Roanoke RailRoader Contra Dance Weekend

Directions to the skating rink.

 Roanoke Railroader will return July 1, 2, 3, 4,  2021 !


Jim and Katrina will lead a bike ride near the Moose Lodge.
Meet at 9:30 am Friday morning, July 3rd at the Moose Lodge, near the Railroader banner, and begin riding at 9:45 am. We'll be on smooth roads near Carvins Cove on lower traffic roads. The route is Carvins Cove area out and back on Rt 311, 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.

Open Thursday: July 1                               

      ( $20.00 ) for dance



      (Thursday Night - $ 20 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 Gaslight Tinkers   and caller  Warren Doyle

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

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

10:30am - 11:45am      Trip to Mill Mountain Star - meet at Railroader banner

1:00pm  -  3:00pm        Contra Dance with Gaslight Tinkers and Caller Gaye Fifer
3:20pm - 4:20pm          Rushfest with Emily Rush  
5:00pm - 6:55pm          Supper break
6:55pm - 7:00pm          Opening Ceremony
7:00pm -  8:45pm         Contra Dance with Toss The Possum  and caller Gaye Fifer

8:45 pm                         Drawings for  free CD's and other prizes

9:00pm - 11:00pm        Contra Dance  with Gaslight Tinkers  and caller Will Mentor
11:00pm - ????             Rushfest with Emily Rush     


Saturday : July 3
 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 Will Mentor   

12:00pm - 1:15pm        Lunch Break                                  
1:15pm - 2:00pm          Flatfooting lesson with Terry Doyle & Warren Doyle

 2:00pm - 3:15pm         Contra dance & Dutch Cross w/ Gaslight Tinkers and caller Gaye Fifer
3:25pm - 3:30pm          Group photos (A) BANNER OUT FRONT (B) DANCE HALL

3:30pm - 5:00pm          Contra dance  with Toss ThePossum and caller Will Mentor 
5:00pm - 7:00pm          Cookout - Pot Luck
7:20pm - 7:30pm          Drawing for free CD's and other prizes

7:30pm  - 9:10pm         Contra Dance with Gaslight Tinkersand caller Will Mentor
9:20pm - 10:00pm        ***** FIREWORKS ******  !!!!!!! 

10:00pm - ??                 Contra dance  Toss The Possum and caller Gaye Fifer

Sunday:  July 4
 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  - 11:00am       Contra Dance Gaslight Tinkers  and caller Terry Doyle

11:00am - 11:15am       Dutch Crossing - 1 dance with Gaye Fifer

11:15am - 12:15am       Rushfest and caller Emily Rush

10:00am - 12:15am       Lazer Tag (10 at a time)

10:00am - 12:15pm       Open Roller Skating

12:15  Noon                    Drive or ride back to Moose lodge (or to lunch)

12:15am - 1:00pm         Lunch break
 1:00pm  - 2:10pm         Contra Dance Toss The Possum  and caller Gaye Fifer

 2:20pm  - 3:30pm         Contra Dance Gaslight Tinkers and caller Will Mentor

 3:30pm - 4:00pm          Both bands farewell dance !             

   Drive home safely !


Sound by Jamie Platt