Old Time Community Dance

Old Time Community Dance at Macon County Library April 6

An evening of traditional Contra and Round Dance will be held Saturday, April 6, 6:30-9:00 p.m., in the Macon County Public Library.  The event opens with 30 minutes of basic dance instruction for beginners, followed by two hours of dancing with caller Warren Doyle.  All dances are taught.  Contra dance is an easy-to-learn and highly sociable dance form, with participants moving in long facing lines or in groups, changing partners often.

The band Late to the Party provides music; members are Larry Barnett, fiddle; Chris Casses, guitar; Patti Hubbs, keyboard; and Chris Sobek, standup bass.  People of all ages and experience levels are welcome, and you don’t need to bring a partner.  You may bring a water bottle and snack.  Wear comfortable clothes; no strong scents, please.

Just before the dance, a Meet-the-Artist Reception for Ralph Verano’s month-long exhibit will be held 5:00-7:00 in the Library Meeting Room.  Verano’s character-driven art represents his love of abstract art and surrealism.  Learn more about him at rverano.blogspot.com.

Admission to the dance is by donation; children and first-time attendees are admitted free.  The Library is at 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, with a hardwood dance floor, ample lighted parking, and wheelchair access.  The event is produced by the Arts Council and Friends of Contra Dance in Macon County.  Phone 828-524-ARTS or email arts4all@dnet.net.


Apr 06 2024


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Macon County Library
149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, NC 28734


Arts Council of Macon County
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