Great Bear 6.0

Andrew, Noah  VanNorstrand , Kim Yerton
Dana Billings, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemmons

& Chris Miller

Roanoke RailRoader Contra Dance Weekend

Directions to the skating rink.

Schedule is preliminary, it will be revised later

Open Thursday : July 6

                                      (Thursday $15  included in full Weekend pricing)

6:00pm - 7:00pm          Early Weekend Check-In

7:30pm - 8:00pm          Beginner lesson
8:00pm - 11:00pm        Contra Dance with Free Raisinsand caller Phoebe Williams

Friday :   July 7
10:00am - 2:00pm        Hike to McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail - meet at Railroader banner

10:45am - 1:00pm        Cycling with Jim and Katrina -  meet at Railroader banner

10:00 am - 12:00          Roller skating at Skate Center - meet at Railroader banner
3:00pm - 5:00pm          Contra dance Free Raisins, and caller Emily Rush
5:00pm - 6:00pm          Supper break
6:00pm - 7:00pm          Check-in
7:00pm - 7:15pm          Opening Ceremony
7:15pm -  8:45pm         Contra Dance with Toss The Possum, caller Terry Doyle

9:00pm - 11:15pm        Contra Dance with Great Bear 6.0 and caller Sarah VanNorstrand
11:30am -1:00am??     Rushfest with Emily Rush

Saturday : July 8
7:00am - 9:30am        Continental Breakfast in Dance Hall
8:30am - 9:30am          Poolside Yoga
8:30am - 9:30am          Flatfooting or Swing lessons   - Dance Hall
9:00am - 9:50am          Waltzing with Toss the Possum
10:00am - 12:00pm      Challenging Contras Toss the Possum and caller  Beth Molaro       

12:00pm - 1:00pm        Lunch Break

12:45pm - 1:30pm        Waltz workshop with Warren and Terry

12:45pm - 1:30pm        Jam session with the McKenzies  - Marcia and Woody

                                      ( bring your instruments and join them ) on the porch near the pool
1:30pm - 3:00pm          Contra Dance with Free Raisins caller  Warren Doyle
3:15pm - 4:45pm          Contra Dance with Great Bear 6.0 and caller
4:45pm - 6:15pm          Cookout - Pot Luck
6:15pm - 6:25pm          Group Photos - (A) BANNER OUT FRONT (B) Dance Hall
6:25pm - 6:30pm          Drawing for free CD's Great Bear Trio - Toss The Possum

6:30pm - 9:30pm          Contra Dance with The Great Bear 6.0 and
                                       callers   Warren Doyle/Sarah VanNorstrand 

9:35pm - 10:00pm              Fireworks !!!!!!!!!!

10:00pm - 12:00pm      Contra Dance  Free Raisins, caller Sarah VanNorstrand

Sunday:  July 9
 7:00am - 10:00am       Continental Breakfast (at Moose and at rink)

   NOTE >>>>> NO activities at Moose Lodge from 9 - 12

 9:00am  -                      Drive or ride shuttles to Skate Center of Roanoke (see map)
 9:00am - 12:00am       Skating Rink Contra Dancing  -  4121 Brandon Ave., Rke.
 9:30am - 11:30am      Contra Dance with Toss The Possum, caller Warren & Terry Doyle

11:35am - 12:00noon    Open Roller Skating

12:00 Noon                   Drive or ride back to Moose lodge ( or to lunch)

12:00am - 1:00pm        Lunch break
 1:00pm  - 4:00pm        Contra Dance with The Great Bear 6.0 with

                                       caller Sarah VanNorstrand


                   Drive home safely !


Sound by Jamie Platt


Meet at 10:45am Friday morning, July 7th at the Moose Lodge, and begin riding at 11. We'll be on smooth, flat VA 311 for just one mile before turning onto lower traffic roads. The route is out and back on Bradshaw Road, and you can ride any distance before turning around to return to the Moose Lodge. Katrina and I are inclined to go out appx. 15 miles before heading back. Our typical pace is 14-15 mph. Below is an RWGPS link showing one-way, 15 miles. You can easily add or subtract distance from this 30 mi. total, and you can ride with new or old friends at any pace.

Questions? Please contact Jim Kline:


Emily Rush

July 6-7-8-9, 2017

Toss The Possum

Rob Zisette & Laura Zisette

Free Raisins

Audrey Knuth, Jeff Kaufman & Amy Englesberg