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 25

Location: Reality Center

Description: The Deep Valley Drifters make their TCD premiere, but the soaring sound of Ted Ehrhard's fiddle has delighted us often at TCD dances. One of the most evocative performers of clawhammer (drop-thumb) banjo in the modern age, Maria Fairchild brings subtle sophistication to this ancient technique. Triangle favorite Eileen Thorsos does a great job of calling dances that are fun for everyone!

Music: Deep Valley Drifters (Ted Ehrhard, fiddle, and Maria Fairchild, piano, banjo and guitar)

Caller: Eileen Thorsos

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What is contra dance?

Read more about contra dancing.

When do we dance?

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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