Who are we?
Triangle Country Dancers (TCD) is a nonprofit organization which promotes the enjoyment, preservation, and study of contra dancing and other English and American traditional and historic dance, music, and song. TCD is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).
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.
"O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?"
- William Butler Yeats, "Among School Children"
"Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing."
- James Brown
"You've gotta' dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth. (And speak from the heart to be heard.)"
- William W. Purkey
"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."
-- Hopi Indian saying
"Dancers are the athletes of God."
-- Albert Einstein
"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music."
-- George Carlin
Carrboro Commons Documentary Video of TCD: link
NPR's All Things Considered: Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : link
Carrboro Century Center videos.
Reality Center videos.
Pleasant Green videos.
Carrboro Century Center with the Elftones
Reality Center with Swallowtail