Contrary to Popular Opinion: A Blog
I apologize for the Monday Dance location confusion over the past weeks. We thought we had the new location confirmed but turns out we didn't quite thus the dates and locations in the notice sent out were incorrect. We did our best to keep Contra Corners, Facebook, and the website updated but we do realize there was still some confusion. Thank you for your patience.
We are still working on arranging a new location for the 1st and 3rd Mondays. You'll notice on the calendar above that in January the location for the January 16th dance is TBA. Stay tuned at the upcoming dances, to Contra Corners, Facebook, and the website for updated location information.
Also, a huge thank you to the support you all have been giving since we changed the dance rates. The decision was not easy, but we feel it is one way we can keep this dance going and meet the needs of the callers and musicians. We appreciate all of you who have been coming out to the dances and are glad you are a part of this dance community.
If you haven't registered yet for the Shenandoah Shindig...GET ON IT! We're just about one month away from the 2017 Shenandoah Shindig. 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. Registertoday (especially because Early Bird Registration ends on December 5).
The Shindig is also looking for people willing to host some lovely, super-nice, out-of-town dancers for the dance weekend. If you have a spare 'oom, pull-out couch, cot, floor space, etc. and would be willing to demonstrate Harrisonburg-area hospitality, please contact Michelle or Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, 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. As we are a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductable. Sounds like a win-win to me.
As always, happy dancing!
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