On Saturday, February 22, SNCA will have a contra dance with music by the band Lagomorph Quartet and calling by David Winston. Hailing from North Carolina, Lagomorph Quartet is Eli Howells (fiddle), Alan Best (mandolin), Kiah Wells (guitar), and Aosha Wells (bass). David Winston returns to the SNCA stage with a decade of experience as a caller.
Come join the friendly dancers of Sautee. If you have contra danced you know how much fun it can be. If not, come on out to try it. If you can walk you can contra dance. The caller will tell you the moves, so learning the dance is not necessary. No experience is needed. It is not necessary to bring a partner.
The evening begins with a 6:30 pm potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share and enjoy visiting with old friends or make new ones. Bringing snacks to share on the refreshment table during the dance is welcomed.
The 8:00 dance, preceded by a free lesson at 7:30 pm., is held at the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center historic gym, at 283 Highway 255 N., ¼ mile off Highway 17 in Sautee, Georgia, (706) 878-3300. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $8 for members of SNCA, $6 for students, and free for those under age 12. Visit www.Sauteecontra.com or www.snca.org for more information.
By Charles Hawkins and Beth Marsh Hawkins
Dedicated volunteers who help keep the Sautee Community Contra Dance in the public eye.