Blue Ridge Contra dancing returns to Saluda May 17

Published 4:50 pm Monday, May 13, 2013

Blue Ridge Contra dancers will gather again at the Saluda Party Place and Event Center Friday, May 17.

The April dance caller and music were fantastic but there were only 37 dancers. The group hopes to pack the house this next dance.

There will be soft drinks, snacks and bottled water available to purchase.

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The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. this time with a half hour of beginner lessons and then the real dancing at 8 p.m. Dancing will go until the earlier of 11 p.m. or when the last person drops from glorious exhaustion.

Diane Silver will be the caller and the Pine Top Revival, including Dawn

Cantrell on guitar, Steve Cantrell on mandolin, Joshua Johnson on fiddle, Dan Wood on banjo and Andrew Lathe on bass, will provide the music.

For more information or to join the group’s mailing list, visit or see the group on Facebook at Blue Ridge Contra.

The Party Place is located at 221 Friendship Church Road, Saluda, N.C. 28773. For directions to The Party Place, visit

The group’s next dances will be held June 14th and July 19.

– article submitted by Judy Thompson