Come to the next contra dance!
Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.
Date: Saturday August 27
Location: NC State
Description: Talley Ballroom, NC State U. campus: If you liked Jim Morrison and Steve Hickman, you can hear them at the first NCSU Contra Club dance of the year, where they will be joined by John Newlin on the guitar. Calling will be Clinton Ross. Lesson at 6:30 pm, Dance 7-10 pm. $8 general admission, $6 students and faculty. link
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- Live music
- No partner necessary
- Beginners welcome
- All dances taught
- Free lesson at 7:30 pm
- Dance 8-11 pm
- Great exercise
- And a national magazine just said contra dancing was No. 1 on its list of awesome to do on a date (without alcohol)! Click here to see the article.
What is contra dance?
Read more about contra dancing.
When do we dance?
Check the schedule.
- Second Fridays at Carrboro Century Center - by TCD
- Fourth and fifth Fridays at Reality Center - by TCD
- Community dances some Saturdays at Binkley Baptist Church - by TCD
- First Saturdays at Carrboro Century Center - by Footloose/Contrazz
- Third Fridays at Carrboro Century Center - by Carolina Song and Dance Association
Become a member!
You can become a Triangle Country Dancers member and save on dance admission. Members save $2 on each dance! Another benefit of membership is our newsletter "The Hey!" which is published 6 times a year. Read more about membership.
Carrboro Commons Documentary Video of TCD: link
NPR's All Things Considered: Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : link
To see a PBS report on contra dancing in Maine, click here.
Whoopin' It Up! Students at the Center for Documentary Studies interview Linda Cooper about contra dance:
Carrboro Century Center videos.
Reality Center videos.
Pleasant Green videos.
Reality Center with The Mighty Babylonians - CulBlu's video is used courtesy of Dequan Powell
Carrboro Century Center with Sassafras Stomp - CulBlu's video is used courtesy of Dequan Powell