Join us for our November contra dance !!!

Next Dance: Saturday November 21

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM, Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers
Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Purple House Amblers

Caller: Robbin Marcus

Admission: 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 October 17 Contra Dance !

Next Dance: Saturday October 17

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM, Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 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

Admission: 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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Pre-Festival Concert at The World Famous – Monday October 5.

Join us on Monday, Oct 5 at the World Famous on Hull St, downtown Athens, for a pre-Festival concert!

The line up will be Blanks&Postage, Cortez Garza and MrJordanMrTonks, plus some special invited guests.  Suggested donation is $3 at the door.  Music starts at 8:30 sharp!

Tommy Jordan and William Tonks

Tommy Jordan and William Tonks

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Join us for our September 19 Contra Dance !!!

Next Dance:  Saturday September 19

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 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

Admission: 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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NGFF_15 Poster with Caroline Aiken

The 31st annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  This fun-filled, family-friendly day in the park offers children’s activities, traditional arts and crafts demonstration and sales, and good food all day long from 11:00 until 6.  Music goes until 9:00 and features 14 acts on two stages.  Children under 12 are admitted free.  Student tickets are $8 and adults are $15.  Additional park admission is $2 per person ages 4-64.  More information at www.athensfolk.org.

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AFMDS Hoot for August *** Rescheduled for August 24 ****

Due to a tree falling on the power lines, our Aug 10 Hoot was postponed!  It is happening this coming Monday and I wonder if you might take a moment and help us get the word out, as this is not our regular Hoot time….  It’s going to be a really good show too!  Post it & Pass it on!!  

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The Athens Folk Music & Dance Society Present:

The Hoot

Monday Aug. 24

@ The Foundry

8-10pm admission is FREE

Our monthly music variety show had to be postponed because of power loss, but everyone has agreed to come back and we will continue with a great toe tapping line up!  Athens area’s newest old time band The Ale Raisers will do traditional tunes featuring fiddle & banjo.  Also Hog-eyed Roosters, a blend of two bands, Hog-eyed Man and Hawkproof Rooster, will do fiddle tunes and quirky songs.  And The Dixieland 5 will do a traditional set of dixieland jazz!  Maggie Hunter is guest hosting.  For more info:  facebook.com/groups/athensfolk/

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Join us for our August Contra Dance !!!

Next Dance:  Saturday August 15

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Contraplicity

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Admission: 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 July 18 contra dance !!!

Dance:  Saturday July 18

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Evan Kinney & friends

Caller: Rachel McCandliss

Admission: 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 June contra dance !!!

Next Dance:  Saturday June 20

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Whistlin’ Rufus

Caller: Doug Singleton

Admission: 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 May contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday May 16

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Reel Play

Caller: Deanna Palumbo

Admission: 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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