June 30 - July 7, 2017

(Seven Nights & Eight Days)

Dear dancing friends,

It starts with a peaceful place – the beautiful mountains of northeastern TN and the nearby Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area/Grayson Highlands.

It continues with a vision to create a special space where like-minded people can gather, learn and celebrate with each other.

It then moves forward with five years of hard work and financial sacrifice to realize the vision – we have built it and we hope you will come.

Be part of the second summer version of our popular Contradancers Delight Holiday at our singular large open-air dance pavilion.  Good music, dancing, calling and fellowship were experienced during our first year and we certainly expect the same this year..

The folk school is ready with its 150 beds, barn, classrooms, shower house and camping areas. There are numerous other lodging options within a 15-20 minute scenic drive (i.e. vacation homes/cabins; bed & breakfasts; motels).  For meals, on-site participants can bring/cook your own food or help the local economy by eating at a variety of dining establishments nearby.  A list of meal/lodging options will be posted under Lodging and Meals on our website.

June 30 - July 2 will be your typical dance weekend program (except for the bargain prices). July 3-7 will have a morning dance and an evening concert/dance.

Afternoons (Monday-Thursday) can be spent just relaxing or exploring the beautiful countryside whether it be hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, caving, or seeing professional theatre (i.e. Barter). Afternoon excursion info will be forthcoming. There also will be afternoon workshops in dance and musicianship. (The workshop schedule will be determined by June).  The event will end with a morning dance on Friday July 7th with the hope that many of the participants will make the 2.5 hour drive northward to the Roanoke Railroader dance weekend.

We humbly ask you to support our six-year-old vision which is finally being realized and our sincere effort to present contradance experiences that are both affordable and flexible (unlike other summer dance week experiences). We hope you attend all or part of SCDH.

For hands touching, smiles reflecting and eyes connecting,
Terry & Warren