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.
April 11 - Big Celtic Fun with caller, Phoebe Williams
Big Celtic Fun provides rollicking Irish rhythms and traditional dance music from New England and Canada. The band is from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area and has Eileen Regan on fiddle and vocals, Tim Smith on piano, flute, tin whistle and English concertina, and Drew Pilant on percussion--a combo with more than enough spark and energy to keep the dance fun going for an entire evening. Give contra dance a whirl with this adventurous NC band, a hall full of friendly dancers, and the magic of this long-standing community event.
Blacksburg caller Phoebe Williams calls for contra dances throughout the region and is known for an easy-going ability to teach dance steps and for arranging contra moves with ease. 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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