Roanoke RailRoader Contra Dance Weekend

Directions to the skating rink.  8.6 miles from Moose Lodge

Sound by Jamie Platt

Thursday : June 30                            

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

7:30pm - 8:00pm          Beginner lesson
8:00pm - 11:00pm        Contra Dance with Toss The Possum  and caller  Gaye Fifer

Friday :   July 1
  8:00am - 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

1:30pm  -  2:45pm        Rushfest   with Emily Rush
3:00pm - 4:30pm          Contra Dance with Gaslight Tinkers and caller Gaye Fifer  
5:00pm - 6:55pm          Supper break
6:55pm - 7:00pm          Opening Ceremony
7:00pm -  8:45pm         Contra Dance with Toss The Possum  and caller Cis Hinkle

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

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


Saturday : July 2
 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      Contra dance & Dutch Crossing w/ Toss The Possum  with Gaye Fifer  

12:00pm - 12:45pm        Lunch Break                                  
12:45pm - 1:30pm         Waltzing 

1:30pm - 3:15pm          Challenging contra dances  w/ Gaslight Tinkers and Cis Hinkle 
3:25pm - 3:30pm          Group photos (A) BANNER OUT FRONT (B) DANCE HALL

3:30pm - 5:00pm          Contra dance  with Toss The Possum  and a caller TBD
5:00pm - 7:30pm          Cookout - Pot Luck

7:15pm - 7:50pm           Waltzing
7:50pm - 7:55pm          Drawing for free CD's and other prizes

8:00pm  - 9:30pm         Contra dance Gaslight Tinkers  and Cis Hinkle
9:30pm  - 11:00pm        Contra Dance with Toss The Possum and caller Gaye Fifer


Sunday:   July 3
 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  - 11:30am       Contra Dance Gaslight Tinkers and caller  Cis Hinkle

11:30am - 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 - 1:30pm         Lunch break l
 1:30pm  - 2:50pm         Contra Dance Toss The Possum  and Cis Hinkle

 2:50pm  - 4:10pm         Contra Dance Gaslight Tinkers and caller TBD

 4:10pm  - 7:30pm         Supper break

 7:30pm - 9:00pm          Contra dancing Toss The Possum and caller TBD

 9:00pm - 9:30pm          Patriotic music               

 9:40pm - 10:00pm        *****FIREWORKS ******  !!!!!!!                     

 Roanoke Railroader will return June 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4,  2022 !


Monday:   July 4

10:30am - 11:30am       Contra Dancing   caller Emily Rush  

11:30am - 12:30pm       Lunch 

12:30pm - 2:00pm       Toss The Possum caller Cis Hinkle

 2:00pm  - 2:15pm        Red White Blue Costume competition

2:15pm   - 3:30pm       Gaslight Tinkers

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



Railroader will lead a bike ride from the Moose Lodge on   Friday morning, July 1st. Meet at 9:30am, near the Railroader banner, and begin riding at 9:45 am. We'll be on paved lower traffic roads near Carvins Cove. The pace will be slow enough to allow us to socialize and stay together. You can do the first 10 mile loop and call it quits. Or, you can add the out-n-back bonus option near the end for an extra 17.5 miles for a total of 27.5 miles. The first 10 miles is relatively flat. The bonus is a moderate uphill grade to the turnaround and then downhill all the way back. You can see the routes and elevation profile here:

Click here for routes:  ​ Bike Run