On Saturday, July 27, we welcome the band, Boom Chuck, to the SNCA contra dance stage. Boom Chuck from Asheville features Laurie Fisher on fiddle, along with Nic Coker on guitar and Geraud Barallon on bass.
The band is a high-energy contra band that plays exquisitely danceable fiddle tunes, always giving a good ride thru southern, northern, Celtic and French Canadian styles, with a great swingy back rhythm. Boom Chuck has become a regional favorite for years, bringing their tried-and-true brand of joyful contra music to dances and dance weekends across the land. The caller that night will be David Winston. David has been dancing for 13 years and calling for 10 of those years.
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.
This special evening is a bargain at $7 for SNCA members, $10 for other adults, $5 for students, and free for children under 12. No experience is needed. It is not necessary to bring a partner. Bringing snacks to share is welcomed. Dancing, preceded by a free lesson at 7:30 p.m., 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. Visit www.Sauteecontra.com or www.snca.org for more information.
By Charles Hawkins, Beth Marsh Hawkins, and Jeanie Daves
Dedicated volunteers who help keep the Sautee Community Contra Dance in the public eye.