Community contra dances

for kids, teens and grownups of all ages!

For more information please contact Ruth at 967-9917, or e-mail us here.

Our community dances are an all-volunteer effort. We especially need your help at the dance with set-up, staffing the greeting table, and clean-up; and in advance with gathering door prizes and spreading the word through flyers, e-mails, etc. If you can help out, please contact Ruth at 967-9917, or e-mail us here.

When Where What
November 22
Church of the Advocate Community dance - The dance will be at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate, at 8410 Merin Road, at the intersection of Merin Road and Homestead Road (next to the railroad tracks) in north Chapel Hill. (From I40, take exit 266 for NC 86 south. After 1.7 miles on NC 86 south, turn RIGHT onto Homestead Road. Drive .8 miles and Turn RIGHT onto Merin Road, just after you cross the railroad tracks.
Instead of our usual potluck supper we invite you to bring finger-food snacks and desserts. (Facilities for a full meal at this location are limited.)
Come at 6:30, when the dancing will start.
6:30-9:00 Dance, dance, dance!
Break for door prizes, a story or song, and some jokes. We'll have fun and easy circle and line dances earlier, simple contras and squares later. All dances are taught. No experience is necessary. All ages are welcome.
The cost is $5/person or $15/family.
Our community dances are run by volunteers. Please contact Ruth at 919-967-9917, or e-mail, if you can help out.
The dances are sponsored by Triangle Country Dancers.
Music: Live traditional music by The Undertones (Jon Newlin, Amy Davis, and Matt Haney)
Caller: Calling by Laurie Siegel and Ruth Pershing
December 20
Binkley Baptist Church Music: TDB

couple dancing

Teens, tweens, and kids of all ages enjoy dancing to live music and callers including circle dances, square dances, contra dances and just plain playful dances. This series is designed for us all to build a community together—young people, older people and our families. Our regular "community/family contra dances" welcome all ages, and our "community/youth contra dances" are geared a little older, especially for tweens, teens and up.

No experience is necessary because each dance is taught and figures are called throughout the dance. Beginners are celebrated!  Bring your family, your friends, even your grandparents!

Live Music * Prizes * Food * Games * Singing * Fun !

Taking Food Together

Community dances often feature potlucks or special snacks and refreshments as a way to refresh our bodies and get to know one another. If a dance features a potluck, please bring a generous amount of healthy food to keep our energy high. Drinks are provided. Check the schedule to see what is planned for each dance.