Come contra dancing on Saturday, October 27, with caller Abigail Hobart and the band Whistlin’ Rufus.
This dance party is THE alternative to your boring costume gathering. Wear your finest and scariest costume while dancing to choreographed moves to live music. After dancing until your bones shake loose, enjoy a feast of frightening proportions during the break.
Abigail Hobart is the caller who has been contra dancing since she was eight years old. She began calling while on a four-month backpacking trip through Europe. She states on her website that “Growing up in the local folk community was so important to me; I felt connected and loved, free to express myself, and enthralled.” Come to the dance and experience this connection yourself.
The Whistlin’ Rufus band will be playing hauntingly beautiful music. The band consists of Ann Whitley on fiddle; Doug Olsen, mandolin; Cindy Olsen, bass; and Matt Levine, guitar.
Contra dance is a fun and easy-to-learn way to get great exercise while listening to fine music and making new friends. No experience is needed. It is not necessary to bring a partner. Come by 7:30 p.m. for free lessons, with dancing from at 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is a bargain at $7 for SNCA members, $10 for other adults, $5 for students, and free for children under 12.
Dances are 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 and Beth Marsh Hawkins
Dedicated volunteers who help keep the Sautee Community Contra Dance in the public eye.