Boone Country Dancers Contra Dance Schedule for 2017

The Boone Country Dancers sponsor a contra dance once a month. Check the schedule!
Everyone is welcome regardless of dance experience. We have dancers ranging in age from 7 to 70. You don't need to bring a partner to dance.
We welcome new dancers and always have a new dancers workshop before every dance.

Dance admission is $7.   $5 for high school students, 12 years old and under get in free.
New dancers are always welcome! No partner or experience required. New Dancers Workshop at every dance.
Contact us if you have a question.

All dances are announced on our email list. Sign Up! An archive of our latest email announcement is below.

Dance Schedule

June 24, Saturday Contra Dance - 3 hour Contra 101 Workshop with Warren Doyle @ 3:00 PM!

Band: Footspring
Caller: Warren Doyle
Host: NA
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

July 8, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Groove Contraption
Caller: Emily Abel
Host: NA
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

August 19, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Bob Kogut and Friends
Caller: Stephanie Marie
Host: Marilyn Derr
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM

September 10, Sunday Contra Dance with Potluck

Band: Laurie Fisher and Friends
Caller: Dean Hooks Jr.
Host: NA
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 2:00 PM
Potluck after the dance! Bring a dish to share.

September 30, Saturday Contra Dance

BooneDoggle! 12 Hour Dance
Bands: Playing with Fyre (George Paul and Rob Zisette) and Nic Coker and Karen Gaughan
Callers: Terry Doyle and Emily Rush
Location: Appalachian Folk School, Mountain City, TN
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

November 4, Saturday Contra Dance

Band: Tune Rider
Caller: Dean Snipes
Host: NA
Location: Apple Barn in Valle Crucis
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM, New Dancers Workshop at 7:30 PM


For more information on our local dances, contact:

at 828-406-0580

Bands and Callers, BCD Booking Contact:

Dance Host Information

Dance Host Documents

Dance Host Responsibilities Use for every dance
BCD Monthly Dance Balance Sheet Use for every dance
Dance Host Script What to say at the entry table, announcements and end of the dance.
Apple Barn Setup Use for Apple Barn Dances
Cove Creek Setup Use for Cove Creek Dances


Interested in sound or doing sound for contra dances? contact:

at 828-406-0580

Sound References

All Mixed Up by Bob Mills. A great guide for doing sound at contra dances. Suitable for beginners and experts.
Contrasf, a Contra Dance Sound email list. Hosted by Weogo Reed
The Sound Reinforcement Handbook A good reference book on sound and sound equipment.
LiveSound on reddit Sometimes useful.

Foul Weather Policy

Winter weather in Boone can be unpredictable. When travel conditions are dangerous, the decision to cancel a dance will be made by 3:00 P.M. on the day of the dance.
If the dance is cancelled, we will try to notify the BCD mailing list, our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts and update this web site.
Please call one of the Foul Weather Phone Contacts listed below if the weather is severe.

Foul Weather Phone Contacts:

John Pertalion at 828-406-0580

Boone Weather Forecast

Regional Contra Dances

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.
Asheville - Old Farmers Ball
Brasstown - John C. Campbell Folk School
Charlotte - Dance Gypsies
Greensboro - Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers
Jonesborough, 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 Dance Links

Country Dance and Song Society
Dance Asheville - Much more than Contra!
The Dance Gypsy
Ted Crane's DanceDB
Charlie Seelig's Contra Dance page
Dwayne Johnson's Contra Corners
What Is Contra Dance?

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