy 268 in Happy Valley from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. This event is free of charge. Built in 1909, the barn is approximately 8 miles past Patterson School on Hwy 268. Web site: None.

Hendersonville - Farm City Day: This day-long event features both urban and rural displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children's activities, games, wagon rides, displays, demonstrations, tractor pull and plenty of food. Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo and animal demonstrations. Web site: http://www.hendersoncountync.org/travelhvl/farm_city_day.htm.

Hendersonville - Street Dances: Put on your dancing shoes for some good toe tapping music, where there is a dance area in front of the stage. The dances will be held every Monday evening for several weeks during the summer at the Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street. The Street Dance comes alive with people square dancing and clogging to a band playing traditional bluegrass music. Special appearances by area clogging teams make for a entertaining, foot stomping evening. At 6:30 PM, the caller will teach audience members some basic square dancing. Music and dancing from 7:00-9:00PM. Seating area opens after 5:30, early admission is prohibited. Please leave your pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages or coolers allowed. In case of inclement weather the dance will be postponed until 8:00PM; if the weather does not cooperate by 8:00PM the performance will be cancelled. Web site: http://www.hendersoncountync.org/travelhvl/street_dances.htm

High Point: Rowdy Contra Dances on various Thursdays at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 108 W Farriss Ave, High Point, NC. 7pm-7:30pm Beginner Lesson; 7:30pm-9:30pm Rowdy Contra Dance! Admission: $7 General, $5 Students, First time: FREE! Web site: http://electriccamelcontra.org/.

Hillsborough - Down Yonder Farm: On various dates to be determined: one or two open calling dances at the Down Yonder Farm Music Building (about 4 miles north of Pleasant Green, near Hillsborough, NC). These dances will be a chance for new and developing and experienced callers to call a dance or two (depending on how many callers we have). They will likely be held on a Sunday afternoon/early evening. There is no admission charge, but I ask that you bring some money for the band ($3 suggested). If this is successful, I hope to have one of these dances 4-6 times a year. Please let me know if you are planning to come email jamitch3 at mindspring.com so that I can have a general count on number of dancers. If you're interseted in calling, please also let me know. Please let me know if you would be interested in calling more than one dance if we don't have a full slate of callers. I will send out directions as folks reply. If you might be interested in calling for one of these, please let me know. Contact: Jack Mitchell at jamitch3 at mindspring.com. Web site: None.

Hillsborough - Central Orange Senior Center: Dances on 1st Fridays (generally at the Center, 515 Meadowland Drive next to the SportsPlex. Dance in a beautiful air conditioned ballroom!!! 7:00: Newcomer's Instruction; 7:30-10:30 pm: Contra Dance. Admission: $8. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org.

Hillsborough - Callers' Workshop: Callers Workshop and Brunch, from 10:30 - 1:30 at the home of Doug and Colleen Joyce (near Hillsborough) Registration required (register here: workshop) Questions: Email jack_mitchell@mindspring.com - Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org.

Hillsborough - Callers' Collective: Please join us for a caller's collective afternoon dance. Callers and folks interested in calling, this event is a casual setting for you to try out your first dance or experiment with how to teach or call dances you are working on. Dancers, it'll be a relaxed afternoon of dancing in a cozy music room on a farm! *Date & time:* Sunday, Feb 24, 3 PM to 6 PM. please, don't be afraid to show up at 2:45! *Location:* Down Yonder Farm Music Room, 811 Lipscomb Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 *Admission:* Your smiling self + something to chip in for the band. *Day-of contact phone:* Jack Mitchell, 919-260-8580; *Questions?* Email eileen.thorsos@gmail.com or call 919-419-1174. You can also RSVP on the facebook event or please drop Eileen or Jack (jamitch3@mindspring.com) a note or RSVP on the facebook page so that we have an idea of how many people to expect. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/521966211156973.

Hot Springs - Bluff Mountain Festival: is presented by the Madison County Arts Council is a one day festival held at the Hot Springs Spa and Resort music traditional and bluegrass music and a square dance. Web site: http://www.madisoncountyarts.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=164&Itemid=55&year=2012&month=06&day=09&title=bluff-mountain-festival-&uid=982e1d4bfacd082149c669475ffb65a6.

Hot Springs - Waltz: Waltzes starting at 8pm at Sunswept Farm. Potluck dinner starts at 6pm. Waltz lesson with Jamie Sparks at 7:30. The event is open to the public, with optional overnight tent camping. $5-$10 sliding scale fee for the dance, $5 suggested for the lesson (plus donation for overnight camping). The farm is located at 444 Beasley Cove Road, Hot Springs, NC 28743. There will be limited parking so please do your best to carpool! Web site: None.

Jackson: Contra Dance at the Barkers Creek Community Building from 3:00pm-5:30pm. Contra dancing will begin at 3 p.m. There will also be a potluck dinner following the contra dance, starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish, plate, cup, cutlery and a water bottle. The dance is free. Participants are encouraged to make a contribution toward the cost of renting the hall. No previous experience with contra dancing is required and all dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. There will also be a short beginners' workshop at the start of the dance. No partner is required. Local musicians will play music for all the dances. Local musicians are invited to sit in with the band, to jam and learn how to play music for dancing. The Barkers Creek Community Center is located at milepost 79 on U.S. 441 three miles north of Dillsboro. Coming from Sylva, make a U-turn just past milepost 79 to get in the southbound lanes. Information about the dance is available from Ron Arps by email at ronandcathy71@frontier.net. Web site: None.

Jacksonville - Onslow County Farmers Market: Dances at Onslow County Farmers Market, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, NC. Farmer's Market Building, behind the Onslow Government Complex/Senior Center on Richlands Hwy. (just before the light at Pony Farm Rd and Tar Landing Baptist Church.) Dances will be held on the 1st Friday of each month. Concessions are available for your eating and drinking pleasure! Time: 7pm-10pm. Web site: http://www.kingsfriendmusic.com/contradance.php.

Lake Junaluska - Smoky Mountain Folk Festival: features two nights of the finest traditional Southern Appalachian music and dance on Labor Day (U.S.) weekend in late August/early September at the Stuart Auditorium. Web site: http://www.smokymountainfolkfestival.com/.

Leicester - Randall Glen Contrafest: One-day dance festival at Randall Glen, 96 Randall Cove Rd., Leicester, NC 28748 from noon to 9pm. Give us a call at 828-683-5758 to get tickets in advance, or just come on out. Advance tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $15. Kids 12 to 16 are half price and kids under 12 are free. And for you Early Birds there's a special price-from March 1 to April 1, tickets are just $9! Dancing plus a number of other events during the day. Web site: http://www.randallglen.com.

Lenoir: Contra dancing on the 3rd Friday of the month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Sister Futs Cafe on Main Street. Web site: http://www.ffutsandcompany.com/f.futsmusiclineup.html.

Mars Hill - Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week: is held at Mars Hill College each year in June with a program that emphasizes music with a little dancing. Web site: http://www.mhc.edu/oldtimemusic/.

Mebane: An afternoon advanced dance, a potluck dinner and a concert. Located at 3222 Henderson Field Road, Mebane, NC, (actually on the Saxapahaw border, about 12 miles west of Chapel Hill, NC). Space is limited so please call (919-304-4146) or e-mail (StephenS@restorationwoodworks.com) for reservations. Schedule Dance: 3:00pm-6:00pm, Potluck: 6:00pm, Concert: 7:30pm. Suggested donation: $7 for the dance, $15 for the concert, $20 for both. Web site: None.

Mebane - Henderson Field Dance Weekend and Party: Informal weekend in mid-late May at Stephen Stiebel's House, 3222 Henderson Field Rd., Mebane, NC 27302. $75 for the whole weekend including 3 meals on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday. Potluck on Friday Night Call 919-304-4146. Contact: StephenS@RestorationWoodworks.com.

Mebane - Special: An evening dance, a potluck dinner and a concert. Located at 3222 Henderson Field Road, Mebane, NC, (actually on the Saxapahaw border, about 12 miles west of Chapel Hill, NC). Space is limited so please call (919-304-4146) or e-mail (StephenS@restorationwoodworks.com) for reservations. Web site: None.

Mills River - True Nature Country Fair: One event in this "celebration of life in connection with the earth" in late September is a dance. Web site: http://www.organicgrowersschool.org/events.html.

Morgantown: Hello dancin' friends! Free contra dance from 8pm-11pm, Hope you can make it! It's at the Morganton Community House (120 N. King Street, Morganton, NC). Message me (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013483715) if you have any questions. Web site: None.

Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention: Two-day music (and some dance) festival held in early June at Veterans Memorial Park, 631 West Lebanon Street. Web site: http://www.mtairyfiddlersconvention.com/.

New Bern - Centenary United: Dancing Bear Productions present dances in the Fellowship Hall, Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 New Street. No prior experience required. You don't need a partner, just bring cool clothes, comfortable low shoes, and a smile! Introductory lesson at 7:00; dances called from 7:30 Admission: $7 general, $5 for full-time students; $20 per family for large families. With support from Down East Folk Arts Society. For information, call Simon Spalding at 252-636-1256. Web site: None.

New Bern - Craven Community College: Dances at the Student Center of Craven Community College at 800 College Court, off Glenburnie Rd. No prior experience required. You don't need a partner, just bring cool clothes, comfortable low shoes, and a smile! Introductory lesson at 7:00pm; dances called from 7:30pm until 10:00pm. Admission: $7 general, $5 for full-time students; $20 per family for large families. With support from Down East Folk Arts Society and the Craven Community College Forum Club. For information, call Simon Spalding at 252-636-1256 or fullersteaching@yahoo.com. Web site: None.

New Bern - Christ Episcopal Church: Dances at the Ministry Center of Christ Episcopal Church at 311 Middle Street. No prior experience required. You don't need a partner, just bring cool clothes, comfortable low shoes, and a smile! Introductory lesson at 7:00pm; dances called from 7:30pm until 10:00pm. Admission: $7 general, $5 for full-time students; $20 per family for large families. With support from Down East Folk Arts Society and the Craven Community College Forum Club. For information, call Simon Spalding at 252-636-1256 or fullersteaching@yahoo.com. Web site: None.

Pine Knolls Shores - Bogue Banks Boogie Retreat is a two-day dance week over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day on the shore sponsored by the Cape Fear Contra Dancers for experienced and advanced contra dancers. Register in advance. Web site: http://www.wilmingtoncontradance.info/.

Pleasant Garden: Guilford College Fancy Feet is sponsoring a dance at Hodgin Valley Farm (561 Hodgin Valley Farm Rd, Pleasant Garden, NC. The dance starts at 7:30pm and ends at 10:30pm and admission is free. Web site: None.

Raleigh - North Carolina State University: Dances on third (generally) Saturdays. Location: The Ballroom in the Talley Student Center. Beginners' lesson at 6:30pm; dance from 7pm to 10pm. $6 for students and faculty (ID); $8 for all others. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/ or http://groups.google.com/group/contra-club or http://www.contradanceswithwolves.org/.

Raleigh - North Carolina State University - Benefit Dance: Special benefit dance for SWEAT (Students Working in the Environment for Active Transformation). Lesson: 8:30pm Dance: 9:00pm to midnight. Cost: $5. At the Great Hall on the NC State campus. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Raleigh - Even Exchange Dance Theater Benefit: Family FUNDraiser and Party! Benefit dance for Even Exchange Dance Theater. Children's activities and Prizes Snacks and Drinks available for purchase. For information: 919-828-2377 or email: eedt(AT)bellsouth(DOT)net. Time: 6:30-9:00. Cost: $9 or $30 for group of 4. At Arts Together, 114 St. Mary's Street. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org/.

Raleigh - Callers' Workshop: Full weekend callers workshop with Lisa Greenleaf covering a wide variety of topics related to calling -- prompting, teaching, programming, matching dances to music, and much more. The workshop will run Friday evening, Saturday all day, and have a Sunday wrap up session Saturday evening will be a dance at which workshop participants will be the callers. Where: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, NC -- specific location to be determined. Cost: Around $50-$75, scholarships available. In order to attend the course you must: -Be familiar with the AABB structure of contra dance music -Know the difference between a jig and a reel -Know how to cue the first figure off of four potatoes -Know how and when to signal the band to go out -Have called at least 3 contras in a real dance setting (individual dances, not evenings). Some dances sponsor open mics or new callers' nights, and some callers are willing to allow new callers to call one dance during an evening. Or you can get a bunch of friends together and host a dance party, but it needs to be to live music. -Have a repertoire of at least 3 dances you know and feel comfortable teaching and calling. -Attend contra dances regularly so that you are familiar with the moves, the culture and the music. -Be prepared to receive and incorporate feedback, even if you have a lot of calling experience. PRE REGISTRATION DEADLINE May 3 Please return this information with a check for your registration fee to: Callers' Workshop, c/o Jack Mitchell, 109 E. Maynard Ave Durham, NC 27704. Name:, Address:, Telephone: Email: Please describe your calling experience (Lisa asks that all participants have called at least 2-3 dances - individual dances, not full evenings - with live musicians and live dancers): For more information, contact Jack Mitchell at jamitch3 at mindspring.com or download: http://www.indigo-logix.com/jack/Workshop/2010WorkshopwithLisaGreenleaf.doc Web site: None.

Raleigh - Pine Cone - Square Dance: Square Dance from 7pm to 10pm at the Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St. Tickets on sale now-call 919-832-3775. $8 PineCone members & City Museum members; $10 general public. The evening will feature simple square and round dances (not Western or contra). (Also note: please NO tap shoes!). New and inexperienced dancers are welcome, and no partners are necessary. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Web site: http://www.pinecone.org.

Raleigh - North Carolina State University Orchestras Benefit: The Raleigh Civic Symphony Association is hosting a contra dance. This is a fund-raising event; all proceeds benefit the orchestras at NC State University. The contra dance is a couples folk dancing tradition that began in New England and subsequently spread through all of North America. The dance figures are similar to those used in square dancing, but it also has many similarities with line dancing. NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. We will have a caller who will teach all of the dances - the only thing you need is a willingness to have fun. This is a family-oriented event for people of all ages. Tell your friends, wear comfortable clothes (soft shoes), and let's have some fun !! Dance is from 7:30PM - 10:30PM at the West Raleigh Presbyterian Church (lower level), 27 Horne Street, Raleigh, NC 27607. Students $5, Non-students $10. Tickets available at the door or by calling 919-782-1628. Light refreshments and snacks will be available at the break. No perfumes or colognes, please! Web site: http://raleighcivicsymphony.org.

Red Springs - Flora MacDonald Ball: is held in October with Scottish dances and contra dances. Web site: http://www.floramacdonaldball.com.

River Highlands: Family Square Dance and Old-Time Music Pickin' Party. Free! Arrive any time after 1:00 PM; Dance 2:30 - 5:00 PM. Old-Time jamming into the night. At the barn at River Highlands. Directions below. Bring food and make a picnic of it. There's a gas grill available, if you want to cook something. Also, water on site. Please email Ira at IraTenToe@aol.com for further info. Or call him at 828-301-7501. Web site: None.

Saluda - Blue Ridge Contra Dancers: Blue Ridge Contra Dancers invite you to join them for adance at Party Place, Friendship Church Road, Saluda. NC Take exit 59 off I-26, turn toward Saluda and take the first left onto Howard Gap Road. Party Place is a fabulous 12,000 square foot dance facility with hardwood floors, refreshment bar and great sound system. Lesson at 7:00 and dance from 7:30 to 10:00. $9 for adults, $5 under 18. For more information or to join the mail list BlueRidgeContra@icloud.com - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148518128640974/.

Saluda - Blue Ridge Contra Dancers _ Lessons: Blue Ridge Contra Dancers invite you to lessons for an hour and a half each evenng with a caller/teacher and a fiddle player at the Saluda Center at 64 Greenville Street in Saluda. We'll take donations to pay for the caller. The fiddler is giving his time. Lessons will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 or so. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148518128640974/.

Saxapahaw - Triangle Country Dancers - Member Appreciation Dance: At the Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw NC 27340. 12:30 to 1:30... Waltzing to recorded music 2:00 to 5:00... Contra Dance to Community Band and Callers' Collective 5:00 to 6:15... Business Meeting 6:15 to 7:30... Check site for potluck and other information. Web site: http://www.tcdancers.org.

Saxapahaw - Electric Camel: At the Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw NC 27340. 3:30pm - 4:30pm potluck; 4:30pm - 7:00pm contra dance. Admission: $9 general, $7 TCD members. Contact electriccamelcontra@gmail.com for information about volunteer positions. Web site: None.

Saxapahaw - Electric Camel - Musicians' Workshop: At the Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw NC 27340. 12:30pm to 4:00pm. $20. Contact electriccamelcontra@gmail.com for information. Web site: None.

Saxapahaw - Squares - Treehuggers Ball: A benefit for Croatan Earth First and the Fight Against Fracking. Silent auction, cake walk, square dance. $10-$20 sliding square and $5 for kids under 16. Location: The Paperhand Puppet Intervention Studio, 6079 Swepsonville Saxapahaw Road, Saxapahaw, NC. Doors open at 7:30pm. Dance at 8:00pm. Web site: http://croatanearthfirst.com/.

Shelby - Art of Sound Foot o' the Hills Music Festival: The Cleveland County Arts Council presents the Festival in October each year in Uptown Shelby. A variety of musicians and groups performed in several different venues with music and fun for everyone. Web site: http://www.ccartscouncil.org/artofsound/.

Silk Hope - Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Fall: is a multi-day music and dance festival held in October. Register in advance for savings. Web site: http://www.shakorihills.org/.

Silk Hope - Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival - Spring: is a multi-day music and dance festival held in April. Register in advance for savings. Web site: http://www.shakorihills.org/.

Silk Hope - Hoppin' John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention: is a two-day music and dance festival held in September. Register in advance for savings. Web site: http://www.hoppinjohn.org/.

Sugar Grove: The Boone Country Dancers host their dances in the winter at the Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove. New dancers workshop at 7:30 PM, Dance starts at 8:00 PM, Admission is $7, $5 for high school students, 12 years old and under get in free. Please wear soft-soled shoes when dancing at the Old Cove Creek School. For more information, call Bob Oelberg at 828-264-4297 or John Pertalion at 828-265-0518. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/.

Sugar Grove - Playhouse Family Music Festival: Annual Friday/Saturday music festival in August with a contra dance on Friday night at the Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove. The dance starts with a Beginner's Workshop and Family dance from 7:30 pm to 9:00 and a "Grown Ups" dance from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. There is a music performance and dinner before the dance. The Old Cove Creek School is just off Old 421 in Sugar Grove. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for kids. Web site: http://www.goplayhouse.org.

Sugar Grove - Musicians and Callers Workshop: If you've ever thought about calling or playing for a contra dance, here's a fun and supportive way to learn in your own community. The Callers' workshop will draw on Southern and other dance traditions and will be appropriate for first-time callers who have never called or for more experienced callers looking for ways to lead community dances. The Musicians Workshop addresses how musicians play for dances, how to choose tunes and tempos for various dances, how to work with a caller, use a sound system, and generally enhance the community dance. Potluck after the workshops, before the Saturday dance starts up. Cost: $20.00 with scholarships available Location: Old Cove Creek School Gym. Time: 1:00 - 6:00 PM with Potluck following. Bring a dish to share and a plate and eating utensil so we don't have a bunch of paper plates to throw out. Questions? Please contact M Mueller at 828-963-6025. We also need dancers to dance for these workshops from 4pm - 6pm, so the workshop attendees can try out their new skills. So dancers who are up for a little experimentation, come out early at 4:00 and also join in on the potluck. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/.

Swannonoa - Old Farmers' Ball: is held each Thursday at Bryson Gym on the Warren Wilson College campus at 8:00pm (beginners' session 7:30pm). Also there is Beyond Beginners Sessions! Same time as the beginner session (7:30, before the dance), but aimed at those who are... beyond beginners! Admission is $6. For more information, call the Thursday Dance Hot-Line at (828) 258-4809. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/.

Swannanoa - Summer Soireé: The Summer Soireé is held at Warren Wilson College, just west of Asheville with workshops and dancing. http://www.ashevillecontra.com.

Swannanoa - Celtic Week: The Fiddle Week is one of several weeks occurring at Warren Wilson College during the summer. As part of the week there are classes in ceili dancing and Irish step dancing and some of the instructors also play at contra dances or play music played at contra dances. In addition, there will probably be a dance one night and the Old Farmers' Ball holds a dance on campus on the Thursday of the week. Web site: http://www.swangathering.org/.

Swannanoa - Fiddle Week: The Fiddle Week is one of several weeks occurring at Warren Wilson College during the summer. While dancing is not a significant component, some of the instructors also play at contra dances or play music played at contra dances and the Old Farmers' Ball holds a dance on campus on the Thursday of the week. Web site: http://www.swangathering.org/.

Swannanoa - Guitar Week: The Guitar Week is one of several weeks occurring at Warren Wilson College during the summer. While dancing is not a significant component, some of the instructors also play at contra dances or play music played at contra dances and the Old Farmers' Ball holds a dance on campus on the Thursday of the week. Web site: http://www.swangathering.org/.

Swannanoa - Old-Time Music and Dance Week: The Old-Time Music and Dance Week is one of several weeks occurring at Warren Wilson College during the summer. Dancing classes include buck and clog dancing and square dancing and calling. Some of the instructors also play at contra dances or play music played at contra dances and the Old Farmers' Ball holds a dance on campus on the Thursday of the week. Web site: http://www.swangathering.org/.

Swannanoa - Traditional Song Week: The Traditional Song Week is one of several weeks occurring at Warren Wilson College during the summer. While dancing is not a significant component, some of the instructors also play at contra dances or play music played at contra dances and the Old Farmers' Ball holds a dance on campus on the Thursday of the week. Web site: http://www.swangathering.org/.

Swannanoa - Old Farmer's Ball - New Year's Eve: The Old Farmer's Ball holds an annual New Year's Eve Dance. Web site: http://www.oldfarmersball.com/.

Swannanoa - CDSS Dance: at the Swannanoa 4-H Center. For directions, see: http://www.swan4h.com. Admission: $1 plus a potluck dish. Dinner at 6:30; dancing afterwards. Open band and open mic. Web site: None.

Swannanoa - One Hot Summer Night: A one night event, part of but separate from Summer Soireé. Dance at 8:00pm in the Pavilion and then a techno contra dance at midnight. Web site: http://www.ashevillecontra.com/.

Sylva: On second Sundays, contra dancing begins at 2:30pm and goes until 5:00pm at the in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library. Potluck from 5pm to 6pm. The dance is free. Participants are encouraged to make a contribution toward the cost of renting the hall. No previous experience with contra dancing is required and all dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. There will also be a short beginners' workshop at the start of the dance. No partner is required. Local musicians will play music for all the dances. Local musicians are invited to sit in with the band, to jam and learn how to play music for dancing. Please bring a covered dish, plate, cup and cutlery. Information about the dance is available from Ron Arps by email: ronandcathy71@verizon.net Web site: None.

Sylva - Senior Center: Contra dance from 2:30-5 p.m. at the new Senior Center in Sylva. This dance will be a fundraiser for the Community Table. Dancers are encouraged to get sponsors to pledge a donation for each dance they will do during the afternoon. Sponsor pledge forms are available from Ron Arps at ronandcathy71@frontier.net. There will be a silent auction and raffle of locally-made handcrafts. Donations will be used for the renovation of the former Golden Age Club in Sylva, which will soon be the new home of the Community Table. No previous experience with contra dancing is required and all dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. There will also be a short beginners' workshop at the start of the dance. Some dances for children as well as a waltz or two will also be included in the program. No partner is required. Local musicians will play music for all the dances. Local musicians are invited to sit in with the band, to jam and learn how to play music for dancing. There will be a potluck dinner following the contra dance, starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, plate, cup and cutlery and a water bottle. Information about the dance and the fundraiser is available from Arps at 828.586.5478. Web site: None.

Sylva - Squares - Benefit for Jackson County Farmers Market: 6pm - 8pm - Silent Auction; 7pm - 9pm - Appalachian style square dance. Location: Downtown Sylva 492 West Main Street near Lucky's Barber Shop and Jones Country Store. Web site: http://jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org/.

Todd: Dances on various Fridays and Saturdays at the Todd Mercantile in downtown Todd. Todd is off Hwy 194 between Boone and West Jefferson. Dance starts at 7:30, Admission $5.00, Children FREE. For more information call Emile at 336-877-5401 or Cecil at 828-262-1953. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/obd.html#todd.

Tryon: Dance at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 150 Melrose Avenue. Admission: $5 - for single; $10 - for couple; $15 - for families. Doors open at 6:30pm with introductory step instruction. Dancing from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. No partner necessary - only willingness to have fun and support HCEC youth projects. Web site: http://www.holycrosstryon.org.

Tryon - Blue Ridge Contra Dance: The Blue Ridge Contra Dancers and Tryon Downtown Development Authority invite you to dance at Sunnydale, 334 S. Trade Street on Hwy 176 in Tryon, NC. Beginner lessons at 6:30pm. Dancing from 7pm-9:30pm. No partner needed. Donation of $8. For more information, please send an email to BlueRidgeContra@icloud.com - Web site: None.

Valle Crucis: The Boone Country Dancers host their dances in the spring and summer in the Apple Barn at the Valle Crucis Conference Center. New dancers workshop at 7:30 PM, Dance starts at 8:00 PM, Admission is $7, $5 for high school students, 12 years old and under get in free. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/.

Valle Crucis - Contra 101: Contra 101, a free, in-depth workshop for contra dance beginners and experienced dancers who wish to fine-tune their dance skills. The Boone Country Dancers will offer this free, three-hour workshop at the Apple Barn in Valle Crucis from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Adults, teens, and children are welcome. No pre-registration is required. This workshop is to help maintain and improve the skill of dancers in the Boone dance community by discussing, and demonstrating: a) Importance of listening, timing, and grace (gentle strength) in dancing; b) Barriers common to smooth and joyful movement; c) Challenges of creative, individual movement within the collective structure; d) Reasons why people contra dance. The workshop will be relaxed but meaningful with a healthy balance of discussion and dancing. Not only are beginners welcome, but also experienced dancers who wish more in depth training in the art of contra dance. Wear comfortable shoes with minimal tread. Participants are encouraged to attend the entire session. However, if that is not possible, it is preferred that people who cannot stay the whole time be there for the beginning orientation at 3:00pm. Late arrivals will have to join in on the workshop in-progress. Planning to attend? That's great! Do you have friends who are interested in or curious about contra dance, but haven't made the leap to attending a dance? Please forward this email to them and encourage them to attend. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the evening contra dance at 8 pm. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/.

Valle Crucis - Thursday: The Boone Country Dancers host some dances on Thursdays at the Apple Barn at the Valle Crucis Conference Center. Dances are from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and include Contras, Quadrilles, Waltzes and Triplets. Admission is $7, $5 for high school students, 12 years old and under get in free. Web site: http://www.boonecountrydancers.org/.

Valle Crucis - Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser: Benefit dance at the Apple Barn at the Valle Crucis Conference Center. Cost is $5.00, 12 years old and under get in free. All proceeds will benefit Watauga Habitat for Humanity. Please call 828-268-9545 with any questions. Web site: None.

Valle Crucis - Oasis Fundraiser: A.P.E. Contra Dance and Barbeque To Benefit OASIS including a dessert walk with Stick Boy treats and Bandanas. Event is from 1pm to 5pm. at The Apple Barn, Valle Crucis. Tickets are $13 in advance and available at the Original Mast Store in Valle Crucis; $15 Day of the Dance. Admission $5 & $7 Dancing Only*. The Valle Crucis girls of *A.P.E.* are throwing this shindig! Ages 10-13, they spend their time raising money to support, Animals, People and The Environment. They are putting on this event of their own accord and encouraging adults and other kids who love to dance and those who believe in the mission of OASIS to come and have an afternoon of fun for a good cause. All proceeds will go to Oasis. Web site: http://www.oasisinc.org.

Washington: Dances at the Beaufort County Arts Council Building, 108 Gladden Street. Web site: http://www.beaufortcountyartscouncil.org.

Waynesville: Dances from 2:00 pm to 4:30pm fourth Sundays in the beautiful ballroom of The Gateway Club, 37 Church Street, Waynesville. Admission $5. Web site: http://www.thegatewayclub.com/.

Waynesville - Squares: Dances are held Friday evenings, 6:30-9:00 pm, in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse. The Main Street area, immediately in front of the courthouse, is closed to traffic and parking at 5:00 pm. Instead of the usual cars, attendees will find a stage, bleachers, and asphalt covered with a thick dusting of corn meal to create a dance area. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, limited bleacher seating is available. Bring your dancin' shoes but please leave pets at home as they are not allowed by Town ordinance. Light refreshments are available at the venue for purchase and downtown restaurants are open for dinner. Lively instructions are given by master of ceremonies and dance caller, Joe Sam Queen, who throughout the evening teaches audience members some basic square dancing in the traditional Appalachian style. Each night features a bluegrass band, performances by a local clogging team, and intermission entertainment by The Trantham Family. Web site: http://downtownwaynesville.com/calendar.html.

Weaverville - Squares - Jack of Hearts: Free Community Square Dance from 8-11pm every first Thursday at Jack Of Hearts Pub at 10 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787. Open to all, including total square dance beginners. All dances are taught and called, and no partner is necessary. Great live music and a spirited dance scene at a sweet local bar! And it's all free, so you know we're doing it because we love it. Web site: http://jackofheartspub.com/.

Wilkesboro - MerleFest: is held at the Wilkes Community College in late April each year with a wide variety of music and dance. Web site: http://www.merlefest.org/MerleFestCMS/default.aspx.

Wilmington - Tuesday: The Cape Fear Contra Dancers sponsors dances in Wilmington at the 5th Avenue United Methodist Church in downtown Wilmington on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. They ask for a donation of $5.00. For further information email them or call 910-270-3363. Web site: http://www.wilmingtoncontradance.info/.

Wilmington - Saturday: The Cape Fear Contra Dancers sponsors dances in Wilmington at the 5th Avenue United Methodist Church in downtown Wilmington on one Saturday of each month from 7:30pm to 11:00pm from September to May (except for December). We ask for a donation of $7.00 from CFCD members, $10.00 from non-members, and $5.00 for students with an ID. For further information contact@wilmingtoncontradance.info">email them or call 910-270-3363. Web site: http://www.wilmingtoncontradance.info/.

Wilmington - Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival: Mostly music festival in mid-September with a little contra and/or square dancing. Web site: http://www.coastalbluegrassfestival.org/.

Winston-Salem: The Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers sponsor a dance every Tuesday night in Winston-Salem from 8pm until 10:30pm at the beautiful Vintage Theatre. The Vintage is a renovated church with a wonderful wooden floor and lots of space for dancing. It is located at the corner of Vintage Street and South Main Street, 7 Vintage Avenue. [Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers are being asked to vacate the Vintage Theatre by July 31, 2012.} All dances are $7 / $5 for full time students under 25 unless otherwise specified. Bring clean, soft soled shoes. This is absolutely necessary to dance.Web site: http://feetretreat.com/FiddleBow/public/home.cfm.

Winston-Salem - Magnolia Baroque Festival: While mostly a festival of baroque music, it does include an evening of traditional baroque and mountain contra dances at 7:30pm at Krankies Coffee (downtown Winston-Salem), 211 East 3rd Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Web site: http://www.magnoliabaroque.com.

Winston-Salem - ContraCare Fest/Benefit for Charlie Cook: Event from 12:30-6:30pm (Beginner's lesson at 2pm) in the Gray Auditorium of Old Salem's Visitor's Center, 900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. This is a fundraiser to help ease the burden of Charlie Cook's medical expenses after his accident last August. Come out and show support for a member of our contra community! We will be having a silent auction, for which we need donations (What will YOU donate? Get Creative!) Also, we will be raffling off a handmade quilt from The Thread Bear Quilt Shop and an acoustic, 6-string Rogue guitar. Please bring a healthy snack for our snack table to share. *Suggested donation $5 for students, $8-20 regular admission, no donation is too large! Donations through HelpHOPElive are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. And a very special shout out to our wonderful sponcers: The Thread Bear Quilt Shop, 333 North Main Street, Walnut Cove. Keep a lookout for more details to come! More info on the Charlie's ContraCare Fest including photos of silent auction items may be found here: http://charliescontracarefest.blogspot.com/ Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/131982006976194/.


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