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! There is always a new dancers workshop before every dance.

Dance admission is $10 cash or check only. $8 for ages 13 through High School.
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 is in the archives

2024 Dance Schedule - Legion Hall in Blowing Rock

January 20, Saturday Contra Dance Dance is CANCELLED due to weather conditions

Band: Laurie Fisher, Steve Trisem
Caller: Dave Winston
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

February 17, Saturday Contra Dance Dance is CANCELLED due to the Legion Hall being unavailable

Band: Down the Hall
Caller: Claire Takemori
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 PM

February 24, Saturday Intro to Contra Dance Workshop

Basic contra dance moves will be taught informally
At the Blowing Rock Rec Center, just across the street from the Legion Hall
2:00 to 5:00 PM, no charge
For new and experienced dancers

March 16, 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

April 13, Saturday Contra Dance And Waltz Workshop

Band: Meade Richter
Caller: TBA
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

May 11, Saturday Contra Dance

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

June 8, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: TBA
Caller: TBA
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

July 13, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: TBA
Caller: TBA
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

August 24, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: TBA
Caller: TBA
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

September 14, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: TBA
Caller: TBA
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

October 4, Friday Contra Dance

Band: TBA
Caller: TBA
Location: Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

November 2, Saturday Contra Dance

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

December 7, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: TBA
Caller: TBA
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:


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.
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 - Boone Country Dancers Dances at the Legion Hall in Blowing Rock
Asheville - Old Farmers Ball
Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School
Charlotte - Charlotte Contra Dance
Greensboro - Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Jonesborough, TN - Historical Jonesborough Dance Society
Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Contra Dancers
Research Triangle Area - Triangle Country Dancers
Sautee Nacoochee, GA - Sautee Community Dance
Upstate of SC - Harvest Moon Folk Society
Wilmington - Cape Fear Contra Dancers
Winston Salem - Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers

Contra Dance Links

Country Dance and Song Society
About Contra Dance
What Is Contra Dance?
Cool Hip Dancer

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