Boone Country Dancers Contra Dance

The Boone Country Dancers sponsor a contra dance once a month. Check the schedule!
Everyone is welcome regardless of dance experience. We have dancers ranging in age from 7 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 $7.   $5 for high school students, 12 years old and under get in free.
New dancers are always welcome! No partner or experience required. New Dancers Workshop at every dance.
Our dance is a Family-Friendly and an Alcohol-Free event.
Contact us if you have a question.

All dances are announced on our email list. Sign Up! An archive of our latest email announcement is below.

2018 Dance Schedule - Winter dances start an hour earlier!

January 27, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Nic Coker and George Paul
Caller: Stephanie Marie
Location: Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

February 24, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Playing with Fyre, George Paul and Rob Zisette
Caller: Terry Doyle
Location: Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

March 24, Saturday Contra Dance - THIS MARCH DANCE IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER -

Band: Footspring
Caller: Dean Snipes
Location: Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

April 21, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Boomchuck
Caller: Anne Marie Walter
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

May 5, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: George Paul and Gretchen Caverly
Caller: Dean Hooks Jr.
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

June 23, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Bob Kogut and Friends
Caller: Clinton Ross
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

July 14, Saturday Contra Dance with Contra 101 workshop

Band: The Stuff
Caller: Warren Doyle
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

August 25, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Contra Force
Caller: Terry Doyle
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

September 8, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker
Caller: Stephanie Marie
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

September 29, BooneDoggle! 12 hour Contra Dance

Band: Playing with Fyre and Turnip the Beat
Caller: Terry Doyle and Valerie Helbert
Location: Appalachian Folk School
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Full day and half day tickets available. Registration opens May 1st.

October 20, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Bob Kogut and Friends
Caller: Nick Boulet
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

November 3, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Boom Chuck
Caller: Dean Hooks Jr.
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

December 8, Saturday Contra Dance - THIS DECEMBER DANCE IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER -

Band: The Stuff
Caller: Warren Doyle
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
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

Dance Host Responsibilities Use for every dance
BCD Monthly Dance Balance Sheet Use for every dance
Dance Host Script What to say at the entry table, announcements and end of the dance.
Apple Barn Setup Use for Apple Barn Dances


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 Apple Barn
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 Country 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?

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