1. Workshop / Lesson
  2. Dance details
  3. Schedule 2023
  4. This is what our dance looks like
  5. Recent posts about contra dancing

Workshop / Lesson

New dancers welcome! The workshop starts at 7:30 p.m. The caller will walk you through many of the movements. Experienced dancers will delight in sharing their experience and they love to bring in new folks as well as see familiar faces! NO PARTNER NECESSARY! That’s a dancing tradition; partners mingle and dance with others throughout the evening.

Dance details

The dance starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until approximately 11:00 with a midway break. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for the dance.  We are sharing limited snacks carefully at break time. Visit our contacts page to link to a real human being if you have questions.

Location: War Memorial Building at the corner of German and King Street in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Admission: $10

Schedule 2023

JanuaryNO beginning of month Dance scheduled as this is our Fiddle Retreat weekend

Dance on Saturday Jan. 21 See details on our FB post
February 4David GiustiJoin us for a great dance featuring the Boneshakers!
Joe DeZarn on Fiddle, Paul Hammerton on Guitar, Gina Faber on Mandolin and Ralph Gordon on Bass

MarchJon Southard*Band: Sugar Beat with Marc Glickman on piano, Elke Baker on Fiddle and Susan Brandt on Flute An Evening of Great Music and Dancing !!!
AprilCaroline BarnesRebecca Weiss on Fiddle, Rose Jackson on Fiddle and Charlie Pilzer on Piano An awesome musical trio and caller to get us smiling and swinging on the dance floor.
May Shane KnudsenAlexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Gina Faber (guitar, mandolin) Wrapping up the 2022-23 season with delightful musicians. Don’t miss the dance!
Then we hope to see you in September!
*Jon is new to our dance as a caller but NOT NEW TO CALLNG: Here’s a snapshot bio –

  A native of the DC area with most of his dancing and calling on the West Coast from Portland to San Diego and lots of places in between, mostly in Southern California, although he also called in Pittsburgh and in Columbus, Ohio. Jon will use “traditional” words for dance roles = “gents” and “ladies”, as well as a common figure we have danced to known as “gypsy”.

This is what our dance looks like

Dancing first Saturday back!

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