The Chattahoochee Country Dancers (CCD) is a non-profit organization that sponsors contra dances in the Atlanta area. We are a local center of the Country Dance and Song Society of America (CDSS), are incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia, and are recognized as tax exempt under IRS rules. CCD Dances are non-drinking and non-smoking events.
It takes a community to stage a dance. Will you be a member of ours?
For details of dance-related volunteer opportunities, please contact
Deanna Palumbo at 404-431-1136 or Jane Schindler at 770-717-0428.
After the Dance
After the dance each Friday night, the evening's caller, musicians, and dancers usually convene for "Hands Four at the Brickstore" -- a post-dance opportunity for food, drink, jokes, singing and conversation upstairs at the Brickstore Pub on the Square in downtown Decatur, one block from our Hall. If you are interesting in joining in one of the dancers will show you the way.
Members of the CCD community frequently host parties and other get togethers outside of Dance. The best way to hear about these chances to spend time getting to know your partners and neighbors is to connect via our Yahoo Groups listserv and our CCD Facebook page.
Cliff Notes version:
"Don't wear anything on our (rented) dance floor that can harm our (rented) dance floor."
- Don't let grit get ground into the dance floor
- Don't dance in shoes you wear outdoors
- Always brush off the soles of your dance shoes before stepping onto the dance floor
- Don't wear narrow heels; heels less than 1-1/2 inches across can leave dents in the floor.
Don't wear tennis/gym/running shoes -- Your ankles and knees will thank you for it. Rubber soled shoes are designed to "stick" to a wood floor. You will find it a lot easier and safer to dance if you wear shoes with a smooth (preferably leather or suede) sole. Socks work well too.
Policies: Inappropriate Behavior
Contra is a high-spirited dance that is elegant, lively and fun. It also needs to be and to feel safe. To help ensure the safety of our dancers, CCD will not condone inappropriate behavior.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
- Dancing in such a way that makes others feel physically challenged or threatened
- Actions that constitute harassment of any kind
CLICK HERE to read CCD's guidelines for addressing complaints about dangerous, illegal, or offensive behaviors.
Policies: Loved Ones (Children and Pets) at the Dance
ChildrenChildren are welcome to dance with us! For the safety of all, children in the dance hall must be capable of behaving appropriately and parents must be available to be responsible for their children's actions.
AnimalsExperiencing an allergy or phobia attack can really put a damper on a dancer's evening so please leave your animal companions at home. You may want to show them a YouTube clip or the contra dance instruction DVD we have available though so they know what you are up to when you're gone.