Come to the next contra dance!

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

Date: Friday April 28

Location: Reality Center

Description: The Dead Sea Squirrels is a versatile band that plays the traditional music of the American South, both instrumental and vocal, a rich stew of archaic British transplanted ballads; haunting modal tunes and songs, African-rooted rhythms and blues; Cajun waltzes two-steps; Celtic-influenced guitar nuances; and old-time fiddle and banjo tunes – driving and stately, bouncy, quirky and often eerily beautiful. Experienced caller Clinton Ross has a wide variety of dances in his repertoire.

Music: Band is the Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason on fiddle, Henry Yoshimura on guitar, and Paul Boyd on fiddle, banjo), on tour from Melrose, Mass. link

Caller: Clinton Ross


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What is contra dance?

Read more about contra dancing.

When do we dance?

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Other dances

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Media

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:

Videos

Carrboro Century Center videos.

Reality Center videos.

Pleasant Green videos.

CulBlu's contra dance videos created by Dequan Powell