Schedule

Our dances are open to the public. You do not need a partner. Members: $8.00, Non-members: $10.00 (cash or check only). Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

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When Where What
Monday
December 12
Carrboro Century Center Rushfest! Contra dancing to recorded music, from Frank Sinatra to Journey to Michael Jackson to Katy Perry. Light! Emily Rush DJ'ing! 7:30 lesson, dancing 8-10:30 pm, $10 general admission, $6 students and discretionary.
Friday
December 16
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Music: The Donnybrook Lads
Caller: Joy Greenwolfe
Saturday
December 17
Binkley Baptist Church Community contra dances for kids, teens and grownups of all ages! Community dance page: link
5:30-6:30 Potluck supper for all - Please bring a generous dish to share. Drinks, plates, and utensils provided.
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 communitydance@tcdancers.org, if you can help out.
Music: Live traditional music by Eileen Regan, Tim Smith, and Jared Kirkpatrick
Caller: Calling by Laurie Siegel and Ruth Pershing
Sunday
December 18
Carrboro Century Center Callers Collective Dance, Triangle Dance Studio, Durham. 2 pm: Calling workshop. 3-6 pm: contra dancing, with live music led by Tyler Johnson, taught and led by local callers, including a program by Kyle Johnston. Donations accepted!
Friday
December 23
Reality Center Fiddle player Gretchen Caverly and master guitarist Austin Murry will energize the Reality Center with their intricate weaving of melody and harmony. Local favorite Ruth Pershing will call.
Music: Austin Murry, guitar, & Gretchen Caverly, fiddle
Caller: Ruth Pershing
Friday
December 30
Reality Center The Dancing Bears are dedicated to creating a vibrant contra dance experience. The group is made up of four North Carolina musicians who play traditional fiddle tunes with a flair for swinging the music.
Barbara learned to call when she was caller coordinator for TCD so she could fill in when there was no one available to call a dance. She became very passionate about calling dances and sharing the joy of contra dancing in venues all over the East Coast.
Music: Dancing Bears (Lew Gelfond, fiddle; John Culp, mandolin; Mark Langer, guitar, and Jeff Hersk, bass), Asheville
Caller: Barbara Groh, Asheville
Saturday
December 31
Carrboro Century Center Special New Year's Eve dance, with the Dancing Bears and Barbara welcoming 2017. Refreshments are included! The dance will run from 8 to midnight; admission is $15.
Music: Dancing Bears (Lew Gelfond, fiddle; John Culp, mandolin; Mark Langer, guitar, and Jeff Hersk, bass)
Caller: Barbara Groh, Asheville
Saturday
December 31 -
January 1
Other - see description Trinity Center at Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Bogue Banks Boogie. The Elftones with David DiGiuseppe and Diane Silver Calling. Click here for more information and registration form.
Saturday
January 7
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
January 13
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
January 20
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
January 27
Reality Center
Saturday
February 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
February 10
Carrboro Century Center
Saturday
February 11
Binkley Baptist Church Community contra dances for kids, teens and grownups of all ages! Community dance page: link
5:30-6:30 Potluck supper for all - Please bring a generous dish to share. Drinks, plates, and utensils provided.
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 communitydance@tcdancers.org, if you can help out.
Caller:
Friday
February 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
February 24
Reality Center
Saturday
March 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
March 10
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
March 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Saturday
March 18
Binkley Baptist Church Community contra dances for kids, teens and grownups of all ages! Community dance page: link
5:30-6:30 Potluck supper for all - Please bring a generous dish to share. Drinks, plates, and utensils provided.
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 communitydance@tcdancers.org, if you can help out.
Friday
March 24
Reality Center
Friday
March 31
Reality Center
Saturday
April 1
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
April 14
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
April 21
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
April 21 -
April 23
Other - see description Spring Dance Romance (SDR), TCD's annual dance weekend, link
Save the Dates! April 21-23
At Camp Millstone, Ellerbe, NC
Music: Pete's Posse and Boom Chuck
Caller: Rick Mohr and Adina Gordon
Friday
April 28
Reality Center