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 24

Location: Reality Center

Description: Two of the most experienced traditional musicians in the Triangle, and one of the newest, will provide a fresh, lively sound to get our feet moving. Fiddler Mara Shea is a virtuoso of Celtic music who has lent her talents to a slew of the best traditional music groups in the country. Dean Herington is an amazingly versatile local musician who plays piano, clarinet, and sax, and is a founding member of Footloose. Jared made his TCD debut earlier this year, and his percussion work will keep feet flying across the floor. George Segebade will provide the teaching and calling to make this dance a success.

Music: Mara Shea, Dean Herington, and Jared Kirkpatrick (Mara Shea (link), fiddle, Dean Herington (link), keyboard, and Jared Kirkpatrick, percussion

Caller: George Segebade

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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.

CulBlu's contra dance videos created by Dequan Powell