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
Thursday
May 25
Reality Center Special Thursday dance, 7 to 10pm, lesson at 6:30pm
$12 for students, $15 for others, no free passes. No TCD member discount.
Swallowtail has long been recognized as one of the best contra dance bands in the U.S. As a caller, George Marshall is renowned for his knack of matching music to the dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentation. Tim Van Egmond provides the delightful sound of the hammered dulcimer, and shares the calling duties. Ron Grosslein’s fiddle and mandolin soar through the tunes while Timm Triplett’s piano drives dancers’ feet across the floor. David Cantieni supplies a myriad of creative woodwind sounds, especially when his renowned bombard boosts the energy to a whole new level. Blend it all together, and an evening with Swallowtail is an enthralling experience!
Music: Swallowtail on tour from New England, featuring George Marshall, concertina and bodhran; Ron Grosslein, fiddle; Tim Van Egmond, hammered dulcimer; Timm Triplett, piano; David Cantieni, saxophone, flute, bombard, whistle, oboe, feet, and more. link
Caller: Calling by George Marshall & Tim Van Egmond
Friday
May 26
Reality Center NO DANCE Have a great Memorial Day holiday weekend!
Saturday
June 3
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Monday
June 5
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
June 9
Carrboro Century Center Music: Atlantic Crossing on tour from Vermont, featuring Viveka Fox, fiddle, bodhran, djembe; Tristan Henderson, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, foot percussion, vocals, and more; Peter Macfarlane, fiddle, low whistle, vocals; and Rick Klein, guitar, vocals. link
Caller: Brian Hamshar from VA, link
Friday
June 16
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Music: TBA
Caller: TBA
Friday
June 23
Reality Center
Friday
June 30
Reality Center
Saturday
July 1
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Thursday
July 13
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
July 14
Carrboro Century Center Save the Date: ContraForce!
Friday
July 21
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
July 28
Reality Center
Thursday
August 3
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.
Saturday
August 5
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
August 11
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
August 18
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
August 25
Reality Center
Saturday
September 2
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
September 8
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
September 15
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Monday
September 18
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
September 22
Reality Center
Friday
September 29
Reality Center
Saturday
September 30
Carrboro Century Center Save the Date: Wild Asparagus!
Saturday
October 7
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
October 13
Carrboro Century Center
Monday
October 16
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
October 20
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
October 27
Reality Center
Saturday
November 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
November 10
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
November 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
November 24
Reality Center
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
Friday
December 15
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
December 22
Reality Center
Friday
December 29
Reality Center Save the Date: ContraForce!
Sunday
December 31
Carrboro Century Center New Year’s Eve at Carrboro Century Center: Ring in 2018 with ContraForce!