Come to the next contra dance!

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

Date: Friday February 12

Location: Carrboro Century Center

Description: For the Ivory Boys, pianist George Paul brings the swing, chords and rhythms of a jazz player; David DiGiuseppe on accordion adds the improvisational melodic fire; and drummer Jim Roberts drives the beat with influences of African, Cuban, rock and jazz grooves.

Music: The Ivory Boys (David diGuiseppe, accordion; George Paul, keyboard; and Jim Roberts, percussion)

Caller: Joy Greenwolfe

Who are we?

Triangle Country Dancers (TCD) is a nonprofit organization which promotes the enjoyment, preservation, and study of contra dancing and other English and American traditional and historic dance, music, and song. TCD is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).

What is contra dance?

Read more about contra dancing.

When do we dance?

Check the schedule.

Other dances

Get involved!

Join the TCD Facebook group. Join the Triangle Contra Yahoo group. Your dance group is a volunteer organization. If you would like to get involved, click here.

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.


"O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?"

- William Butler Yeats, "Among School Children"

"Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing."

- James Brown

"You've gotta' dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth. (And speak from the heart to be heard.)"

- William W. Purkey

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."

-- Hopi Indian saying

"Dancers are the athletes of God."

-- Albert Einstein

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music."

-- George Carlin


Carrboro Commons Documentary Video of TCD: link

NPR's All Things Considered: Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : link


Carrboro Century Center videos.

Reality Center videos.

Pleasant Green videos.

Carrboro Century Center with the Elftones

Reality Center with Swallowtail