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Tuesday dances are held at Messiah Lutheran Church 7:30 - 10:00 Admission is $3 Calling is open mic. Music is provided by a core band and all musicians are welcome to play with the band. The core band selects and starts each tune; then the other musicians chime in.
New Dancers' Orientation
is held on Fridays at Morningside Baptist Church
7:30 - 7:50 Admission is Free Orientation includes a teaching session for the basic figures and courtesies and, for first time attendees, a copy of an instructional DVD we made and a free ticket to next (not current) contra dance you attend.
Friday dances are held at Morningside Baptist Church 8:00 - 11:00 Admission for Intown Band nights is $8/person, for Touring Band nights is $9/person
Students with ID: buy one, get one free (i.e. two students showing up together each pay half price)
Dancers under 16: $3/person
Non-Dancers 16 and over: regular or student admission
Non-Dancers under 16: free
Special Events
Includes dance weekends, holiday dances, monthly CCD business meetings, community events, etc.
January 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Jan 4 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Capetians
Tim Cape (fiddle), Julie Austin (swing guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Janet Shepherd $7
Tue Jan 8 7:30 Contra Messiah Lutheran ERchestra (core band*)
Alan Gordon, Bill Porter, Brian Baker, Brian Donahue, Darryl Ott, Dave Marcus & Susie Webb Gregg
Open calling $3
Fri Jan 11 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Oatcakes
Bill McClain (fiddle), Tomas Valenti (piano), Scott Russell (guitar)
Cis Hinkle $7
Sun Jan 13 6pm-8pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Rob Harper
144 Whitefoord Ave NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30307

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!! Free
Fri Jan 18 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Reel Thing
David DiGiuseppe (accordion), Roger Gold (guitar), Jubal Creech (percussion)
Rob Harper $7
Tue Jan 22 7:30 Contra Messiah Lutheran Always Something (core band*) Open calling $3
Fri Jan 25 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Tune Dogs
Jan Smith (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), John Kelley (banjo), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Susan Davis $7
February 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Feb 1 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Just Add Water
Dave Marcus (concertina), Sandi Goldring (piano)
Scott Russell $7
Sun Feb 10 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Jim/Sally Crawford
4330 Tucker North Drive
Tucker, Ga. 30084

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!!! Free
Fri Feb 8 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Blue Ridge Rounders
2006 Mountain Music Champions
Bob Buckingham (fiddle), Amy Buckingham (guitar), Josh Johnson (banjo), Dan Wood (bass)
Dean Snipes $7
Tue Feb 12 7:30 Contra Messiah Lutheran TBA (core band*) Open calling $3
Fri Feb 15 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Peavine Creek
Ann Whitley (fiddle), Albert Smith (fiddle), Doug Olsen (guitar), John Anderson (banjo), Cindy Olsen (bass)
Doug Singleton $7
Fri Feb 22 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Clifton Road
Jan Smith (fiddle), Andy Smith (guitar), John Anderson (banjo/harmonica), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Rob Harper $7
Tue Feb 26 7:30 Contra Messiah Lutheran Always Something (core band*) Open calling $3
Fri Feb 29 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Cattywampas
Tim Cape (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Seth Tepfer $7
March 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Mar 7 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Smoke and Mirrors
Shelley Rhodes (fiddle), Sandi Goldring (piano)
Robbin Schaffer Marcus $7
Sun March 9 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Kimbi/Karl Hagen
1380 Bramble Rd NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30329

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!!! Free
Tue Mar 11 7:30 Contra Messiah Lutheran Peavine Creek (core band*)
Ann Whitley (fiddle), Albert Smith (fiddle), Doug Olsen (guitar), John Anderson (banjo), Cindy Olsen (bass)
Open calling $3
Fri Mar 14 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Holy Coyote -
New England grace meets Southen heat
Larry Enlow (percussion), Dave Marcus (concertina), Laurie Fisher (fiddle), Karen Gaughan (piano)
Doug Singleton $7
Fri Mar 21 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Syncopaths
Ryan McKasson (fiddle), Jeffrey Spero (piano), Christa Burch (bodhran), Bill Flores (lots of things)
Seth Tepfer $7
Tue Mar 25 7:30 Contra Messiah Lutheran The Oatcakes (core band*)
Bill McClain (fiddle), Tomas Valenti (piano), Scott Russell (guitar)
Open calling $3
Fri Mar 28 6:30-8:30pm Family Dance for K-8 Decatur Rec Center Jump in the Skillet
Ann Whitley (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass), Others ....
Rob Harper Free
Fri Mar 28 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Crosstown Traffic
Brian Donahue (mandolin), Bill Porter (flute), Mike Robinson (fiddle), Brian Baker (guitar)
Janet Shepherd $7
Sat March 29 8pm College Contra & Urban Barn Dance Agnes Scott College Crosstown Traffic
Brian Donahue (mandolin), Bill Porter (flute), Mike Robinson (fiddle), Brian Baker (guitar).
Park in the Agnes Scott parking deck and follow signs to the dance in Evans Dining Hall.
Rob Harper $3
April 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Apr 4 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Tune Dogs
Jan Smith (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass), John Kelley (banjo)
David Glick $7
Tue Apr 8 6:30pm Dinner Messiah Lutheran Quarterly Pre-Dance Community Pot Luck
YOU N/A
Tue Apr 8 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Always Something (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Apr 11 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Just Add Water
Sandi Goldring (piano), Dave Marcus (concertina)
Cis Hinkle $7
Sun Apr 13 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ... Brian Baker
5300 Peachtree Road (Lofts @ 5300)
Chamblee, Ga. 30341

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!! Free
Fri Apr 18 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Foot Cape
Tim Cape (fiddle, octave fiddle), Jan Smith (fiddle, banjo), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Janet Shepherd $7
Tue Apr 22 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Susie, Darryl, Bob & Friends. (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Apr 25 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Magic Foot
Numero uno hot contra dance band!
Colin Lindsay (fiddle & concertina), Chris Stevens (button accordion), Brendan Taaffe (guitar, feet), Stefan Amidon (percussion)
Nils Fredland $7
May 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri May 2 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Rhythm Method String Band
High octane fun, old time style.
Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle), Steve Arkin (banjo), Erica Weiss (guitar), Dedo Norris (bass)
Beth Molaro $7
Tue May 6 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Peavine Creek (core band*)
Doug Olsen (guitar), John Anderson (banjo), Ann Whitley (fiddle), Cindy Olsen (bass), Albert Smith (fiddle)
Open Mic $3
Fri May 9 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Clifton Road
Jan Smith (fiddle), Andy Smith (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass), John Anderson (banjo/harmonica)
Scott Russell $7
Fri May 16 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The OpporTunists
Erik Hoffman (Guitar, Fiddle, Percussion), Alan Snyder (Fiddle, Piano), Topher Gayle (Bass, Mandolin, Mandola, Guitar, Percussion)
Susan Petrick $7
Sun May 18 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Jim/Sally Crawford
4330 Tucker North Drive
Tucker, Ga. 30084

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!!! Free
Tue May 20 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran The Oatcakes (core band*)
Bill McClain (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Tomas Valenti (piano)
Open Mic $3
Fri May 23 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Holy Coyote
Laurie Fisher (fiddle), Larry Enlow (percussion), Dave Marcus (concertina), Karen Gaughin (piano)
Robbin Marcus $7
Fri May 30 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Tim & Friends Susan Davis $7
June 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Tue Jun 3 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran TBA (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Jun 6 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Capetians
Tim Cape (fiddle), Julie Austin (swing guitar)
Cis Hinkle $7
Fri Jun 13 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Notorious
Eden MacAdam Somer (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar)
Rob Harper $7
Tue Jun 17 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Ad Hoc Band (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Jun 20 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist CrossTown Traffic
Mike Robinson (fiddle), Brian Baker (guitar), Brian Donahue (mandolin), Bill Porter (flute)
Doug Singleton $7
Fri Jun 27 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Oatcakes
Bill McClain (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Tomas Valenti (piano)
Susan Davis $7
July 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Tue July 1 6:30pm Dinner Messiah Lutheran Tuesday Dance 9th Anniversary Celebration Pot Luck Dinner
YOU N/A
Tue July 1 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran The Ad Hoc String Band (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri July 4 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist House Red
Shawn Brenneman (piano), Jonathan Thielen (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar, mandolin)
Cis Hinkle $9
Fri Jul 11 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Capetians
Tim Cape (fiddle), Julie Austin (swing guitar)
Scott Russell $8
Fri July 18 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Tim and Friends
Tim Cape (fiddle), TBA Friends
Seth Tepfer $8
Sun July 20 630pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Robert McGregor
In the "Ice House" Lofts
105 Sycamore Place, #401-A
Decatur, GA 30030
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All dancers are encouraged to attend!! Free
Tue Jul 22 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Ad Hoc String Band (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri July 25 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Just Add Whiskey
Sandi Goldring (piano), Dave Marcus (concertina), Larry Enlow & Heitzo (percussion)
Cis Hinkle $8
Tue Jul 29 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Ad Hoc String Band (core band*)
Open Mic $3
August 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Aug 1 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Jig/Reel Thang
Moira Nelligan (fiddle), John Machinott (Irish pipes, flute), Scott Russell (guitar, mandolin), Mickey Nelligan (guitar), Mike Hickey (Irish percussion)
Robbin Marcus $8
Fri Aug 8 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Oatcakes
Bill McClain (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Tomas Valenti (piano)
Doug Singleton $8
Tue Aug 12 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Peavine Creek (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Aug 15 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Crosstown Traffic
Mike Robinson (fiddle), Brian Baker (guitar), Brian Donahue (mandolin), Bill Porter (flute)
Rob Harper $8
Fri Aug 22 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Peavine Creek
Ann Whitley (fiddle), Albert Smith (fiddle), Doug Olsen (guitar), Cindy Olsen (bass), John Anderson (banjo)
George Snyder $8
Tue Aug 26 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Always Something (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Aug 29 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Cattywampas
Tim Cape (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Susan Davis $8
September 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Sep 5 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Just Add Whiskey
Sandi Goldring (piano), Dave Marcus (concertina), Larry Enlow (percussion)
Robbin Marcus $8
Sun Sep 7 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Kimbi/Karl Hagen
1380 Bramble Rd NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30329

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!!! Free
Tue Sep 9 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Always Something (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri-Sun Sept 12-14 weekend 14th annual English Country Dance Atlanta Weekend Morningside Baptist FANDANGO WEEKEND
Friday: Mostly Contra;
Sat-Sun: Mostly English Country Dance

Music by Earl Gaddis (fiddle) and Daron Douglas (fiddle) and Jacqueline Schwab (piano)

Seth Tepfer (Friday)


Michael Cicone (Sat-Sun)

Fri: $12
Sat AM: $18
Sat Aft: $18
Sat PM: $25
Sun: $18
Full: $80

Fri Sep 19 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Footloose
David Coe (fiddle), David DiGiuseppe (accordion), Pete Campbell (keyboard), Jim Robert (percussion)
Rob Harper $9
Tue Sep 23 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran TBA (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Sep 26 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Centerline Syndrome
Doug Singleton $8
October 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Oct 3 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Notorious
Eden McAdam-Somer (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar)
Cis Hinkle $9
Tue Oct 7 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran TBA (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Oct 10 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Capetians
Tim Cape (fiddle), Julie Austin (swing guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Scott Russell $8
Sun Oct 12

Community Contra
5:30pm - Potluck!
6:30pm - Lessons!
7:00pm - Dance!

Clarkston Community Center ...

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CCC Contra Consort
Led by Scott Russell


Callers you know and love FREE
Fri Oct 17 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist The Oatcakes
Bill McClain (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Tomas Valenti (piano)
Tom Hinds $8
Sun Oct 19 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

Jim/Sally Crawford
4330 Tucker North Drive
Tucker, Ga. 30084

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!!! Free
Tue Oct 21 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran BBD (aka "the ad hoc band") (core band*)
CCD's own Bob Kirkman, Bill Porter, and Darryl Ott playing a mostly New England repertoire
Open Mic $3
Fri Oct 24 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Clifton Road
Jan Smith (fiddle), Andy Smith (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass), John Anderson (banjo and harmonica)
Janet Shepherd $8
Tue Oct 28 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Oatcakes (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Oct 31 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Steam Shovel
David White (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar)
Diane Silver $9
November 2008
Day Date Time Event Location Band Caller Cost
Fri Nov 7 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Peavine Creek
Ann Whitley (fiddle), Albert Smith (fiddle), Doug Olsen (guitar), Cindy Olsen (bass), John Anderson (banjo)
Robbin Marcus $8
Sun Nov 9 6:30pm-8:30pm Monthly CCD Business Meeting Home of ...

David Digby / Dorothy Archer
1397 Fama Dr NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30329

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All dancers are encouraged to attend!!! Free
Tue Nov 11 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Always Something (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri-Sun November 14-16 weekend 32nd annual Festival Weekend Dec Rec

Some Enchanted Contra...

KGB
Anna's Bananas
Fine Companions

Cis Hinkle, Seth Tepfer, and Robbin Marcus Full Weekend: $79
Fri Nov 21 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Jig/Reel Thang
Moira Nelligan (fiddle), John Machinott (Irish pipes, flute), Scott Russell (guitar, mandolin), Mickey Nelligan (guitar), Mike Hickey (Irish percussion)
Rob Harper $8
Sun Nov 23 6:00pm Festival Volunteer Party Home of ...

Kimbi/Karl Hagen
1380 Bramble Rd NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30329

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All people who served as volunteers (including those who housed out of town dancers) are encouraged to attend!!! Pot Luck
Tue Nov 25 7:30pm Contra Messiah Lutheran Free Association (core band*)
Open Mic $3
Fri Nov 28 8pm Contra Morningside Baptist Tim and Friends
Doug Singleton $8
December 2008
Date Event Notes
Tue Dec 2 Peavine Creek  
Fri Dec 5 New Dancers' Orientation  
Fri Dec 5 Ed & Elsie with Susan Davis
Ed Baggott (fiddle), Elsie Peterson (piano). Old Time Music
Touring Band price
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Sun Dec 7 Monthly CCD Business meeting: 6:30-8:30pm
Home of Sherry Kilpatrick:
875 Branch Tree Way, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043
All dancers are encouraged to attend
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Fri Dec 12 New Dancers' Orientation  
Fri Dec 12 Cattywampas with Robbin Marcus
Tim Cape (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass)
Intown Band price
Tue Dec 16 Free Association
Bob Kirkman (fiddle), Darryl Ott (guitar), Bill Porter (flute), Alan Gordon (mandolin, banjo, guitar)
 
Fri Dec 19 New Dancers' Orientation  
Fri Dec 19 Just Add Water with Janet Shepherd
Sandi Goldring (piano), Dave Marcus (concertina), Larry Enlow (percussion)
Intown Band price
Fri Dec 26 New Dancers' Orientation  
Fri Dec 26 Scallywags with Doug Singleton
Chris Liakos (fiddle), Able Allen (guitar), JD Robinson (bass), Taija TeviaClark (hand drums). Celtic music with scorching hot overtones.
Touring Band price
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Wed Dec 31 Wind That Shakes the Barley with Diane Silver
Kathie Aagaard (violin), Bill Dudley (guitar), Sarah Mitchell (flute, whistle, hammered dulcimer), John McEwen (mandolin, tenor banjo, percussion)
$15
New Year's Eve 2008
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