Come to the next contra dance!
Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.
Date: Friday August 26
Location: Reality Center
Description: On Aug. 26 at the Reality Center in Durham, we will dance to the music of two of the iconic figures of the traditional dance world -- Jim Morrison and Steve Hickman. For decades, Morrison has been one of the top fiddlers and guitarists on the traditional music scene, and one of the major leaders of the traditional dance movement in the U.S. That prominence was underlined when in 2014 he received the Country Dance & Song Society’s Lifetime Contribution Award. Steve Hickman is a world-class fiddler, a master of the hambone percussion method, and a passionate historian. Since the 1970s, he has been the backbone of untold numbers of mid-Atlantic dance bands and has toured internationally with groups such as Childsplay.
The chance to dance to the music of these two great musicians right here in Durham is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Calling: Stephanie Marie of Charlotte.
Caller: Stephanie Marie, 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
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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