The Asheville Saturday Night Contra Dance
FOURTH SATURDAYS (mostly)
Spring 2013 dates (mark your calendar):
Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, May 18.
6:00 - 7:30: Family Dance - aimed at families with children ~5-11
7:30 - 8:00: Contra Lesson
8:00 - 10:00: Contra Dance - aimed at teens and adults; youth who are ready are also welcome.
(Tweens - try both and see which fits.
Dancers 12 and under should have accompanying adult present.)
Often, socializing afterward. Feel free to initiate, suggest or invite!
Music & Calling:
Live music by Asheville's finest local dance musicians. Sometimes the band invites others to join
in for an "open band" evening. Check the schedule; if listed as such, bring your intstrument(s) and join
All dances are taught and called, with a welcoming, no-pressure atmosphere.
No experience necessary.
No partner necessary.
The Asheville YMCA
30 Woodfin St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Contribute what you can. Consider comparable entertainment:
- Cheap movie night: $5.00
- Prime-time night movie night: $10.00
- Cheap movie night for parent and 2 children: $15.00
- Local baseball game for one parent and child: $13.00
- 2-hour live concert: $10 or more
- One parent and child at amusement park for 1 day: $100! ($25 per 2-hours)
Check the schedule below.
Would you like an e-mail reminder each month? Join the Google-group. This is a view-only group, so you won't get a ton of messages; just notices of family-dance related events:
- Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Copy and paste into the address field in your e-mail program. You don't have to write anything in the subject or body of the message).
- You'll get a response with an invitation to join the group. Ignore the
link; just REPLY to the message (again, you don't have to write anything in the subject or body of the message).
You'll be added to the group and will get a final confirmation.
(The link works if you have a g-mail account, but not for other domains. Replying to the invitation via e-mail works for everyone).
Dates below are firm, but if weather is questionable, check back here for updates before driving.
|Asheville Saturday Night Dance||Flying the Tune||Lew Gelfond, June Advincula||Diane Silver||Note: THIRD Saturday, rather than fourth. The dance will be at the YMCA on Woodfin Street in downtown Asheville as usual.
Continuation through the summer and fall will depend on success throughout the spring.
Vote with your feet. Come support affordable family fun and an alternative to the nightclub scene!
Other Regional Dances
Old Farmer's Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville, NC 28787
Thanks to Skip Metheny for creating the site, and to the new ideas and ongoing work from Jonathan Gilbert, Taija TeviaClark, Andrea Fey, Mark Phillips and Todd Pierce. Thanks to Jane Ware for our dancing bears logo.