Schedule

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

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When Where What
Friday
July 29
Reality Center From Nashville, on their first appearance in NC, Turnip the Beet will make you want to move your feet! Another local favorite, Jack Mitchell, will call.
Music: Turnip the Beet (Kelsey Wells – fiddle, banjo, feet; Jeremy Lekich – guitar, bouzouki, percussion ), Nashville! link
Caller: Jack Mitchell, link
Saturday
August 6
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: Contrazz
Caller: Barbara Groh
Friday
August 12
Carrboro Century Center On Aug. 12 at Carrboro Century Center we welcome a local band whose music is lots of fun to dance to: The Donnybrook Lads. The caller is our own Valerie Helbert. It’ll be a good night to come out and dance!
Music: Donnybrook Lads (Alison Arnold, flute & whistle; Colin Cannell, percussion; Jeff Engel, guitar & cittern; Buz Lloyd, fiddle) - link
Caller: Valerie Helbert
Friday
August 19
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Music: Crooked Stovepipe
Caller: Emily Rush
Monday
August 22
Carrboro Century Center Monday, Aug. 22, at Carrboro Century Center: Rushfest! Contra dancing! Recorded pop music! Glow sticks and non-spinning lights! Lesson at about 6:40pm; Dancing 7-10 pm. General admission: $10. Students & discretionary: $6.
Friday
August 26
Reality Center On Aug. 26 at the Reality Center in Durham, we will dance to the music of two of the iconic figures of the traditional dance world -- Jim Morrison and Steve Hickman. For decades, Morrison has been one of the top fiddlers and guitarists on the traditional music scene, and one of the major leaders of the traditional dance movement in the U.S. That prominence was underlined when in 2014 he received the Country Dance & Song Society’s Lifetime Contribution Award. Steve Hickman is a world-class fiddler, a master of the hambone percussion method, and a passionate historian. Since the 1970s, he has been the backbone of untold numbers of mid-Atlantic dance bands and has toured internationally with groups such as Childsplay.
The chance to dance to the music of these two great musicians right here in Durham is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Calling: Stephanie Marie of Charlotte.
Music: Jim Morrison, guitar and fiddle (link1 link2) and Steve Hickman, fiddle and harmonica (link1 link2 link3), Virginia
Caller: Stephanie Marie, link
Saturday
August 27
NC State Talley Ballroom, NC State U. campus: If you liked Jim Morrison and Steve Hickman, you can hear them at the first NCSU Contra Club dance of the year, where they will be joined by John Newlin on the guitar. Calling will be Clinton Ross. Lesson at 6:30 pm, Dance 7-10 pm. $8 general admission, $6 students and faculty.
Saturday
September 3
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: FootLoose
Caller: Valerie Helbert
Friday
September 9
Carrboro Century Center TBA
Friday
September 16
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
September 23
Reality Center TBA
Saturday
September 24
Reality Center At this special event, we'll dance to the music of one of the best contra dance groups in the U.S. -- Wild Asparagus! It'll be from 8-11 pm at the Reality Center in Durham. Keep an eye out for more information soon!
Friday
September 30
Reality Center TBA
Saturday
October 1
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: The Ivory Boys
Caller: Kathy Anderson
Friday
October 14
Carrboro Century Center TBA
Friday
October 21
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
October 28
Reality Center TBA
Saturday
November 5
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: Contrazz
Caller: Beth Molaro
Friday
November 11
Carrboro Century Center TBA
Friday
November 18
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
November 25
Reality Center TBA
Saturday
December 3
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: FootLoose
Caller: Dean Snipes
Friday
December 9
Carrboro Century Center TBA
Friday
December 16
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
December 23
Reality Center TBA
Friday
December 30
Reality Center TBA
Saturday
December 31
Carrboro Century Center New Year's Dance!