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List of Past Weekends

November 8-10, 2024

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List of Past Weekends

442023Contra in the Enchanted ForestLatter Day Lizards, Audacious, Ed n Friends / Cis Hinkle, Janine Smith, Seth TepferDec Rec:

A Fairy Tale Dance Weekend … complete with Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, the Sherriff of Nottingham; Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook; Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Shrek, Donkey, and more
432019Under the C(CD)Eloise & Company, Genticorum / Seth Tepfer, Susan Kevra, Cis HinkleDec Rec:
The newt play the flute, the carp play the harp, the plaice play the bass, And they soundin’ sharp. The bass play the brass, the chub play the tub, the fluke is the duke of soul.
422018Contra SurfToss the Possum, Syncopaths, ContraForce / Jesse Edgerton, Gaye FiferDec Rec:
(With apologies to the Beach Boys)
If everybody had an ocean
From sea to Contra sea
Then everybody’d be surfin’
Surfin’ CCD
You’d see ’em wearing their dance skirts
Hawaiian mumus too
A fishy swishy green hula
Surfin’ CCD
412017Starship CCDLatter Day Lizards, Nova, Barefoot / Will Mentor, Seth Tepfer, Cis HinkleDec Rec:
Contra … the final frontier. These are the dances of the Starship CCD …. Its continuing mission: To seek out new dances, to explore new friends … to boldly go where no dancer has gone before!
402016Peace, Love, ContraGreat Bear 6.0, The Stuff, Barefoot / Cis Hinkle, Sarah VanNorstrand, Deanna PalumboDec Rec:
By the time we got to DecRec, we were half a million strong, And everywhere there was song and celebration
392015Alice in ContralandStingrays, Barefoot, King Kontra / Cis Hinkle, Geoff CubittDec Rec:
A Through the Looking Glass contra weekend: Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance?
382014The Wizard of Contra: One Dance Over the RainbowElixir, Maivish / Nils Fredland, Luke DonforthDec Rec:
An unlikely hands four (Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow) dance down the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard of Contra
372013Contraband: A Roaring 20’s Dance WeekendLift Ticket, On The Fly, Atlanta Open Band / Seth Tepfer, Susan TaylorDec Rec:
Prohibition, Speakeasies, Flappers, and Zoot Suits
362012Once Upon a ContraLatter Day Lizards, La Banane Enchantée / Lisa Greenleaf, Michael HamiltonMorningside Baptist:
Fairy Tales
352011Au ContraireCrowfoot, Red Mountain White Trash, The Capetians / Rick Mohr, Seth Tepfer, Doug SingletonMorningside Baptist:
Ooh La La!
342010West Side ContraTidal Wave, Perpetual e-Motion / Diane Silver, Susan KevraDec Rec:
World’s Best Promo
by Brian Matson;
Skit: Trads vs Mods
332009Pirates of the ContrabeanElixir, Tribal Tune Twisters, Wing & a Prayer / Nils Fredland, Rob HarperDec Rec:
322008Some Enchanted ContraKGB, Anna’s Bananas / Cis Hinkle, Seth Tepfer, Robbin MarcusDec Rec:
South Seas idyll
312007Puttin’ on the RitzMoving Violations, Hot Feet, Atlanta Swamp Opera, Fine Companions / Nils Fredland, Seth Tepfer, Beth MolaroDec Rec:
Fred & Ginger elegance
3020061001 Nights of ContraLatter Day Lizards, House Red, Fetchin’ Cat, Mostly Fine Companions / Lisa Greenleaf, Cis Hinkle, Susan Davis, Janet ShepherdDec Rec:
Arabian Nights theme:
celebrating the fact that, by Nov of 2006 CCD had staged ~1001 dance events
292005 TapestryAirdance, The Elftones, Smoke & Mirrors / Robert Cromartie, Cis HinkleDec Rec:
CCD Community Quilts
282004Dance: a Thread in the Fabric of LifeHotpoint, Merriweather / Joseph Pimentel, Seth TepferDec Rec:
CCD Memorabilia
272003Much Ado about ContraNightingale, Fetchin’ Cat, Some Fabulous Troubadours / Steve Zakon-Anderson, Cis HinkleDec Rec:
Shakespeare does contra
262002Green Legs and HamAirdance, Shadrack’s Delight / Lisa Greenleaf, Cis HinkleDec Rec:
Dr. Seuss in contraland
252001Lord of the SwingPopcorn Behavior / Peter AmidonDec Rec:
Tolkein fantasy
242000Head for the HillsHillbillies from Mars / Cis Hinkle, Becky HillDec Rec:
Becky Hill in a Minnie Pearl hat, complete with price tag
231999Atlanta Movie Contras??? / Robert CromartieDec Rec:
Great themes from the movies
221998Heavenly Bodies in Motion???Dec Rec:
Outer space
Nightingale / ???Dec Rec:
*What a Long Strange Dance It’s Been
201996A Southern SamplerJames Bryan, Freight Hoppers / Kathy AndersonDec Rec:
Old Time Dance-a-rama
191995Ol’ Limp HicksRed Mountain White Trash / Kathy AndersonDec Rec:
In the Atlanta Olympics year the Olympic Rings became Ol’ Limp Hicks squares.We had a parade of nations at the break — folks from visiting dance groups marched in together.
181994Cirque du CCDLisa Orstein & Nick Howes / John KrumMercer:
Heitzo choreographed a Circque du Soleil-type fantasy dance performance for Cirque du CCD
171993Contra Around the Clock: CCD Acres Estates – If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By NowRodney Miller Band / ???Mercer:
An amazing performance choreographed by Chris Kawa of a takeoff on “Rock Around the Clock.” Jolie Fainberg and Cis Hinkle pulled together all sorts of 1950’s memorabilia, and staged several “rooms” around the gym including Betty’s bedroom (aka Kaia Denham’s actual 1950’s bedroom), Mom’s kitchen, Dad’s den, and Bud’s bomb shelter. Also a very funny rocket launch engineered by Danny Parden
161992Club CCD??? / ???Mercer:
Club Med type Contra Dance Resort
151991Hell Broke Loose in GeorgiaHell Benders / Larry EdlemanDruid Hills High School:
141990Homecoming DanceJay Unger and Molly Mason, Wild Asparagus / ???Dec Rec:
CCD had just moved to the Horizon School. The Chris Kawa-choreographed skit was a depiction of the history of CCD and its venues to date …Garden Hills, E Church (complete with moving piano), Shakespeare Storefront, culminating with building the floor at Horizon.
131989Hillbillies from MarsHillbillies from Mars / John KrumDec Rec:
Take off on Beverly Hillbillies
121988Starship AllemandeHorseflies / Frank HallDec Rec:
111987Allemande Land: An independent principality in the Southeastern United StatesJay Unger and Molly Mason / John KrumDec Rec:
This year’s flier included a map — the country was shaped like a guitar, the capital was Dancedelphia, included the Polka-no Mountain range, etc, etc. The skit was the myth of Allemande Land’s origin, Lindsay Morris was a bard, and there were lots of quaint peoples milling about.
101986Now We Are 10Wild Asparagus / ???Decatur High School:
A celebration of CCD’s 10th birthday
91985A Touch of Country in the CityNorman and Nancy Blake, James Bryan / Bob DalsemerGrady High School:
81984Brand Name Dance Festival??? / Ted SannellaDec Rec:
Featuring a real brand-name out of town caller
71983Generic Dance Festival??? / Bob ThompsonDec Rec:
All decorations were in black & white; the CCD community ‘quilt’ we raffled off this year was actually a white moving blanket with ‘QUILT’ appliqued on it
61982No ThemeJim Morrison / ???Dec Rec:
51981No ThemeSmall Wonder / Sandy Bradley 
41980No ThemeFred Breunig & Dinah 
31979No Theme  
21978No Theme  
11977No Theme CCD born