Come to the next contra dance!

Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Date: Friday October 28

Location: Reality Center

Description: Steamshovel is indeed a dynamic duo in the contra dance world. Roger Gold is one of the finest guitar players on the contra dance circuit, supplying a wonderful combination of intricate melodies, powerful rhythms and big bass sounds, often at the same time! David White’s selections of unique old time tunes – from driving to groovy and “flowy” – as well as several tunes he has created for banjo and fiddle, present a great diversity of tunes for dancing and for Roger to play off of.

Leading the dance will be Jonathan Thielen, who is well-known as a caller and musician in traditional music circles.

Music: SteamShovel (David White, fiddle and banjo, and Roger Gold, guitar and foot percussion)

Caller: Jonathan Thielen


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What is contra dance?

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When do we dance?

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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