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.
September 13 - Contra dance to the expert calling of Louie Cromartie and energized music of the Ivory Boys..
The Ivory Boys has a long-standing reputation for innovative improvisations, sparkling melodies, and a solid approach to rhythm. We’ll dance to high acoustic energy and extraordinary instrumental prowess from band members George Paul on piano, David DiGiuseppe with accordion, and Jim Roberts on drums.
Louie Cromartie, an active member of the Chapel Hill Callers' Collective, will teach the dance figures as well as a beginner workshop before the dance. Louie calls contras and squares with great gusto and enthusiasm and, after 20 plus years, it still makes her heart race, gives her goose bumps, and makes her laugh--loudly.
Join us for the monthly Floyd contra dance at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 1/2 mile from the stoplight in Floyd on Rt 8 South.. The dance starts at 8 p.m. with a beginner lesson at 7:35. 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, 2014. Dance admission is $8.00. Students with ID $6.50. Listener admission $5.00. For more information, visit us on Facebook or at Floyd Contra Dance.
We are working on the schedule. It will be posted here just as soon as arrangements are finialized.
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