Central Virginia Contradances

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The former 3rd Saturday contra dance series at Mary Baldwin College was discontinued in April 2015. Now, Staunton is home to the "Occasional Thursday Dance in Staunton" at the Trinity Episcopal Church, sponsored by Bill Wellington. Find details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/occasionalcontrastaunton
Dance Schedule
Date Caller Band Members
Sat Sep 15, 2007 Becky McKenzie Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Fri Oct 26, 2007 Shawn Brenneman TBA
Sat Nov 17, 2007 Tom Hinds The McKenzies Woody and Marcia McKenzie (various instruments)
Sat Dec 15, 2007 Gaye Fifer Jim Morrison and Steve Hickman Steve Hickman (fiddle), Jim Morrison (guitar)
Sat Jan 19, 2008 Bill Wellington Uncle Henry Jim Childress (fiddle, guitar), Pete Vigour (fiddle, guitar), Ellen Vigour (mandolin), Mark Beall (bass)
Sat Feb 16, 2008 Herschel Nelson Dot Dot Dash Bill Anderson (fiddle), John Hildreth (guitar), Joel Keebler (bass), Matt Livingston (mandolin)
Sat Mar 15, 2008 Brad Sayler Toad Mamas Rick LaRue (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Apr 19, 2008 TBA Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat May 17, 2008 TBA TBA
Sat Sep 20, 2008 DeLaura Padovan Toad Mamas Rick LaRue (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Oct 18, 2008 Becky McKenzie The McKenzies Woody and Marcia McKenzie (various instruments)
Sat Nov 15, 2008 Herschel Nelson Jim Harrington and Friends Jim Harrington (Accordion), Friends (other stuff)
Sat Dec 20, 2008 Paul Rosen Two Gun and Friends Two Gun Terry(fiddle), Bob Driver (guitar) and Neil Knicely (bass)
Sat Jan 17, 2009 Brad Sayler Sue Read and Doug Sheridan
Sat Feb 21, 2009 Bill Wellington Wilderness Road
Sat Mar 21, 2009 Tom Hinds Elftones Mara Shea (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar)
Sat Apr 18, 2009 TBA Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Sep 19, 2009 Becky McKenzie Wilderness Road
Sat Oct 17, 2009 Denise Lair Jim Morrison and Sue Read Jim Morrison (fiddle) and Sue Read (piano, guitar)
Sat Nov 21, 2009 Gaye Fifer Elftones Mara Shea (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar)
Sat Dec 19, 2009* NoteDance canceled due to snow Tom Hinds Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Jan 16, 2010 Valerie Helbert Two Gun and Friends Two Gun Terry(fiddle), Bob Driver (guitar) and Neil Knicely (bass)
Sat Feb 20, 2010* NoteMarti Gras Dance! Costumes encouraged! Herschel Nelson Avant Gardeners Laura Light (fiddle), George Paul (piano), Dan Sebring (guitar, etc.)
Sat Mar 20, 2010 Will Martin Toad Mamas Rick LaRue (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Apr 17, 2010 Tom Hinds Toss the Possum Robbie Zisette (fiddle), Jane Zisette (flute, whistle), Chas Zisette (bass), Laura Zisette (piano), Sam (drums)
Sat May 22, 2010 TBA Rhythm Road
Sat Sep 18, 2010 Valerie Helbert Toad Mamas Rick LaRue (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Oct 16, 2010 Becky McKenzie Jim Morrison and Friends Jim Morrison (fiddle), friends (other instruments)
Sat Nov 20, 2010 Will Martin Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Dec 18, 2010 Tom Hinds Wilderness Road
Sat Mar 19, 2011 Paul Rosen Wilderness Road
Sat Apr 16, 2011 Frederick Park Jim Morrison and Friends Jim Morrison (fiddle), friends (other instruments)
Sat May 21, 2011 Herschel Nelson Rhythm Road
Sat Sep 17, 2011 Will Martin Toad Mamas Rick LaRue (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Oct 15, 2011 Tom Hinds Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Sat Nov 19, 2011 Valerie Helbert Sue Read and Doug Sheridan
Sat Dec 03, 2011 Brian Hamshar Stallings Family Band
Sat Jan 21, 2012 Bill Wellington Jim Morrison and Friends Jim Morrison (fiddle), friends (other instruments)
Sat Feb 18, 2012 Andrea Nettleton Goldie Stringband (Mardi Gras)
Sat Mar 17, 2012 Will Martin Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Apr 21, 2012 Warren Doyle Toad Mamas Rick LaRue (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Sep 15, 2012 Becky McKenzie Poison Bottom Boys
Sat Oct 20, 2012 Tom Hinds Ricochet Rya Martin (piano) and Walter Hojka (fiddle)
Sat Nov 17, 2012 Valerie Helbert In Wildness Jim Morrison (fiddle), Sue Read (piano), TJ Johnson (guitar)
Sat Dec 15, 2012* NoteContrary to earlier reports, the dance will be in the usual location! Frederick Park Coracree Jane Rothfield (fiddle), Sarah Gowan (guitar, concertina, foot percussion), Bill Quern (mandolin, tenor and 5 string banjo, melodeon, harmonica), Allan Carr (double bass)
Sat Jan 19, 2013 Brian Hamshar Rhythm Road
Sat Feb 16, 2013 Will Martin Rhythmajig Walter Hojka (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Mar 16, 2013 Perry Shafran Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Sat Apr 20, 2013 Bill Wellington Stallings Family Band
Sat Sep 21, 2013 Frederick Park Mean Lids. Matt Turino (guitar); Miriam Larson (flute, jaw harp); Ben Smith (fiddle) - from Illinois
Sat Oct 19, 2013 Brian Hamshar Ricochet Rya Martin (piano) and Walter Hojka (fiddle)
Sat Nov 16, 2013 Clinton Ross Jim Morrison and Friends Jim Morrison (fiddle), friends (other instruments)
Sat Dec 07, 2013 Warren Doyle Gypsy Stars Paul Epstein (fiddler for Contrarians), Paula Bickman (accordion), Rita Ray (piano)
Sat Jan 25, 2014 Bill Wellington Born Old Doug Van Gundy (fiddle, guitar); Paul Gartner (banjo, guitar)
Sat Feb 15, 2014 Tom Hinds Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Mar 15, 2014 Will Martin Rhythmajig Walter Hojka (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Apr 19, 2014 Valerie Helbert Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Sat Sep 20, 2014 Brian Hamshar WheelHouse Jim Harrington on accordion, Kathy Boyer on flute, whistles, and clarinet; Rya Martin on piano.
Sat Oct 18, 2014 Valerie Helbert Go Figure Janet Muse (piano), Mike Dunn (fiddle)
Sat Nov 15, 2014 Jack Maus In Wildness Jim Morrison (fiddle), Sue Read (piano), TJ Johnson (guitar)
Sat Dec 06, 2014* NoteWe will NOT hold a dance on the 20th this month (3rd Sat.) Becky McKenzie The McKenzies Woody and Marcia McKenzie (various instruments)
Sat Jan 24, 2015* NoteWe will NOT hold a dance on the 17th this month (3rd Sat.) Clinton Ross Rhythmajigs Walter Hojka (fiddle), Patti Reum (whistles, flutes), Jack Maus (piano), David Stone (mandolin, guitar)
Sat Feb 21, 2015 Rachel McCandliss WheelHouse Jim Harrington on accordion, Kathy Boyer on flute, whistles, and clarinet; Rya Martin on piano.
Sat Mar 21, 2015 Will Martin Floorplay Rya Martin (piano), Paul Rosen (mandolin, fiddle, accordion), Aaron Lamb (drums)
Sat Apr 18, 2015 Tom Hinds Ricochet Rya Martin (piano) and Walter Hojka (fiddle)
Thu May 26, 2016* NoteTrinity Episcopal Church; lesson 7:00, dance 7:30 Bill Wellington Pete's Posse Pete Southerland and Oliver Scanlon (both from Clayfoot Strutters) and Tristan Henderson (of Atlantic Crossing)
Thu Nov 03, 2016* NoteTrinity Episcopal Church; lesson 7:00, dance 7:30 Bill Wellington Maivish Jaige Trudel (fiddle), Adam Broome (guitar), Matthew Olwell (flute and percussion)
Board Members
Name Phone
Pamela Patrick

Booking Info:

Pamela Patrick

Directions

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH:
214 West Beverly Street, Staunton VA 28801

For more information contact Bill at 540-885-0233 or 540-849-7727 (cell)