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

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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Dancer Buttons

Dancer Buttons

New dance buttons are in! Whether you’re a new dancer, experienced dancer or can dance both roles, we’ve got you covered! These buttons are meant to let others know in a quick and easy-to-read way on the dance floor, where you stand.

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Contra Dancing Thriving in Charlotte

Contra Dancing Thriving in Charlotte

An article from the Charlotte Observer about the Dance Gypsies and contra dancing. "From artsy Asheville to Atlanta, New England and California, to this former elementary school in Charlotte’s Chantilly neighborhood, communities of contra dancers gather weekly for...

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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