Join us for a pre-Turkey Day dance on the old wood floor !!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

November 16, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Airplay

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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Swing into fall with our pre-Halloween October contra dance!!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

October 19, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Joe Willey & the Movin’ Men

Caller: Janet Shepherd

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 at the North Georgia Folk Festival at Sandy Creek Park on Oct 12, 2019

Friends – we have a lineup for the 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.
See you there!

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park.

"The Skillet Lickers" drawing by Art Rosenbaum, 2019.

“The Skillet Lickers” by Art Rosenbaum, 2019.

Music Schedule

MAIN STAGE

11:00am      Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:00pm     The Moonshine
1:00pm       Grupo C21
1:45pm       Joe Leone & Gypsy at Heart
2:45pm       Crooked Mile
3:45pm       Oh Jeremiah
4:45pm       The Skillet Lickers
5:45pm       Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys
7:15pm       Caroline Aiken Band

Jonathan Byrd

Jonathan Byrd

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Join us for a September swing at our 3rd Sat. contra dance on the 21st

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

September 21, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Mike Robinson & Margie McDonald

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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Lineup Announced for the North Georgia Folk Festival

Friends – we have a lineup for the 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.
See you there!

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park.

"The Skillet Lickers" drawing by Art Rosenbaum, 2019.

“The Skillet Lickers” by Art Rosenbaum, 2019.

 

Music Schedule

MAIN STAGE

11:00am      Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:00pm     The Moonshine
1:00pm       Grupo C21
1:45pm       Joe Leone & Gypsy at Heart
2:45pm       Crooked Mile
3:45pm       Oh Jeremiah
4:45pm       The Skillet Lickers
5:45pm       Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys
7:15pm       Caroline Aiken Band

Jonathan Byrd

Jonathan Byrd

FIRE CIRCLE STAGE

1:00pm       Adam Klein
2:00pm       Eliot Bronson
3:00pm       Nina Ricci

 



 

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Join for an August late summer soiree at our 3rd Saturday contra dance!

Upcoming Athens Folk Music and Dance Society  contra dance…

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy.

The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

August 17, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Oatcakes

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

Oatcakes playing for contra dance

Oatcakes playing for contra dance

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Charlotte Crittenden calling contra dance

Charlotte Crittenden calling contra dance

Charlotte Crittenden calling contra dance

Charlotte Crittenden calling contra dance

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

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35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival! October 12, 2019

Save The Date!  October 12, 2019

35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, Georgia

The 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  Featured performers for this years’ festival include Jonathan Byrd and his band, The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Caroline Aiken Band, Joe Leone and Gypsy at Heart, The Skillet Lickers, Nina Ricci and Oh Jeremiah.

AND we are getting our artists, traditional craft demonstrators food vendors all lined up.  Kids activities include music and arts and crafts, as well as the ever-popular dinosaur playground at Sandy Creek Park.   It is going to be a fine day in the Park.  Make your plans today to join us.

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Rocket onto the floor (Apollo 11)…for a frolic at our July contra dance !!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

*** The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM ***

July 20, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Driving Wheels

Caller: Janet Shepherd

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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Get in the full swing of summer at our June contra dance!!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

June 15, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Joe Willy & the Movin’ Men

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 the last dance of spring 2019…A late spring fling on the old wood floor!!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

May 18, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Snapfinger

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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