The October dance will include special refreshments, a costume parade, and fun prizes for various category winners. Costumes are optional, so just come in your usual dance garb and enjoy the view.
Cage Free has played for dances and other events in Northeast Georgia since 2007. Four of the five band members will be present at the October dance: Margie McDonald on fiddle, Jennie Inglis on acoustic bass, Mark Baker on guitar, and Walter Daves on claw hammer banjo, mandolin, and whistle.
All four of the Cage Free musicians have played regularly for the “Learn and Contra” classes at SNC for the past 10 years. Walter Daves is the original organizer and caller for the classes, and Jennie Inglis is the current organizer and caller. For several decades, the four musicians have performed at a variety of vocal, instrumental and dance events. In addition to his guitar skills, Mark Baker holds a degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and performed for 10 years with the Boston Camarata. He and Jennie are also accomplished Morris dancers.
Doug Singleton has been calling dances far and wide for many years. A regular caller for Atlanta's Chattahoochee Country Dancers Friday night dances, he has called in dance locations throughout the Eastern United States and is known for his clear teaching and interesting dances.
Introductory lesson, 7:30 pm; dance, 8-11 pm. No partner or prior experience necessary. SNCA members, $7; non-members, $10; students, $5; children 12 and under, free. The SNC historic gym is located at 283 Highway 255 North, ¼ mile off Highway 17 in Sautee, Georgia. Contact: (706) 878-3300; www.snca.org or www.sauteecontra.com