The band in May will be The Contrarians from Charleston, WV. The Contrarians are an extraordinary group of talented and fun musicians that have been enchanting dancers for decades. Please visit their website to learn more about them and play some of their fantastic tunes! The Contrarians, however, as their name implies, are not restricted by genres: Celtic, French Canadian, Swing, Gypsy, as well as Appalachian and original tunes are woven together and spiced with Afro-pop, Reggae, blues, and other grooves.
Our caller will be Dean Snipes from Charlotte, NC. Dean is a fun, entertaining, and masterful caller and dance choreographer that has been delighting Contra dancers for as long as one can remember. He will have you traveling the streets of Contra dances and greeting your neighbors with his well known "Yes, you betcha!"
- New Dancer's Workshop from 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Learn Contra dance basics for a more enjoyable experience.
- Dance from 7:30 PM. – 10:30 PM
1333 Omarest Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Please bring clean, soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Thanks!
Please see our page for available places to park at or near Emerald Ballroom. Please help us prevent problems with EB neighbors!
- Adults = $8.00
- Students with school ID = $5.00
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