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Community Contra & Square Dances and Dance Workshops
January 9, 2016 — December 10, 2016


8 - 10:30 pm
Admission: $7
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

English Country Dance Workshop Series

Like a contra dance, each English Country dance is made up of short, fun, easy-to-learn figures. What really sets it apart is the music. It can be slow and elegant (dance like a Queen!) or quick and lively (dance like a Duke!) There is a definite air of sophistication and romance. More ballroom. Less barn.

The dances are held in the historic Keith House, with its beautiful wood floor, from 8pm until 10:30pm. The first half of the evening consists of easy dances suitable for everyone, and all the figures will be taught. If you are a beginner and want to learn what English Country dancing is all about, be sure to come to the first half. The second half will include slightly more challenging dances for those with more dance experience."

Instructor: Carl Dreher
Violin and piano music by Margie McDonald and Gretchen Wurth

TIME: 8 - 10:30pm
LOCATION: Keith House, Community Room

2016 DATES:
February 20
March 19
April 16
May 14
June 25
July 9
August 20
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

December 17, 2016


Saturday 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Admission: Free!
Bring Dessert Potluck Dish to Share During the Break
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Holiday Contra & Square Dance Party 2016

Come celebrate the holidays with us on the dance floor!

Free admission!
Holiday treats potluck! Bring your favorite refreshment to share.

The calling and music will be a splendid array of local talent. Guest callers welcome (If you are interested in calling let us know in advance by emailing anniefain@folkschool.org).

Beginners, couples and singles are welcome.

December 26, 2016 — January 1, 2017


Standard Tuition: $398
Local Tuition: Call Front Office

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ! : Register on or before November 1 and get a special rate of $318!
Does not apply to other discounted registrations.
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Winter Dance Week

The Folk School's popular year-end folk dance & music celebration will feature American contras & squares, English country dancing, Scandinavian partner dance, Appalachian clogging, French Bal Folk, waltz & group harmony singing, jam sessions, yoga & more.

Ring in the New Year dancing to the glorious live music by SEAGLASS (Rachel Bell, Andrew VanNorstrand & Eileen Nicholson), FOXFIRE (Daron Douglas & Karen Axelrod), Beverly Smith & John Grimm and Char Bostrom.

Winter Dance Week offers a unique combination of top-notch callers, teachers, and musicians - along with beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

A Gala New Year's Eve party and New Year's morning breakfast will finish off the week.


-Kalia Kliban
-Kathy Anderson
-Charlotte Crittenden
-Seaglass (Rachel Bell, Eileen Nicholson & Andrew VanNordstrand)
-Foxfire (Daron Douglas & Karen Axelrod)
-Roo Lester
-Larry Harding
-Char Bostrom
-Suzannah Park
-Nathan Morrison
-Beverly Smith
-John Grimm
-Annie Fain Barralon

Participants should have previous contra dance and/or English country dance experience (such as our "Learn to Contra Dance" class or the equivalent). We do not recommend Winter Dance Week for beginning dancers.

Standard Tuition: $398
Call the office for Local Tuition Rate

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! : Register on or before November 1st and get a special rate of $318!

Limited work exchange scholarships are available. Phone the office or email anniefain@folkschool.org to request a scholarship application.

Monday, Dec. 26th
3:00-5:30 pm Check-In
5:30 pm Staff Meeting
6:00 pm Supper
7:00 pm Introductions, Announcements, Singing
7:30 pm Dance


8:15-am Breakfast
Morning Contras - Kathy, Seaglass
Scandinavian Partner Dance Basics - Roo, Larry, Char
10:15 -10:45
Morningsong - Suzannah, Nathan
10:50 -12:00
Challenging English Country - Kalia, Foxfire
French Bal Folk Sampler - Annie Fain, Seaglass

12:15 pm Lunch

1:20-2:20 pm
English Country for Beginners & All - Kalia, Foxfire
Intro to Appalachian Clogging - Annie Fain, John, Beverly
2:30-3:30 pm
Afternoon Squares - Kathy, John, Beverly, Annie Fain
3:40-4:40 pm
World Song & Harmony Singing - Suzannah, Nathan
Waltz & Hambo - Roo, Larry, Char
4:50 -5:50 pm
Jam Session - John, Beverly
Yoga (Tues.-Fri.) - Hannah

6:00 pm Supper

7:15 pm Gathering w/ Suzannah, Nathan & Special Guest

8:00 - 11:00 pm Dance
(Wednesday 8:00-10:00)

8:00 - 10:00 pm English Dancing
(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday only)

11:00 pm Refreshments

Friday, Dec. 30 - THE BRASSTOWN FOLLIES (10:30-12:00)

Saturday, Dec. 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE (8:00 - 1:00)

Sunday, January 1, 2017
7:15 am Cold cereal and coffee available

December 26, 2016 — December 31, 2016


$10 for evening dances, Dec. 26-30
$15 for New Year's Eve Dance Party, Dec. 31
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Winter Dance Week Evening Dances

Evening dances during Winter Dance Week (Dec. 26-31) are open to our local dance community. There will be a mix of contras, squares and English country dances.

(EXPERIENCED Contra Dancers Only, Please. These dances coincide with our winter dance week. Thanks for your consideration.)

Dec. 26-Dec. 29, 8-11 pm
Admission: $10 per dancer, per night.

Dec. 30 - 8-10 pm
Admission: $10

New Year's Eve Dance!
Dec. 31 - 8pm-1am
Admission: $15


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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