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
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. link
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 Big Celtic Fun is a Chapel Hill-based group that is on the eternal quest for “The Big Fun” from the music of Ireland, Scotland, New England and Canada.
Music: Big Celtic Fun (Tim Smith, piano, flute, tin whistle, concertina; Eileen Regan, fiddle and waltz vocals; Drew Pilant, all manner of percussion and Jeff Engel, guitar and cittern); link
Caller: Charley Harvey, Asheville; link
Friday
September 16
Carrboro Century Center Third Friday dance sponsored by Carolina Song & Dance Association (Buz Lloyd) - $10
Saturday
September 17
NC State Talley Ballroom, NC State U. campus. link. Band is Mara Shea and Dean Herington, with caller Joy Greenwolfe. Dance 7-10pm, lesson 6:30pm.
Friday
September 23
Reality Center The Stuff is a new band from Asheville featuring two musicians who have dazzled us in the past: Nic Coker and Gretchen Caverly. This duo switches seamlessly between twin fiddle harmonies and a groovy guitar-fiddle combo. They will be joined by caller Clinton Ross.
Music: The Stuff! (Nic Coker, guitar; Gretchen Caverly, fiddle) Asheville
Caller: Clinton Ross
Saturday
September 24
Reality Center TCD is very excited to offer this special event: Wild Asparagus, one of the hottest contra dance bands in the country. Drawing upon music from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of our folk heritage. Using their unique blend of instruments, creativity, and skills, they offer a sensitive and powerful performance. General admission: $15. Students: $12 (Passes cannot be used for this event).
The heartbeat of Wild Asparagus is Ann Percival on piano, guitar, and vocals. Ann's playing is highly inventive while still maintaining an irresistible rhythm. David Cantieni, a woodwind wizard, pours forth lively melodies and liquid harmonies on his flutes, tin-whistle, oboe, saxophone and bombard. Becky Tracy's masterful fiddling is that rare combination of energy and beauty. George Marshall is an accomplished English concertina player and also provides driving rhythms on bodhran and bones. Harry Aceto's bass will help propel dancers across the floor. George also provides excellent instruction and calling.
Music: Wild Asparagus (Becky Tracy, fiddle; Anne Percival, piano; David Cantieni, flute, sax, etc.; Harry Aceto, bass; George Marshall, concertina and calling) link
Caller: George Marshall
Friday
September 30
Reality Center The band Jane's Gang is just the latest group from award-winning fiddler Jane Rothfield, who has been acclaimed across the U.S., the U.K. and Europe for her contra dance and traditional music. Kathy Anderson is known for calling exciting squares, quirky contras, and swift, clear teaching, and has long been a favorite caller across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Kathy's smooth delivery and intriguing repertoire make for a fun and engaging dance experience.
Music: Jane's Gang (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 Church of the Advocate (Chapel Hill), directions. Special square dance with Kathy Anderson, co-sponsored with NC Squares. Evening Eucharist (communion) service at 5pm, potluck dinner at 6:15pm, dance 7:30 - 10:30pm.
Friday
October 14
Carrboro Century Center TBA
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 TBA
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!