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 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 in Jan. 13, 2019. Thank you for all of you who have already donated!


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.


Friday, February 28 - CITYDANCE at Landmark Hall:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: STUMPHOUSE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS (Ben Carpenter, Bennett Carpenter, and Sarah Carpenter)

Saturday, March 7 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: THE DANCING BEARS (John Culp, Lew Gelfond, Jeff Hersk, and Mark Langner)

Saturday, March 14 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: CROOKED PINE (Craig Bannerman, Troy Harrison, Frank McConnell, and Marion Boatwright)

Saturday, March 21 - River Falls Lodge:
Beginner class 7:30, Dancing 8-11 pm
BAND: CONTRAFORCE (Joey Dorwart, Karin McQuade, Jimi Peirano, and Andrae Raffield)


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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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