Contra Dance – Friday, October 20. Come join us Friday, October 20 for a contra dance at our new location, 3906 Peachtree Drive (old location was 3910 Peachtree Drive). We’ll be dancing to a lively mix of traditional, old-time, celtic, folk and bluegrass music performed by the River Ridge String Band from Jefferson City. Band members are Cliff and Molly White, John Cunning, and Charlie Nelson. Instrumentation includes hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bodhran and other folk percussion.
Beginners are encouraged to come to an introductory lesson at 7:00 p.m. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia, 3906 Peachtree Drive. Admission is $8 for the public, $5 for students and ages 16-25, with free admittance for children 15 and under.
No dance experience is needed and folks of all ages are welcome! No partner is necessary, as dancers switch partners for most dances. Every dance is taught and called throughout the evening to live music. Dancers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and soft-soled or leather-soled shoes to preserve the floor—no spike heels or cowboy boots. (Please carry-in appropriate dance shoes as needed.)
As there is less seating than at the old location you may want to bring a folding chair. Be sure that it is one with legs that will not damage the dance floor.