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.

Music: Jim Morrison, guitar and fiddle (link1 link2) and Steve Hickman, fiddle and harmonica (link1 link2 link3), Virginia

Caller: Stephanie Marie, link


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What is contra dance?

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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.

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