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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Christmas Hoot!

IT’S A TRADITION!!   ‘Tis the season when we gather and lift our voices together!! Christmas is the one time of the year where all people of all walks of life (and musical abilities) come together and sing! It’s a seasonal phenomenon, filled with the traditions of MUSIC!!

Please come join us on Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 8:00pm for the AFMDS annual Christmas Hoot featuring Christmas Carol Sing A Long w/ Tommy Jordan! Tommy passes out the words and takes requests as YOU get to pick the songs and sing along. One of our favorite shows of the year!! At our favorite pub, Yee Ole Little Kings!

Opening our Christmas Hoot at 8:00 will be The Solstice Sisters and following them will be Klezmer Local 42. Then Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels will lead us in our Christmas Caroling Sing A Long starting at 9:00! Be sure to come early!

See you there!
Tommy and Susan
and Dick and Maggie and Christine and Mike
and Dan and Bud and Bill and Adam and the rest of the Klezmer folks
Sponsored by the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society.
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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!!  

https://www.facebook.com/events/486245448199212/

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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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