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.

Shoe policy

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When Where What
Sunday
October 22
NC State Contra Dance into Fall with Engineers Without Borders, NCSU!
We invite you to join us for a fun night of contra dancing! Anyone, from beginners to seasoned pros, is welcome. $6 student, $8 non-student.
All proceeds go towards our international projects focused on providing renewable energy and clean water for developing communities.
6 - 8PM, Talley Student Union, Mountains Ballroom
Friday
October 27
Reality Center The McKenzies are known for their variety of styles and instrumentation and their repertoire of lively tunes, which come together to create an energetic brand of entertainment that appeals to young and old alike. The calling duo "Dancing Thread" will add their own expertise to the evening.
Music: The McKenzies (Woody, fiddle, banjo and guitar; Marcia, keyboard, guitar, whistles and bodhran; Keenan, keyboard and saxaphones), link
Caller: Dancing Thread: Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg, from Asheville and Ontario! link
Thursday
November 2
UNC-CH Student Union UNC Chapel Hill Contra Dance Club
All dances are located in the Great Hall of the Student Union:
209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Lessons are at 6:30, dances are from 7-10pm
$8 General
$6 Students
$5 Students in groups of 3+
Parking in the Cobb Deck on Paul Green Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Music: Rushfest with Emily Rush
Saturday
November 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
November 10
Carrboro Century Center Some easy Irish set dances are planned too. Come check 'em out!
Music: Rip the Calico (Alison Arnold, Irish flute and whistles; Gordon Arnold, cello, guitar and banjo; Mairead Brady, fiddle; Tyler Johnson, tenor banjo, guitar and mandolin), link
Caller: Bree Kalb
Friday
November 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
November 24
Reality Center Music: David DiGiuseppe (accordion) and George Paul (keyboard)
Caller: Steven Petersen
Thursday
November 30
UNC-CH Student Union UNC Chapel Hill Contra Dance Club
All dances are located in the Great Hall of the Student Union:
209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Lessons are at 6:30, dances are from 7-10pm
$8 General
$6 Students
$5 Students in groups of 3+
Parking in the Cobb Deck on Paul Green Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Music: Mara, Dean & Jared
Caller: Valerie Helbert
Friday
December 1
NC State Talley Ballroom, NC State U. campus. link. $8 general admission, $6 for NCSU staff and students. Lesson at 6:30 pm, dancing 7 -10 pm.
Caller: Linda Cooper
Saturday
December 2
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Monday
December 4
Carrboro Century Center Rushfest! at Carrboro Century Center: Contra dancing to pop music! DJ/Caller Emily Rush will lead contra dances to recorded music -- pop hits for every generation, from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga. Lesson at 7 pm, dancing 7:30-10:30 pm! $10 general admission, $6 students / discretionary.
Friday
December 8
Carrboro Century Center Music: Contrarians (Paul Epstein, fiddle; Will Carter, bass; Andy Park, guitar; John Longwell, mandolin, tenor banjo, fiddle), link
Caller: Dean Snipes from Charlotte
Friday
December 15
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
December 22
Reality Center Music: Donnybrook Lads (Allison Arnold, flute and whistle; Colin Cannell, drum and jaw harp; Jeff Engel, guitar and bouzouki; and Buz Lloyd, fiddle)
Caller: Linda Cooper
Friday
December 29
Reality Center ContraForce is one of the most-acclaimed bands on today’s contra dance scene. Caller and teacher Charlie Harvey said of them: “ContraForce brings a fresh new take on contra music for dancing. These young men are innovative musicians who represent what is new and fresh in an ever-evolving dance, and bring a new world beat and contemporary sound to what was once called a ‘traditional folk dance.’”
Emily’s calling style is characterized by clear, direct instruction brightened by eager enthusiasm and tempered by patience. She strives to put together varied and interesting programs, changing them as needed to suit the experience level of the dancers and the creative musings of the band.
Music: ContraForce
Caller: Emily Rainbowface Abel
Sunday
December 31
Carrboro Century Center New Year’s Eve at Carrboro Century Center: Ring in 2018 with ContraForce!
ContraForce is one of the most-acclaimed bands on today’s contra dance scene. Caller and teacher Charlie Harvey said of them: “ContraForce brings a fresh new take on contra music for dancing. These young men are innovative musicians who represent what is new and fresh in an ever-evolving dance, and bring a new world beat and contemporary sound to what was once called a ‘traditional folk dance.’”
Emily’s calling style is characterized by clear, direct instruction brightened by eager enthusiasm and tempered by patience. She strives to put together varied and interesting programs, changing them as needed to suit the experience level of the dancers and the creative musings of the band.
Music: ContraForce
Caller: Emily Rainbowface Abel
Friday
April 27 -
April 29
Other - see description Save the Date for Spring Dance Romance: April 27, 28 and 29, 2018

With the hot Seattle band KGB

And it will be in the Triangle!

More details soon!