Free Raisins

Audrey Knuth, Jeff Kauffman & Amy Englesberg

Toss The Possum

Rob Zisette & Laura Zisette


Emily Rush

July 6-7-8-9, 2017

Great Bear 6.0

Andrew, Noah & Kim VanNorstrand
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

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 banner

10:00am - 1:00pm        Cycling with Jim Kline -  meet at banner

10:00 am - 12:00          Roller skating at Skate Center
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 - 10:00am        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  caller Warren Doyle        

12:00pm - 1:30pm        Lunch Break

12:15pm - 1:15pm        Waltz workshop
1:30pm - 3:00pm          Contra Dance with Free Raisins
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          Raffle Great Bear Trio - Toss The Possum - Free Raisins CD's

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 
 9:00am - 12:00am       Skating Rink Dancing  -  4121 Brandon Ave., Rke.
 9:30am - 11:30am       Contra Dance with Toss The Possum, caller Terry Doyle

11:35am - 12:00noon    Roller Skating

12:00am - 1:30pm        Lunch break
 1:30pm - 4:30pm         Contra Dance with The Great Bear 6.0 with

                                       caller Sarah VanNorstrand


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: