Beat the summer heat and join us for a spin on the floor at our June contra dance !!!

July 21, 2018

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Mike Robinson & Margie McDonald

Caller: Rob Harper

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Contra Dance this Saturday, June 16!

Our Next Contra Dance will be held on June 16th, 2018

We will dance to the music of String Theory, an Athens favorite and our caller will be Janet Shepherd from Atlanta.

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.

Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;

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Join for an early summer soiree at the May contra dance !!!

May 19, 2018

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Whislin’ Rufus

Caller: Doug Singleton

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for a ‘Swing into Spring’ frolic at the April contra dance !!!

April 21, 2018

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Joe Willey & the Movin’ Men

Caller: Robbin Marcus

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for a post-Valentines swing…at our February contra dance !!!

Join us for our next contra dance on…

February 17, 2018

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Hickhoppers

Caller: Rob Harper

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Swing into 2018 and join us at our first contra dance of the year !!!

January 20, 2018

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for a winter swing at our December contra dance…Also don’t forget the Christmas Hoot on Dec. 11 at Little Kings

December 16, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Reelplay

Caller: Rob Harper

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving Dance…no turkey trots, but maybe a swing or two!!!

November 18, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Whislin’ Rufus

Caller: Doug Singleton

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for an early fall contra dance…almost Halloween….Time for a ghoulish swing!!!

October 21, 2017

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: AirPlay

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  This long-running festival is produced by the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society and features the best in regional folk and traditional music, arts and crafts.  Gates open at 10:30 and arts and crafts vendors will be up and running by 11:00.  Music starts at 11:30 with the Rebecca Sunshine Band and continues until 8:30 in the evening.  Supervised kids activities are provided free from 12:30 to about 3:00.  Food from local vendors will be available all day.

The complete music schedule is provided on the Folk Festival page as well as at NorthGeorgiaFolkFestival.org

Noe and Beto

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