Come to the next contra dance!
Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.
Date: Friday February 24
Location: Reality Center
Description: Two of the most experienced traditional musicians in the Triangle, and one of the newest, will provide a fresh, lively sound to get our feet moving. Fiddler Mara Shea is a virtuoso of Celtic music who has lent her talents to a slew of the best traditional music groups in the country. Dean Herington is an amazingly versatile local musician who plays piano, clarinet, and sax, and is a founding member of Footloose. Jared made his TCD debut earlier this year, and his percussion work will keep feet flying across the floor. George Segebade will provide the teaching and calling to make this dance a success.
Caller: George Segebade
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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.
CulBlu's contra dance videos created by Dequan Powell