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
September 30
Reality Center The band consists of Janie Rothfield on fiddle and Bernie Nau on piano. Janie is an award-winning fiddler and tune composer with a long career of performing, recording and playing for contra dances and dance weekends with her signature driving, swingy fiddling and original tunes. Bernie is a fantastic piano player who draws on a host of genres. Janie and Bernie combine their shared repertoire of Irish, old time, Northern, European, and a little rock ‘n’ roll music with an improvisational twist that really moves the dance floor!
Music: Jane Rothfield and Bernie Nau (Jane Rothfield, fiddler with Coracree, link)
Caller: Kathy Anderson, Dayton, OH, link, link
Saturday
October 1
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: The Ivory Boys
Caller: Kathy Anderson
Sunday
October 2
Other - see description Special Square Dance Co-sponsored with NC Squares. At Church of the Advocate, 8410 Merin Road, Chapel Hill. directions. Time: from 7 to 10 p.m. Suggested donation of $5-10 (free to members of the Advocate community)
Music: The Hushpuppies. They are John Newlin, fiddle, guitar and vocals; Steve Terrill, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals; Amy Davis, guitar, banjo, banjo-uke and vocals; and Molly Stouten, fiddle, guitar and vocals. They blend diverse backgrounds to create an energetic, dynamic sound perfect for dancing.
Caller: Kathy Anderson
Wednesday
October 12
Carrboro Century Center Rushfest! Contra dancing! Recorded pop music! From Frank Sinatra to Motown to Katy Perry! Glow sticks and non-spinning lights! Lesson at about 6:40pm; Dancing 7-10 pm. General admission: $10. Students & discretionary: $6.
Friday
October 14
Carrboro Century Center The Nouveau Gardeners bring together the magic of two well-loved contra dance bands with key members of the Avant Gardeners and Contrazz, plus local musician Jared Kirkpatrick. They will rock the Century Center; you won't be able to sit still!
Nationally known caller Diane Silver can take a room full of novice dancers up to full speed in an evening while still delighting the experienced dancers!
Music: Nouveau Gardeners (Laura Light, fiddle; Bernie Petteway, guitar, and Diane Petteway, keyboard, with special guest Jared Kirkpatrick, keyboard, fiddle and percussion)
Caller: Diane Silver from Asheville! link
Saturday
October 15
NC State Talley Ballroom, NC State U. campus. link. Dance from 8-11pm, beginner lesson at 7:30. Playing will be Asheville duo Austin Murry and Gretchen Caverly, with caller Diane Silver.
Friday
October 21
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
October 28
Reality Center Steamshovel is indeed a dynamic duo in the contra dance world. Roger Gold is one of the finest guitar players on the contra dance circuit, supplying a wonderful combination of intricate melodies, powerful rhythms and big bass sounds, often at the same time! David White’s selections of unique old time tunes – from driving to groovy and “flowy” – as well as several tunes he has created for banjo and fiddle, present a great diversity of tunes for dancing and for Roger to play off of.
Leading the dance will be Jonathan Thielen, who is well-known as a caller and musician in traditional music circles.
Music: SteamShovel (David White, fiddle and banjo, and Roger Gold, guitar and foot percussion)
Caller: Jonathan Thielen
Saturday
November 5
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Music: Contrazz
Caller: Beth Molaro
Saturday
November 5
NC State Talley Ballroom, NC State U. campus. link. Dance from 7-10pm, beginner lesson at 6:30. Band is TBA with caller Valerie Helbert.
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! We are delighted to announce that Barbara Groh will be calling our New Year's Eve dance this year, joined by the Western NC band, Dancing Bears.
Saturday
January 7
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
January 13
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
January 20
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
January 27
Reality Center
Saturday
February 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
February 10
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
February 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
February 24
Reality Center
Saturday
March 4
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
March 10
Carrboro Century Center
Friday
March 17
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Friday
March 24
Reality Center
Friday
March 31
Reality Center
Saturday
April 1
Carrboro Century Center First Saturday dance sponsored by FootLoose/Contrazz - $10
Friday
April 14
Carrboro Century Center
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
Friday
April 28
Reality Center