On June 22, we welcome back to our contra dance stage Steamshovel from the Carolinas. Roger Gold is well-known to contra dancers as a member of bands Steamshovel, Land of Sky, and the Elftones, and is a masterful guitarist. David White is a fiddler whose musical style has been enjoyed at many contra dances.
Calling that night will be Charley Harvey. He has called dances from Denmark to Japan and calls in the Southeast US on a regular basis. Charley is noted for his clear and concise teaching as well as for his contagious enthusiasm.
Contra Dance is a fun activity where you can meet people, hear good live music, and get exercise without even thinking about that. If you can walk, you can contra dance. It’s a form of dance in which a caller tells you the moves, so you don’t have to “learn” the dances. If you have tried it, you know why Sautee contra dances attract 100 or more people each month. If you have not tried it, come see what it’s all about!
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 and Beth Marsh Hawkins
Dedicated volunteers who help keep the Sautee Community Contra Dance in the public eye.