Welcome to Blue Ridge Country Dancers contra dance page. Here you'll find information about contra dancing in Floyd, VA, as well as the Blacksburg Contra Dance and the new Roanoke Contra Dance. Check out the link for all the latest Blacksburg info. It's not necessary to bring a partner, but we do insist on clean, soft-soled shoes. All dances are taught; beginners are welcome.
Blue Ridge Country Dancers sponsor the second Saturday contra dance in Floyd. Contra dancing is easy relaxed fun, and though the figures are done with a partner, singles are always welcome. Contra dancing is suitable for all ages, in fact the original form of the dance, such as the Virginia Reel, was a popular U.S. folk tradition from about 1830-1890.
We will be dancing at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 1/2 mile from the stoplight in Floyd on Rt 8 South. They are delighted to have us. We will be dancing in the community room. It is large enough, has a wood floor, nice lighting and ambiance, handicapped access, newly paved parking lot, and did I mention they really want us there!
Dance information: 540 489-1826.
June 13 - Dot Dot Dash with caller, Louie Cromartie
Floyd Contra Dance, a Mountains of Music event with NC dance caller Louie Cromartie and Virginia-based Dot Dot Dash playing a musical mix of old-time, Americana, gypsy-jazz, and traditional dance tunes.
The band Dot Dot Dash is Matt Livingston (mandolin), Bill Anderson (fiddle), John Hildreth (guitar), and F.M. Turner (bass), with special guest Kerry Morgiewitcz sitting in on piano. Experience their unique musical blend at the Floyd Contra Dance on June 13th, 8 – 11 pm at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts.
Well-known caller Louie Cromartie will prompt and teach all the dance figures, as well as a lesson before the dance. The Floyd contra dance attracts all age groups and experience levels—beginners catch on early to instant fun, and experienced dancers add high energy and lots of smiles. She'll teach a beginner lesson at 7:35.
Join us for the monthly Floyd contra dance at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 1/2 mile south of the stoplight in Floyd on Rt. 8 next to the Dodge dealership. The dance starts at 8 pm with a beginner lesson at 7:35 pm. Come as you are, wear soft flexible shoes for dancing and the caller will teach each dance. Come to dance or come to listen - no partner needed. Blue Ridge Country Dancers' contra dances are held in Floyd on the second Saturday of each month, through June, 2015. Dance admission is $8.00. Students with ID $6.50. Listener admission $5.00. For more information, visit us on Facebook.
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