July 4-5-6-7, 2019

Roanoke RailRoader Contra Dance Weekend

This is 2019 Schedule (with slight revisions)

Open Thursday: July 4                               

      ( $15.00 ) for daytime activities

1:00pm - 5:00pm         4th of July festivities

             Games - Cookout - Music

1:00pm - 5:00pm  Games - Music - Cookout

5:00 pm Cookout ( Hamburgers, hotdogs,  bring a simple dish like chips, cookies )

     (Thursday Night - $ 20 included in full Weekend pricing )

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

7:30pm - 8:00pm          Beginner lesson
8:00pm - 10:00pm        Contra Dance with Toss The Possum   and caller  Gaye Fifer

10:00pm - 10:45pm      ***** FIREWORKS ******

Friday :   July 5
  9:30am - 2:00pm        Hike to McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail - meet at Railroader banner

  9:30am - 1:00pm        Cycling tripmeet at Railroader banner

1:00pm -                       Check-in starts
3:30pm - 5:00pm          Rushfest with Emily Rush  
5:00pm - 6:50pm          Supper break
6:50pm - 7:00pm          Opening Ceremony
7:00pm -  8:40pm         Contra Dance with Toss The Possum  and caller Gaye Fifer

8:45 pm                         Drawing for a free CD and a free dress

8:50pm - 10:30pm        Contra Dance  with Buddy System  and caller Diane Silver
10:40pm -11:00pm       ***** FIREWORKS ******  !!!!!!!

11:00pm - ????             Rushfest with Emily Rush          

Saturday : July 6
 7:30am - 9:30am         Continental Breakfast in Dance Hall (campers only)(coffee earlier)
 9:30am - 10:30am       Dutch Crossing workshop Gaye Fifer 
10:30am - 12:00pm      Challenging Contras with Toss The Possum and caller Diane Silver  

12:00pm - 1:15pm        Lunch Break                                  
1:15pm - 2:00pm          Special Event....... concert Second Wynde 

 2:00pm - 3:15pm         Contra dancing with Second Wynde and caller Gaye Fifer
3:25pm - 3:30pm          Group photos (A) BANNER OUT FRONT (B) DANCE HALL

3:30pm - 5:00pm          Contra dance  with Buddy System and caller Diane Silver 
5:00pm - 7:00pm          Cookout - Pot Luck
7:20pm - 7:30pm          Drawing for free CD's and a free dress

7:30pm  - 9:10pm         Contra Dance with Buddy Systemand caller Gaye Fifer
9:20pm - 11:00pm        Contra Dance with Toss The Possum and caller Diane Silver

11:15pm - ??                Buddy System Techno dance
Sunday:  July 7
 7:30am - 10:00am       Continental Breakfast (at Moose and at rink)

 NOTE >>> NO activities will be at Moose Lodge from 9 - 1pm - ALL will be at rink

 9:30am  -                     Drive, carpool or ride shuttles to Skate Center of Roanoke (see map)
 9:30am - 12:00am       Skating Rink Contra Dancing  -  4121 Brandon Ave., Rke.

 9:30am - 10:15am        Flatfooting Workshop Terry Doyle

10:15am - 11:30am       Contra Dance Toss the Posum and caller Terry Doyle

10:00am - 12:00am       Lazer Tag (10 at a time)

11:35am - 12:00pm       Open Roller Skating during takedown

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

12:00am - 1:00pm         Lunch break
 1:00pm  - 2:20pm         Contra Dance Buddy System  and caller Diane Silver

 2:40pm  - 4:00pm         Contra Dance Toss The Possum and caller Gaye Fifer


                   Drive home safely !


Directions to the skating rink.

Sound by Jamie Platt



Meet at 9:30 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. We are inclined to go out appx.15 miles before heading back. Our typical pace is 12-14 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.