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The Boone Country Dancers will host a workshop for anyone who might like to learn to call, play music for, or simply dance a mountain-style square dance on Saturday, April 14.
After instruction has been shared, there will be a potluck supper and a community square dance.
The events will be held at the old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove.
The caller’s workshop starts at 1 p.m. and will be led by Connie Carringer, a traditional community dance caller.
According to local fiddler Cecil Gurganus, Carringer is known for her ability to quickly move a room full of beginning dancers toward fun and fellowship.
This workshop will be appropriate for first-time callers and also for more experienced callers.
Also at 1 p.m., Gurganus and M. Muller will help dance musicians — fiddlers, old-time banjo players, guitar players, and mandolin and bass players — learn how to play for dances, specifically how to choose tunes and tempos, how to work with a caller, how to use a sound system and how to enhance the overall square dance experience.
At 3 p.m., the two workshops will merge into one: The callers will call dances to live music.
Around 6 p.m., there will be a free potluck dinner, and around 7:30 p.m., the dancing will start.
To enroll in the caller or musician’s workshop, the price is $20. Participants may enroll at the old Cove Creek School at the time of the workshops.
To attend the dance, the price is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.
For more information, call Mueller at (828) 963-6025 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)