We hold Contra Dances in the Upstate of South Carolina.  Our Saturday dances are held several times a month on Saturdays at the River Falls Lodge which is located at 150 River Falls Lodge Road, Marietta, South Carolina 29661.  Our City Dance we hold once a month on Fridays on most months of the year.  They are held at Landmark Hall at 156 Landmark Drive in Taylors, South Carolina 29687.  For directions see our directions page.


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We are planning on having a board meeting, and potluck at the River Falls Lodge before the dance on Saturday, September 21st with the board meeting at 2:30 and the potluck at 6:30.  All dancers are welcome to attend either or both.


We are on the look out for a different dance space to hold our City Dances that would have a lower rent than our current location at Landmark Hall.  If you have any suggestions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Over an extended period of time there has been a downward trend overall in attendance.  The board is working on ways to reach out and publicize our Contra Dances, and keep them sustainable.  In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to help keep our dances afloat or to help with upgrades to our aging sound equipment, you can write a check to Harvest Moon Folk Society, and send it to PO Box 342, Seneca, SC 29679 or place it or a cash donation in our donation jar that can be found upon entry at our River Falls dances.  So far we have been able to get a new mixer that we started using at our dance on Jan. 13th. Thank you for all of you who have already donated!


If you are interested in learning to call, contact Tamara McGovern (tmmcgovern@gmail...) to get on the mailing list about workshops!


Please do not park, even part way, on the highway or the circle (River Falls Road or River Falls Lodge Road) including the bridge.  Instead park completely on the grass.  We want to make the roads clear for emergency vehicles to be able to easily get through.  We also do not want to have any problems with the law.  If possible, car pool to save on parking space.  Thank you for your attention on this matter.


Saturday, September 21 - River Falls Lodge:
Board Meeting 2:30, Potluck 6:30, Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: DEEP VALLEY DRIFTERS (Ted Ehrhard, Laura Light, and Paul Moore)

Friday, September 27 - CITYDANCE at Landmark Hall:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: FLYING THE TUNE (June Advincula and Lew Gelfond)

Saturday, October 5 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: THE P, B & J STRING BAND (Jenny Monfore, Brett Riggs, and Pan Riggs)

Saturday, October 12 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: HOT SONATA (Bruce Black, Karen Gaughin, Laura Lengnick, and Art Shuster)

Friday, October 25 - CITYDANCE at Landmark Hall:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: HEY FOR FOUR (Lucy Allen, Marshall Goers, Fred Stoll, and Pam Stoll)

Saturday, October 26 - River Falls Lodge:
Potluck 6:30, Dancing 8 pm -12 am with costume parade and prizes at the break.
MONSTER MASH $10 More details to come!


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Admission to regular dances:  Ages 14 and above - Sliding Scale $8 - $10, under 14 free if accompanied and supervised by a paying individual over the age of 15.  No Coins Please!

Are you a beginner? We strongly encourage you to attend our FREE beginner classes before every dance. Class starts at 7:30 - learn new steps, or just refresh what you know!

CAMPING is available on the grounds for $5 per person. Showers are available.

Check out our potluck dinner! We will periodically host potlucks before or after special events such as the Monster Mash dance or board meetings, but will announce them ahead of time, so stay posted and/or sign up to receive notification through the Yahoo Groups email updates.

Consider serving a term (or two) on our board. Harvest Moon Folk Society is always looking for a few good folks who would help give back to the contra dancing community. More information from any board member, or at the entry desk at any RFL dance.

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