Wear your SPOOKY costume to the Sautee Contra Dance. On Saturday, October 26, SNCA will have a contra dance with music by the band Whistlin’ Rufus and calling by Doug Singleton. Whistlin’ Rufus comes to us from the Atlanta area and Dahlonega, and consists of Ann Whitley on fiddle, Doug Olsen on mandolin, Cindy Olsen on bass and John Day, sitting in for Peter Jenkins, on guitar.
This quartet has played their “fast, energetic, interesting dance music” around the Southeast and Midwest for about 15 years, and is pleased to be returning to Sautee. Doug Singleton is an experienced dance caller who has called in Sautee multiple times in the past and at dances around the Southeast and beyond.
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. Costumes are optional.
No experience is needed. It is not necessary to bring a partner. Bring a snack to share during the break. There is a free contra dance lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing at 8:00 pm. This spooky event 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. Admission: Students & Teens $6, SNCA members $8,and non-members $10. 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.