Join us for a summer soiree at our June 18 Contra Dance !!!

Join us for our next contra dance on…

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

June 18

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: The Georgia Jays
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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Celebrate May flowers with a contra dance on May 21 !!!

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

May 21

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: Briar Vista Social Club
Caller: Deanna Palumbo

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 April 16: Spring into some contra dances after you send in your taxes !!!

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April 16

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: Dawn Davis: fiddle, Mike Robinson: guitar, and Rob Sutherland: mandolin

Caller: Jesse Edgerton

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 our March 19 contra dance…Spring into a new season with a dance!

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March 19

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 & Friends
Caller: Charlotte Crittenden

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 our February Contra Dance !!!20

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February 20

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: Cattywampus
Caller: Susan Davis

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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Raise the Folk: An Intimate Evening of Folk Music at the Garden – 1/28/16

Raise The Folk!

Please join us for an evening of folk music supporting the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Funds raised will be used to promote traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and art in northeast Georgia.

Featuring
Claire Campbell • Caroline Aiken
Art Rosenbaum, Russ and Phil Tanner
Robb Holmes, MC

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 – 10pm (doors open at 7pm)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel
Light Refreshments • Silent Auction
Tickets: $15
Advance Tickets Available via EventBrite

More info:
web: www.athensfolk.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/939754299441067/
email: tombob.d41@gmail.com

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January Contra Dance

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January 16

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: Briar Vista Social Club
CallerStuart 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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AFMDS Email List

We are trying to put together an email list to improve communication with people who would like to stay informed about the activities of the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society.  These activities include dances, concerts, the North Georgia Folk Festival, the Hoot and occasional other special events.  The list will not be used for any other purposes and will never be shared with any other group.
If you are interested in being a part of this, please click on the link below and fill in the simple form.
Thank you very much!
Tommy Jordan
Secretary, AFMDS
Andrew Lentini
President, AFMDS
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Raise the Folk: An Intimate Evening of Folk Music at the Garden – 1/28/2016

Raise The Folk!

Please join us for an evening of folk music supporting the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Funds raised will be used to promote traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and art in northeast Georgia.

Featuring
Claire Campbell • Caroline Aiken
Art Rosenbaum, Russ and Phil Tanner
Robb Holmes, MC

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 – 10pm (doors open at 7pm)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel
Light Refreshments • Silent Auction
Tickets: $15
Advance Tickets Available via EventBrite

More info:
web: www.athensfolk.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/939754299441067/
email: tombob.d41@gmail.com

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December Contra Dance

Contra Dance

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on Saturday  Dec. 19

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: Contra Force,   a popular band from Charleston. Get there early before the dance hall fills up!

CallerEmily Abel

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

Admission for this dance: Adults 18 & over -$10.00;  ages 11-17- $5.00;   

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

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