The Friends of Contra Dance in Macon County have partnered with the Macon County Arts Council and the Macon County Public Library to hold a monthly Contra Dance in Franklin, NC. We invite all Contra dancers to join us and help us grow!
First Saturday contra dancing will be held Saturday, February 4, 6:30-9:00 pm, in the Macon County Public Library, opening with a half hour of instruction for beginners followed by two hours of dancing with caller Jennie Inglis and music by the band, Late to the Party.
Contra dance is widely considered the most accessible and sociable of all dance forms, with participants moving in long facing lines or in groups, changing partners often. No experience is needed; all dances are taught. Attendees don’t need to bring a partner but are welcome to do so, and may bring a closed water container and snack. Wear comfortable clothes; no perfumes or strong scents, please. Masks are encouraged but not required. Admission is by donation; $10 is suggested.
The Library is at 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, with a wood dance floor, ample lighted parking and wheelchair accessibility. The event is funded in part by The James Edward Hudock Trust and is produced by the Arts Council, Friends of Contra Dance in Macon County, and the Macon County Public Library. For details phone 828-524-ARTS or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Saturday of every month, at the Library (except May 2023, location TBD).
Beginner walk-through is 6:30 – 7:00 pm.
Dance is 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Callers including Charlotte Crittenden, Laurie Fisher, Jennie Inglis and Deanna Palumbo rotate. House band: Late for the Party.