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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- 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