This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances but not Modern Western Square Dancestraditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in North Carolina including dance camps and weekends along with other events in North Carolina which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.
What does that mean? More contra dancing for one! Julia Bennett Julia Bennett is a Toronto seamstress, mom, beginner fiddler and journalist who now realizes how well field producing equips you to organize dances.
As a shy Pittsburgh teenager seeking alternatives to media entertainment and the dreaded high school dances, Jacqueline fell in love with the flirtatious and flowing figures, beautiful music and friendly sociability of English country dancing. She found her way to Boston's thriving traditional dance scene and has been dancing, leading and playing for dancers ever since. Their passionate improvisational performances have helped shape this generation's country dance tradition with their blend of period chamber music, dance lilt and flow, contemporary harmonic lines, wild changes of mood and musical jokes.
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Triangle ArtWorks strives to include all Triangle groups in this listing, but needs your help in keeping it complete and current. These entries are for convenience only and the information regarding each organization was provided by the organization or taken from their websites. Triangle ArtWorks makes NO endorsement or recommendation regarding any of the organizations listed.
Join the locals in an Appalachian tradition! Contra Dancing is a form of American folk dance in which the dancers form a set of two parallel lines which run the length of the hall. Each dance consists of a sequence of moves that ends with couples having progressed one position up or down the set.
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Updated: August 15, pm. As he signals dancers to move through a series of figures similar to old-time square dancing, they swing each other and move to another couple, repeating the same figures as they move down a line of dancers. Meanwhile, the Full Moon Ridgerunners keep it going.