Our Next Contra Dance
Saturday, April 12th
Christ's Church Hall
A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller, Kim Forry will be held on Saturday, April 12th, at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30.
Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). There will be an ice cream social following the dance.
Live Music by
Southern Maryland Open Band
Contra dancing is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise)! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, it’s about time you tried it! Beginners are more than welcome, and instruction will be provided in a friendly atmosphere.
Concert: April 25th
Alexander Mitchell, Berklee College of Music graduate, is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar and has an amazing singing voice! Alexander started playing fiddle in 1978 after hearing bluegrass music. Since then he has been cultivating such diverse styles as Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, Klezmer, traditional roots dance music, ballroom, sizzling hot swing and jazz.
Just a few of his noteworthy career highlights are: a national tour of Woodie Guthrie's American Song with the Missouri Repertory Theatre, played for and appeared in Ted Turner's movie, "Gettysburg", The Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium for the "Revels", the Birchmere, Weinberg Center and the Strathmore. In addition to this he has played with numerous extremely talented folks all along the east coast at hundreds of venues.