Central Virginia Contradances

dancers
Help us to care for our floor; please wear soft-soled shoes. No heels unless they are dance shoes! We don't want you hurt! Thanks!

We dance
at the Dayton Learning Center every second Saturday of the month from September through May. There is a free beginner's welcome workshop from 7:15-8:OOpm included in the price of admission.  ~~~~~~~~~Admission: $8 adults,$6 students, $2children (under12)
Dance Schedule
Date Caller Band Members
Sat Oct 08, 2011 Dave Colestock Contra Rebels Todd Clewell, fiddle, and Henry Koretsky, guitar and mandolin
Sat Nov 12, 2011 Perry Shafran The McKenzies Woody and Marcia McKenzie (various instruments)
Sat Dec 10, 2011* NoteWe will have a special Waltz before the December Contra Dance starting at 6:00 pm with a waltz lesson & followed by open waltz for an hour Tom Hinds Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Sat Jan 14, 2012 Will Martin Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Feb 11, 2012 Warren Doyle Highlander String Band Jim Gaskins (fiddle), Phyllis Gaskins (Appalachian dulcimer), Al Kennedy (mandolin), Suzanne Kennedy (bass), Gene Bowlen (banjo and octave mandolin)
Sat Mar 10, 2012* NoteSpecial Afternoon Waltz ~~~~ Lesson with Gaye 4:00 ~~~Open Waltz 5;00-7:00 Gaye Fifer Waltz & Contra with Janet Muse & Mike Dunn Special Waltz Lesson @ 4:oo with Gaye Fifer Open Waltzing 5:oo -7:oo Dayton Dance Contra 8:oo -11:oo
Sat Apr 14, 2012 Bill Wellington Keezletones
Sat May 12, 2012 Valerie Helbert Highlander String Band Jim Gaskins (fiddle), Phyllis Gaskins (Appalachian dulcimer), Al Kennedy (mandolin), Suzanne Kennedy (bass), Gene Bowlen (banjo and octave mandolin)
Sat Sep 08, 2012 Greg Frock Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Sat Nov 10, 2012* Note Shenandoah Shindig! Noon til\\\' Midnight with music by the Figments!& The Morrison Brothers! LATE NIGHT ~ Electro -Trad (similar to Techno Contra) with Eileen Thorsos! http://daytoncontradance.wix.com/shenandoah-shindig#!home/mainPage Shawn Brenneman Shenandoah Shindig w/ The Figments & The Morrison Brothers
Sat Jan 12, 2013 Tom Hinds Rhythm Road
Sat Apr 13, 2013 Ken Gall The McKenzies Woody and Marcia McKenzie (various instruments)
Sat May 11, 2013 Sargon de Jesus Mike Williams House Band Mike Williams (fiddle), friends (other instruments)
Sat Sep 14, 2013 Greg Frock Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Fri Jan 17, 2014* NoteShenandoah Shindig#2 Held @ Dayton LearningCenter Gaye Fifer The Great Bear Trio Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand, Kim Yerton
Sat Jan 18, 2014 Dana Parkinson & Gaye Fifer The Morrison Brothers & Great Bear Trio Owen Morrison, Will Morrison & Jim Morrison Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand, Kim Yerton
Sun Jan 19, 2014 Dana Parkinson & Gaye Fifer The Morrison Brothers & Great Bear Trio Owen Morrison, Will Morrison & Jim Morrison Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand, Kim Yerton
Sat Mar 01, 2014* Note $Free Admission$ Contra Dance hosted by Bridgewater College with support by the Harrisonburg Area Contra Dancers. Shawn Brenneman Sligo Creek Stompers Sarah Foard - fiddle / Chris Ousley - banjo, guitar, ukulele, vocals, bodhrán, fiddlesticks / A.J.P. Erlinger - upright bass, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo / J. Eliot Myhre - vocals, washboard, clarinet, euphonium
Sat Mar 08, 2014 Valerie Helbert Contra Rebels Todd Clewell, fiddle, and Henry Koretsky, guitar and mandolin
Sat Apr 12, 2014 Clinton Ross Old Time Snake Milkers #5 Colby Pegg-Joplin -Fiddle, Sam Stallings -Banjo, Kevin Harter - Fiddle, Scott Friend- Mandolin, Ian Friend-Guitar
Sat May 10, 2014 Perry Shafran Waltz & Contras with GO FIGURE 4:oo Waltz Lesson followed by Open Waltzing 5:00-7:00 ~~~~ Contra Lesson @ 7:3o ~ CONTRA DANCE 8:oo-11:oopm
Sat Sep 13, 2014 Brian Hamshar Mutton Busters
Sat Oct 11, 2014 Phoebe Williams In Wildness Jim Morrison (fiddle), Sue Read (piano), TJ Johnson (guitar)
Mon Nov 03, 2014* Note7:oo pm-10:oo pm This dance willbe held at the Dayton Learning Center. Brought to you by the Harrisonburg Monday Night Dancers. Clinton Ross Perpetual E-Motion Ed Howe, fiddle John Cote, guitar and percussion
Sat Nov 08, 2014 Becky McKenzie WheelHouse Jim Harrington on accordion, Kathy Boyer on flute, whistles, and clarinet; Rya Martin on piano.
Sat Dec 13, 2014 Michael Hamilton Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Jan 10, 2015 ~No Dance~ ~ No Dance ~
Fri Jan 16, 2015* NoteAt the Dayton DanceHall/Learning Center-- 8:00-11:00pm Contra- 11:00-12:30 RushFest! Janine Smith! & Vicki Herndon! Shenandoah Shindig with Lift Ticket & Sligo Creek Stompers!
Fri Jan 16, 2015* Note11:00pm-12:30am Afterparty/RushFest Emily Rush! RushFest!
Sat Jan 17, 2015* NoteSat Jan 17, 2015 Shenandoah Shindig with Lift Ticket & Sligo Creek Stompers! Janine Smith! & Vicki Herndon! Dance at The Dayton DanceHall Morning til Night- 10:00am-Midnight workshops& dancing - Waltz/FlatFooting/Swing/Contra Janine Smith! & Vicki Herndon! Shenandoah Shindig with Lift Ticket & Sligo Creek Stompers!
Sun Jan 18, 2015* NoteShenandoah Shindig with Lift Ticket & Sligo Creek Stompers! Janine Smith! & Vicki Herndon! Dance at The Dayton DanceHall Morning til Night- 10:00am-Midnight Waltz & mostly Contra! Janine Smith! & Vicki Herndon! Shenandoah Shindig with Lift Ticket & Sligo Creek Stompers!
Sat Feb 14, 2015 Phoebe Williams Mike Williams House Band Mike Williams (fiddle), friends (other instruments)
Sat Mar 14, 2015 Tom Hinds Unbalanced Clinton Ross- mandolin, guitar. Joseph Showalter - fiddle
Sat Apr 11, 2015 Will Martin Ricochet Rya Martin (piano) and Walter Hojka (fiddle)
Sat May 09, 2015 Clinton Ross WheelHouse Jim Harrington on accordion, Kathy Boyer on flute, whistles, and clarinet; Rya Martin on piano.
Sat May 16, 2015* NoteFree $Admission Dance 7:oo -9:45 to celebrate our Contra Dance Class held at The Lucy Simms School & Community Center, 620 Simms Avenue,Harrisonburg,Va22801 Doors open @6:30 Clinton Ross Wheelhouse @Lucy Simms School,Harrisonburg,VA
Sat Sep 12, 2015 Clinton Ross TBA
Sat Oct 10, 2015 TBA TBA
Sat Nov 14, 2015 TBA TBA
Sat Dec 12, 2015 TBA Unbalanced Clinton Ross- mandolin, guitar. Joseph Showalter - fiddle
Sat Jan 09, 2016 TBA TBA
Sat Feb 13, 2016 TBA TBA
Sat Mar 12, 2016 TBA TBA
Sat Apr 09, 2016 TBA TBA
Sat May 14, 2016 TBA TBA
Board Members
Name Phone
Michelle Perry 434-293-6536
Kayla Miller

Booking Info:

Michelle Perry

Directions

The Dayton Learning Center is located in the middle of Dayton at 290 Mill St. Dayton, VA.

Driving Directions from Interstate 81:

Take Exit #240 Bridgewater/Mt. Crawford from I-81 and go West
Continue on this road to the intersection with Rt. 42 in Bridgewater
Turn right on Rt. 42 (MAIN STREET) and travel North to the town of Dayton
Turn Left on MASON ST
Turn Right on SUMMIT ST and go up the hill
Turn Right on MILL ST  and the Dayton Learning Center is an old school on your left. 
Parking is at the rear of the building.