Join us for a late summer soiree at our August dance !!!

August 19, 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: 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 a mid-summer swing at our July contra dance !!!

July 15, 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: Contraplicity

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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Summer’s here… Join us for a summer swing at our June contra dance!!!

June 17, 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: Beside the Point

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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Spring will be in full swing at our May 20 contra dance….Join us for a swirling soiree!!!

May 20, 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: Snapfinger Ensemble

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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Got Tax Time Stress…Join us for our April 15 contra dance…and swing into spring!!!

April 15, 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: Cattywampus

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 St. Patrick’s Day weekend dance…give your lad or lassie a swing!!!

March 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: Emerald Isle & 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 just after Valentines contra dance – swing your sweetheart !!!

February 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: String Theory

Caller: Scott Russell

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 Winter Concert featuring John McCutcheon

AFMDS Winter Concert featuring John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon will be performing Wednesday, February 8, 2017john-mcc2 at 7:30pm at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel for the 2nd Annual Athens Folk Music and Dance Society Winter Concert.

John is an internationally acclaimed songwriter, storyteller, and musician known for his insightful, beautiful lyrics about real people, places and events.  Pete Seeger called him “one of our country’s best songwriters.”

From his website: http://Folkmusic.com:

“What sets McCutcheon’s songs apart is that he’s actually writing about something!” observed well-known folk music DJ Bob Blackman. Whether it’s a musical snapshot of a day in the life of an Alaskan salmon fisherman, a child’s pondering the loss of her first tooth, remembering a moment that was omitted from our history books, lampooning the latest foibles on the national political scene, or celebrating the joy of old love McCutcheon’s songs are always about something small and, at the same time, something much bigger. “All big things start with little things,” he observed, “the way in which a song is able to open up the universal from the personal is one of the great joys of writing.”WINTER CONCERT MCCUTCHEON.compressed

Advance tickets are $20 at http://athensmusic.net/afmds.  This is a small, intimate venue and seating is limited.  Please get your tickets now to ensure a seat.

Please sign up for updates via our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/362751180767266/

More information at http://Athensfolk.org/Concerts

Additional question? Please email Tommy at tombob.d41@gmail.com.

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Join us for our first Athens contra dance of 2017…dance in the New Year !!!

January 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: Peavine Creek

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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AFMDS Winter Concert featuring John McCutcheon

Internationally acclaimed folk singer and john-mccmulti-instrumentalist, John McCutcheon, will be returning to Athens on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 for an intimate concert at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel.  Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30.

Advance tickets are $18 (plus $2 service charge) and are available from http://AthensMusic.net/afmds.

For more details, please email Tommy at tombob.d41@gmail.com.

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