Emily Rush

July 5-6-7-8, 2018

Roanoke RailRoader Contra Dance Weekend

Directions to the skating rink.

Schedule is last year's and will be UPDATED later in 2018 !

Open Thursday : July 5

                                      (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 

Friday :   July 6
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

10:00am - 12:00           Mountain Biking at Carvins Cove will  be new in 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm          Contra dance
5:00pm - 6:00pm          Supper break
6:00pm - 7:00pm          Check-in
7:00pm - 7:15pm          Opening Ceremony
7:15pm -  8:45pm         Contra Dance

9:00pm - 11:15pm        Contra Dance 
11:30am -1:00am??     Rushfest with Emily Rush

Saturday : July 7
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 
10:00am - 12:00pm       Contra 

12:00pm - 1:00pm        Lunch Break

12:45pm - 1:30pm        Workshop with Warren and Terry

12:45pm - 1:30pm        Jam session 

1:30pm - 3:00pm          Contra Dance 
3:15pm - 4:45pm          Contra Dance  
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
10:00pm - 10:45pm      Contra Dance                                       

10:45pm              Fireworks !!!!!!!!!!

Sunday:  July 8
 7:00am - 10:00am       Continental Breakfast (at Moose and at rink)

   NOTE >>>>> NO activities will be at Moose Lodge from 9 - 12 - all will be at rink

 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  

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


                   Drive home safely !


Sound by Jamie Platt


Meet at 10:45 am Friday morning, July 6th 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 apx. 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: