Contra Dance – Friday, September 30

We have a musical treat in store for the next contra dance on Friday, September 30th! Roger Netherton and Friends will be playing for us. Roger recently won first place in the Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. (Hear a medley of the tunes he played for the contest here. Be sure to listen all the way to the rousing finish when everyone joins in!) Roger will be joined by Heinrich Leonhard on guitar and Kathy Gordon on bass. Claire Baffaut will be our caller for the evening, guiding us through some fun dances. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m., with an introductory lesson at 7:00. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.

Contra dances are held at The Ballroom Academy of Columbia (BAC) most first, third, and fifth Fridays.  This wonderful facility has a spacious, floating wood floor and comfortable seating.  The BAC is located at 3910 Peachtree Drive in the same plaza as the French Laundry (behind Arby’s) and faces Monterey Drive.   For directions and a map go to: 

No experience is needed! Each dance is taught and more experienced dancers are happy to provide guidance during the dance. No partner is needed either, as dancers generally switch partners each dance.

Important Note – Please wear soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor. (No spike heels or cowboy boots.) Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.

The BAC has an endless water dispenser with paper cups, but we encourage you to bring a water bottle. 


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