Contra Dancing in the Mid-South


Athens, GA Sautee Nacoochee, GA Area Schedule Here
Alabama
Birmingham
Birmingham Country Dance Society is a well established dance community.
Huntsville
North Alabama Country Dance Society holds dances on odd Saturdays at Faith Presbyterian Church.
Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Contra Dancers very occasionally have a dance event.
Florida
State schedule courtesy of the Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society.
Tallahassee
Tallahassee Community Friends Of Old-Time Dance dance on the second Friday of each month.
Georgia
Atlanta
The Chattahooche Country Dancers have regular dances each Friday and odd (1st, 3rd and 5th) Tuesdays, as well as an annual dance weekend.
The QuickSilver Country Dancers, Inc. produce monthly gender-free contra dances on the second Saturday of each month, except July and August.
Athens
Athens Contra Dances
Sautee Nacoochee
The Sautee Nacoochee Dances are held monthly in the mountains of north Georgia at the Sautee Nacoochee Center
Savannah
Savannah Folk Music Society dances on the 1st Saturday of the month.
Kentucky
Berea
Berea Dances
Lexington
Lexington Dance
Louisville
Louisville Country Dancers
Louisiana
Slidell
is about 30 minutes to the east of New Orleans, home of NASA's Stennis Space Center as well as a tradition of old time music.
Northside Country Dance and Song Society hosts occasional contra dances as well as other jams, concerts, and folky stuff in Slidell and relatively nearby (another 30 minutes) Abita Springs.
North Carolina
Asheville area
Asheville has an amazingly alive and varied dance culture. There are several wonderful weekends either dedicated to, or including, dance, and even some week long events.
The Old Farmers Ball is a regular dance series. Their page includes a local schedule of most of the area dances.
Asheville Contra Dancers have a dance one Saturday a month at the Jewish Community Center. They also sponsor the yearly Summer Soiree weekend.
Weekends and festivals include the Lake Eden Arts Festival, Summer Soiree, and Swannanoa Gathering (with two full dance weeks).
Boone
Boone Country Dancers host a contra dance most every second Saturday.
Brasstown
is the home of the John C. Campbell Folk School, a major center for preservation of the art and heritage of Appalachian culture.
Charlotte
Contra Dancing in and around Charlotte
Triangle Area (Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh)
Dancing in the Triangle includes dances sponsored by Carolina Song and Dance Association, Fiddle and Bow, Pinecone Council of Traditional Music, and Triangle Country Dancers
Greenville
Folk Arts Society of Greenville hosts a 2nd Saturday dance.
Morehead City
The Down East FolkArts Society usually dance on 3rd Saturdays of the month.
Wilmington
Cape Fear Contra Dancers usually dance on 2nd Saturdays of the month, and on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
Winston-Salem & Greensboro
The Fiddle and Bow Contra Dancers have dances in Winston-Salem and in Greensboro. The also hold the annual Feet Retreat weekend.
South Carolina
Columbia
Columbia Traditional Music and Dance dances on Second Saturdays.
Charleston
Charleston Folk Contra Dance is normally on even Fridays. They also list Savannah and Myrtle Beach dances.
Greenville
Harvest Moon Folk Society has three regular dances a month and an annual weekend festival.
Tennessee
Memphis
The Memphis Country Dancers dance on the second, fourth and fifth Friday of each month. The also host the yearly Memfest dance weekend in the spring.
Nashville
The Nashville Country Dancers dance each Friday. They also have a Fall Dance Weekend and a Playford Ball each year.
Sewanee
The Misty Mountain Dancers usually meet one Friday a month in the American legion Hall for a friendly little dance.
Chattanooga
The Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society is dancing in downtown Chattanooga once a month.
Knoxville
The Knoxville Country Dancers have frequent dances as well as a lovely weekend each year.
Johnsborough
The Historic Johnsborough Dance Society dances the first and third Saturdays every month in the auditorium of the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center

 

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