Two Dances this weekend – January 16th & 17th

Two dances this weekend — A contra dance on Friday and English Country dance on Saturday!  We hope you can join us!

Will & Laura Scherer (fiddle and guitar respectively), along with Jim Ruth on banjo and Kathy Gordon on bass will be providing music for Friday’s dance.  Jim Thaxter and Claire Baffaut will be calling.

The English Country dance on Saturday  features local family-band favorites the Deylight Country Dance Orchestra (Austin, Laurel, Clara, and Cabe Dey).  Bridget Whitehead and Kyle Hardman will be calling.

The English Country dance is sponsored in part by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs  and by the Country Dance and Song Society (

Both dances start at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3910 Peachtree Drive. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.  A beginner’s lesson starts at 7:00 p.m.


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