Blacksburg Contradances (What is contradance?)
Dances are on the third Saturday night of the month from 8pm to 11pm with a lesson at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Admission $8 (after 10pm, free)
Students (and kids) $5

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Date Band Caller Hall
Saturday
21 Oct 2017
Star Front Property
Gina Dilg - fiddle, Jason Dilg - guitar/banjo,
Matt Livingston - mandolin, Joe Keebler - bass
Liam Kelly YMCA
Saturday
18 Nov 2017
Contra Force
Andrae Raffield - fiddle
Jimi Periano - guitars
Joey Dorwart - percussion & sax
Emily Rush YMCA
Saturday
16 Dec 2017
Playing With Fire
Rob Zisette - fiddle, George Paul - piano
Warren Doyle YMCA
Saturday
20 Jan 2018
The Stuff!
Nic Coker and Gretchen Caverly,
Guitar and fiddle, sometimes double fiddle
Valerie Helbert YMCA
Saturday
17 Feb 2018
The Contrarians
Will Carter - stick bass, Paul Epstein - fiddle,
John Longwell - strings and sax, Andy Park - guitars
Dean Snipes YMCA
Saturday
17 Mar 2018
TBD Phoebe Williams YMCA
Saturday
21 Apr 2018
Unbalanced
Joe Showalter - fiddle, Clinton Ross - mandolin
Emily Abel YMCA
May
(Exact date TBD)
SPECIAL DANCE with Swallowtail
  -- Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 --
    No Beginner's Workshop
    Admission $10
George Marshall
& Tim Van Egmond
YMCA

Directions to the YMCA Dance Room

Other stuff

Other dancing in the area

Blacksburg square dance (1st Sat of the month)
Floyd contra dance (2nd Sat of the month)
Roanoke contra dance (4th Sat of the month)

Greensboro, NC contra dance (3rd Saturdays)
Jonesborough, TN contra dance (1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Winston-Salem, NC contra dance (every Tuesday)
Charleston, WV contra dance (2nd weekend of the month)

If you want announcements for upcoming dances, please email Mary Ann Parcher at parch32 at(@) vt.edu.

For more info, or if you'd like to play or call the dance, please contact Charlie Zisette at charleszisette at(@) gmail.com.


Contradance Links
What is Contradancing?
Some Contra Dance Steps/Moves
Ted Crane's Massive Database of dances, bands, and callers.
Clickable US map of contra dances.