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
Saturday
May 7
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: FootLoose
Caller: Beth Molaro
Friday
May 13
Carrboro Century Center This dance will be a sneak preview of next year’s Spring Dance Romance because it features SDR 2017 band Pete’s Posse. It’s the hot new band featuring the awesome Pete Sutherland, plus Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson. The band’s twin fiddles weave tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar, rocking keyboards and pounding footwork. (Find out more at petespossevt.com) Pete's birthday is that day so we get to help him celebrate! To see the Posse in action, click YouTube
Calling will be Connie Carringer. She is known for being community-centered, beginner-caring, and able to bring a whole roomful of dancers of all skill levels quickly into the fun zone.
Music: Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland, fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals); Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals; and Tristan Henderson, guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals) from Vermont!
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Caller: Connie Carringer, link
Friday
May 20
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
May 27
Reality Center Mara Shea (fiddler with The Elftones) and Julie Gorka (versatile pianist with several contra dance bands) join forces as Copious Notes. Come out and dance to their energetic, lyrical music! Leading the dance will be popular regional caller Nick Boulet.
Nick Boulet has been calling since the late 1990s in Knoxville and in Greensboro. He is known for quick walk-throughs and lively energetic dances. He has called dances from Huntsville, Alabama, to Roanoke, Virginia, and is a regular at dances across NC.
Music: Copious Notes (Mara Shea, fiddle, www.marashea.com/; and Julie Gorka, keyboard), link
Caller: Nick Boulet
Saturday
June 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: Contrazz
Caller: Dean Snipes
Friday
June 10
Carrboro Century Center TCD welcomes ContraForce, one of the hottest, most dynamic contra dance bands in the country! Contraforce pushes the envelope of traditional contra music and lifts dancers’ feet into the ozone, satisfying their taste in epic Millennium Trance Dance tune-age. Find out more at link.
Calling will be the energetic and charismatic Emily Abel!
Music: ContraForce (Andrae Raffield, fiddle and more; Jimi Periano, guitar; Joey Dorwart, percussion, tabla,and saxophone) link
Caller: Emily Abel
Saturday
June 11
Murphey School An afternoon and evening of waltzing! At special event at the Shared Visions Retreat Center (Murphey School), 3717 Murphey School Road, Durham. (sharedvisions.org.) This special TCD-cosponsored event will offer waltz workshops from 3 to 6 by Chris Imershein of Triangle Vintage Dance and dance teacher and contra dancer Lucy Ringland. They will help you polish all your dancing skills. Then we’ll have a potluck dinner, a beginner lesson/refresher course starting at 7:15, then waltzing from 8 to 11 with ContraForce playing. For more information: link
Friday
June 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
June 24
Reality Center Dulcimer Dan and the Blue Skies Band showcase the shimmering sound of Dan Gilvary’s hammered dulcimer; Ted Ehrhard’s soaring fiddle; and Bobb Head’s rousing guitar, banjo and bass.
The caller will be Ken Gall from Indiana. His high spirits and affirming approach to dance create a lot of smiles and happy memories!
Music: Dulcimer Dan and the Blue Skies Band (Dan Gilvary, hammered dulcimer, Ted Ehrhard, fiddle, Bobb Head, guitar, banjo and bass) link
Caller: Ken Gall, Indiana! link
Saturday
July 2
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: FootLoose
Caller: Stephanie Marie
Friday
July 8
Carrboro Century Center TBA
Friday
July 15
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
July 22
Reality Center TBA
Friday
July 29
Reality Center TBA
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 TBA
Friday
August 19
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
August 26
Reality Center TBA
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
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!