On Saturday, July 6, we welcome the band, Lava, to our contra dance stage. Lava includes Karina Wilson (fiddle), George Paul (piano), and Steve Kemble (percussion). Karina Wilson is an extraordinary fiddler from Santa Fe who has performed in Europe and across the U.S. She also plays violin, viola, cello, as well as sings. George Paul is a well-known performer in Sautee who has been playing piano since he was three. Steve Kemble is a percussion master. Called by Atlanta’s Rob Harper, this is a dance you will not want to miss!
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 and Beth Marsh Hawkins
Dedicated volunteers who help keep the Sautee Community Contra Dance in the public eye.