Blue Ridge Contra dancers gather April 12

Published 9:28 am Monday, April 8, 2013

The Blue Ridge Contra Dancers invite the public out for a spring fling dance Friday, April 12 at the Party Place and Event Center in Saluda.

Calling will be done by “Atlanta’s Dance Magician” Seth Tepfer. Tepfer has been calling since 1997 and has called more than 500 gigs with dancers from age 5 to 95. Music by “Good and Plenty” will feature Karen Gaughan, one of Asheville’s most in-demand contra piano players for 20 years. With Laura Legnick, known for her “wildly fun fiddling style,” these two combine to make contra plenty of fun. The Party Place is a 12,000-square-foot dance facility with hardwood floors, a refreshment bar and sound system.

Beginner lessons start at 6:30 p.m., with dancing from 7-9:30 p.m.

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For more information or to join the mailing list, visit and see the group on Facebook at Blue Ridge Contra. For directions to the Party Place visit

– article submitted by Mary Ann Hester