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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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 go to https://www.gofundme.com/river-falls-contra-dance to make a donation.  We also have a donation jar for raising money for replacing aging sound equipment 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!  So many donations have already been made!  Our outlook has now began to look promising with the outpouring of support as we endeavor to keep our dances strong and healthy far into the future!


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, March 17 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: PRETTY LITTLE GOAT (Josh Carter, Mallory Carter, Tim Fisher, Owen Grooms, and JT Linville)

Friday, March 23 - CITYDANCE at Landmark Hall:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: UNBALANCED (Nate Morrow, Clinton Ross, and Joe Showalter)

Saturday, March 24 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: WILD RUMPUS (Deborah Colon, Karl Colon, and Bobby Douglas)

Saturday, April 7 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: CONTRAFORCE (Joey Dorwart, Jimi Peirano, and Andrae Raffield)

Saturday, April 14 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: DEAD SEA SQUIRRELS (Cathy Mason, Craig Edwards, and Henry Yoshimura)

Saturday, April 21 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (Eric Anderson and Eileen Kalfass)

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Admission to regular dances:  Ages 14 and above - $8, 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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