Contrary to Popular Opinion: A Blog
Ok, maybe I was really excited about October last month, but, to be honest, November is probably my favorite month. Here are a couple awesome reasons:
1. There are five (yes, FIVE) dances in November. How about that? Those are five opportunities to be with your dance community and have an evening of fun and music. Bring your friends because we love meeting new people and bringing them into our community.
2. We're three months (yes, THREE) away from the 2017 Shenandoah Shindig. This is so exciting! We have music by Mean Lids, Sligo Creek Stompers, and Go Figure, and calling by Gaye Fifer and Shawn Brenneman. Also scheduled is a Rush Fest! Don't miss out on this amazing dance weekend schedule for January 13-15, 2017. Register today. Or tomorrow. Or Wednesday. The point is...soon!
We just started a GoFundMe campaign to continue to raise support to replace and expand our 20+ year old sound system. Our 50-50 raffle got us part of the way there, but we still need new microphone stands, connectors, cables, and microphones. Consider donating but you can also help by spreading the news. Share with friends and neighbors. Share on your Facebook wall. Visit our campaign by following this link.
Please note that the dance on Monday, October 24 is at Dayton Learning Center. The dance starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp so we can get in as many dances as possible.
Hope to see you soon!
Read the rest of the November 2016 newsletter here. Don't forget to subscribe!
"I'm so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers." L. M. Montgomery really said it right and the Shenandoah Valley is particularly blessed with fall foliage and crisp (read: perfect dancing) weather.
I don't have much to tell you this month. We pretty much wrapped up most of our special events last Saturday but if you insist on keeping up with the...contrarians (?) here are a couple updates!
Our second Dayton Days Contra Showcase was very successful. Many festival attendees stopped by to listen to the music and watch the dancing. Some brave souls even jumped in and tried it! We hope to see some of them at future dances. Thank you to Lorie Lichtenwalner, Mike Williams, Jim Harrington, and Joe Showalter for providing toe-tapping, crowd-gathering tunes.
Haven't jumped on the t-shirt train yet? Well, now is your chance. T-shirts are now $10. Get your t-shirt at any SVCD dance.
Don't you...forget about me. And by me, I mean the survey! If you haven't already, please take a couple minutes to give us some feedback about your thoughts and experiences with our two local dances. The link to the survey can be found here and on the Shenandoah Valley Contra Dance and Monday Night Facebook groups. You only need to complete the survey once. Your response is invaluable! Thank you for your help with this.
Read the rest of the October 2016 newsletter here. Don't forget to subscribe!