THE DANCE GYPSIES BLOG

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This is the Charlotte Dance Gypsies blog, where we share all things contra!

Buddy System

Buddy System

BUDDY SYSTEM plays acoustic and electronic music for contra dances, techno contras, concerts, and festivals. Click here to hear them play. Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin, foot percussion) and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion, jawharp) have taken the...

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Why You Should Contra Dance

Why You Should Contra Dance

An article on the benefits of contra dancing.   Here's 11 reasons why I love to go contra dancing and why everyone should try this awesome dance form. 1. It’s easy. Every dance is walked through before the music starts. You're taught...

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Events

Gypsy Meltdown – Annual Weekend Dance

Caller’s Collective – Caller workshop

Regional Contra Dances

Asheville – Old Farmer’s Ball

Boone – Appalachian Heritage Council Dances at ASU

Boone – Todd Mercantile Dances in Todd

Boone – Boone Country Dancers Dances at the Apple Barn and Old Cove Creek School

Boone, Linville – Mountain Mixers, Square and Round Dance Club. Dances, classes and workshops for every level of dance at Linville Land Harbor

Brasstown – John C. Campbell Folk School

Charlotte – Dance Gypsies

Greensboro – Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers

Jonesboro, TN – Historical Jonesborough Dance Society

Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Country Dancers

Research Triangle Area – Triangle Country Dancers

Upstate of SC – Harvest Moon Folk Society

Winston Salem – Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers

Contra Dances Links

North Carolina – Contra, Square, Waltzes

South Carolina – Contra, Square, Waltzes

North American Festivals, Camps & Weekends