Join us for our pre-Thanksgiving Contra dance…autumn will be in full swing on the dance floor!!!

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November 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: Joe Willey & the Movin’ Men

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 an almost Halloween dance (dress-up optional) as we swing into fall!!!

October 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 Cat Theory

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 for a wonderful day of music, crafts, and food at the North Georgia Folk Festival on Sept 29 at Sandy Creek Park

Save The Date!  September 29, 2018

34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

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

The 34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  Featured performers on the main stage include The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Athens Area Sacred Harp Singers,  Clifton Hicks, Joe Willey and the Movin’ Men, Curtis Eller, Crooked Mile, Kyshona Armstrong and the Darnell Boys.  The Fire Circle Stage will include intimate performances by Ukulady, Art Rosenbaum,  Amanda Kapasouz, Jim White and Claire Campbell.  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.

Food vendors: Biggums BBQ, Your Pie, Rashe’s Cuisine, Aunt Jack’s Peanut Shack, Holy Crepe, Jittery Joes Coffee, La Michoacana Ice Cream Truck, Manila Express and GG Sweet Magnolia’s Bakery Truck.

Artists/Vendors: Athena Bee, Bear Hollow Zoo, Chelsea Born, Tex Crawford, Meredyth Howard and Le’Ann Fleischer

COMPLETE DETAILS HERE!

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Join us for a pre-Folk Fest Contra dance on September 15

September 15, 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

Watch the Hickhoppers on You Tube

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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North Georgia Folk Festival Update

Save the date!  September 29, 2018

The 34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  Featured performers on the main stage include The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Sacred Harp Singers, Amanda Kapasouz, Joe Willey and the Movin’ Men, Curtis Eller, Jim White, Crooked Mile, Kyshona Armstrong and the Darnell Boys.  The Fire Circle Stage will include intimate performances by Ukulady, Art Rosenbaum, Clifton Hicks and Claire Campbell.  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.

COMPLETE DETAILS HERE!

 

The MoonshineKyshona ArmstrongJoe Willy and the Movin MenJim White 3Amanda Kapousouz2

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Kick off the fall semester with a swing on the floor at our August contra dance!!!

August 18, 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: 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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North Georgia Folk Festival Update

Save the date!  September 29, 2018

The 34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  Featured performers on the main stage include The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Sacred Harp Singers, Amanda Kapasouz, Joe Willey and the Movin’ Men, Curtis Eller, Jim White, Crooked Mile, Kyshona Armstrong and the Darnell Boys.  The Fire Circle Stage will include intimate performances by Ukulady, Art Rosenbaum, Clifton Hicks and Claire Campbell.  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.

The Moonshine Kyshona Armstrong Joe Willy and the Movin Men Jim White 3 Amanda Kapousouz2

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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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