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
Friday
January 20
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Music: Crooked Stovepipe
Caller: Dean Snipes
Saturday
January 21
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.
Music: Footloose Trio
Caller: Eileen Thorsos
Friday
January 27
Reality Center Roger and David are two of the most creative and dynamic musicians on the contra dance scene, and now they’re teaming up for TCD’s first Durham dance in 2017. Roger’s guitar and foot percussion provide a driving sound, and David is nationally known known for his fiery and emotive accordion playing. Connie is known for her patient teaching, lively dances, and leading the whole room quickly into the fun zone!
Music: David DiGiuseppe and Roger Gold (David DiGiuseppe, link, accordion; Roger Gold, link, guitar and foot percussion)
Caller: Connie Carringer,
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Saturday
February 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Sunday
February 5
Carrboro Century Center Member Appreciation Dance, Sunday, 3 to 6:30pm. No general admission...for TCD members only! Please bring a finger-food contribution for the potluck at the break.
The motto of the Ivory Boys is: “It's all about the groove, baby! It's rocking, it's funky, it's energetic, greasy, slippery!” In other words, they’ll rock the house in Carrboro. Charlotte Crittenden is a popular regional caller who has called at many well-known contra dance venues. Join us for this annual dance exclusively for TCD members. It’s a great chance to enjoy an afternoon with some of your favorite dancers. Plus -- refreshments! Best part: it’s free to TCD members. And if for some crazy reason you’re not a member, you can sign up as a member at the door, enjoy the MAD Dance, and get $2 off every TCD dance admission for the rest of the year! What a deal!
Music: Ivory Boys (David DiGiuseppe, accordion; George Paul, keyboard; and Jim Roberts, percussion), link
Caller: Charlotte Crittenden, link (Western NC)
Monday
February 6
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
February 10
Carrboro Century Center The Mighty Babylonians create a high-energy, jazzy sound that will energize the whole room. All three musicians have a broad repertoire and play in different bands, bringing musical diversity that promises to help cook up a hot dance to warm away winter's chill. Caller Eileen Thorsos is known for her clear teaching, caring leadership, and dance selections that everyone from newcomers to experienced dancers will enjoy.
Music: Mighty Babylonians (Ted Ehrhard, fiddle; Bernie Petteway, link, guitar; Robbie Link, link, bass)
Caller: Eileen Thorsos, link
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
Music: Crooked Stovepipe
Caller: Valerie Helbert
Friday
February 24
Reality Center Two of the most experienced traditional musicians in the Triangle, and one of the newest, will provide a fresh, lively sound to get our feet moving. Fiddler Mara Shea is a virtuoso of Celtic music who has lent her talents to a slew of the best traditional music groups in the country. Dean Herington is an amazingly versatile local musician who plays piano, clarinet, and sax, and is a founding member of Footloose. Jared made his TCD debut earlier this year, and his percussion work will keep feet flying across the floor. George Segebade will provide the teaching and calling to make this dance a success.
Music: Mara Shea, Dean Herington, and Jared Kirkpatrick (Mara Shea (link), fiddle, Dean Herington (link), keyboard, and Jared Kirkpatrick, percussion
Caller: George Segebade
Saturday
March 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Monday
March 6
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
March 10
Carrboro Century Center Music: Coracree (Jane Rothfield, fiddle; Bill Quern, tenor banjo, mandolin & melodeon; Sarah Gowan, guitar; Allan Carr, stand-up bass), link
Caller: Emily Rush
Friday
March 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Music: The Donnybrook Lads
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 Music: WheelHouse (Rya Martin, piano; Kathy Boyer, clarinet, flute, and pipes; Jim Harrington, accordion), from Virginia
Caller: Warren Doyle, link
Friday
March 31
Reality Center Music: Jackson, Davis, Head (Kenny Jackson, fiddle; LaNelle Davis, bass and vocals; and Bobb Head, guitar, banjo)
Caller: Beth Molaro from Asheville!, link
Saturday
April 1
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
April 14
Carrboro Century Center
Monday
April 17
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
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
Saturday
May 6
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
May 12
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
May 19
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Monday
May 22
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
May 26
Reality Center
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
Friday
June 16
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
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
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
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