Boone Country Dancers Contra Dance

The Boone Country Dancers host a contra dance once a month. Check the schedule!
Everyone is welcome regardless of dance experience. We have dancers ranging in age from 12 to 70. You don't need to bring a partner to dance.
We welcome new dancers and always have a new dancers workshop before every dance.

Dance admission is $10 cash or check only. $8 for ages 13 through High School.
New dancers are always welcome! No partner or experience required. New Dancers Workshop at every dance.
Our dance is a Smoke-Free and an Alcohol-Free event.
Contact us if you have a question.

We are not requiring any specific Covid measures for dance attendance, but we encourage all dancers to follow precautions that will benefit your health
Please stay home if you feeling ill in any way.

All dances are announced on our email list. Sign Up! Our latest email announcement

2022 Dance Schedule - Legion Hall in Blowing Rock

September 24, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Bob Kogut and Friends
Caller: Roberta Kogut
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

October 8, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: M Mueller and Art Shuster
Caller: George Segebade
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

November 5, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: George Paul
Caller: Terry Doyle
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

December 3, Saturday Contra Dance
Plus a Free In Depth Beginner's Workshop 4 - 6 PM

Band: Windmill
Caller: Warren Doyle
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM
Warren is holding an In Depth Beginner's workshop 4 - 6 PM. Free!

2023 Dance Schedule - Legion Hall in Blowing Rock

January 21, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Bob Kogut and Friends
Caller: Stephanie Marie
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM


Contacts

For more information on our local dances, contact:

at 828-406-0580

Bands and Callers, BCD Booking Contact:


Dance Host Information

Dance Host Documents

TBD TBD for Blowing Rock Legion Hall


Sound!

Interested in sound or doing sound for contra dances? contact:

at 828-406-0580

Sound References

All Mixed Up by Bob Mills. A great guide for doing sound at contra dances. Suitable for beginners and experts.
Contrasf, a Contra Dance Sound email list. Hosted by Weogo Reed
The Sound Reinforcement Handbook A good reference book on sound and sound equipment.
LiveSound on reddit Sometimes useful.


Foul Weather Policy

Winter weather in Boone can be unpredictable. When travel conditions are dangerous, the decision to cancel a dance will be made by 3:00 P.M. on the day of the dance.
If the dance is cancelled, we will try to notify the BCD mailing list, our Facebook, Twitter and update this web site.
Please call one of the Foul Weather Phone Contacts listed below if the weather is severe.

Foul Weather Phone Contacts:

John Pertalion at 828-406-0580

Boone Weather Forecast



Regional Contra Dances

Boone - Appalachian Heritage Council Dances at ASU
Boone - Todd Mercantile Dances in Todd
Boone - Boone Country Dancers Dances at the Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Asheville - Old Farmers Ball
Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School
Charlotte - Dance Gypsies
Greensboro - Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Jonesborough, TN - Historical Jonesborough Dance Society
Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Contra Dancers
Research Triangle Area - Triangle Country Dancers
Upstate of SC - Harvest Moon Folk Society
Winston Salem - Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers

Contra Dance Links

Country Dance and Song Society
Dance Asheville - Much more than Contra!
The Dance Gypsy
Ted Crane's DanceDB
Charlie Seelig's Contra Dance page
Dwayne Johnson's Contra Corners
FootMad
What Is Contra Dance?
Cool Hip Dancer

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