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Lewisburg Square Dance

Lewisburg Square Dance

Bring your dancing partner and do-si-do the night away at Carnegie Hall. Old-Time Traditional Square Dances are held on the stage in September, November, February, April and June of each year, featuring musicians and callers from around the region. The dances are family-friendly, easy to learn, and always a good time. Cost of admission is only $5. […]

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Elkins Square Dance

Elkins Square Dance

Since 1972, Augusta Heritage Center has held dances as a part of their summer programming. This year Augusta is now holding dances once a month all year round. They are held in the Myles Center for the Arts Dance Studio on Davis and Elkins College Campus throughout the year and in the Augusta open air […]

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Dunmore Square Dance

Dunmore Square Dance

  Nestled among the giant spruce trees of the Monongahela National Forest less than ten miles from the Virginia line the Dunmore Community Center hosts Saturday night square dances on the first saturday of the month, when the weather permits. Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and Tom Sharp call mountain circle square dances to the music […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Augusta Heritage Center Halloween Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center Halloween Square Dance

On Friday night, October 23, the Fiddlers’ Reunion kicks off with a Halloween Square Dance. (Costumes are encouraged but not required.) Music will be provided by members of the October Old-Time Week instructors and staff. Admission is $6, Students $4 with ID, D&E faculty, staff and students admitted free.

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Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

This unique event is a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers, and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts, and renewal of friendships. On Friday night, October 23, the Fiddlers’ […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance

Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance

Friday, September 25th, 2015 The Autumn Harvest Festival and Roadkill Cook-Off present: Rockin’ Redneck Square Dance Location: Pocahontas County Opera House Time: 7-9pm Band:  The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack Caller: Mack Samples Cost: FREE! From the Pocahontas Times: The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida […]

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Hills & Holler to feature Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Hills & Holler to feature Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

The new venue, Hills and Holler, located in downtown Lewisburg will feature the Mountain Music Trail partners  Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters for a Lewisburg Square Dance! Juanita Fireball debuted at the Pocahontas County Opera House in 2008, although they have been making music together in one form or another for twenty-five years. They […]

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Lewisburg Square Dance at Hill & Holler

Lewisburg Square Dance at Hill & Holler

Bring your dancing partner and do-si-do the night away at Hill & Holler. Old-time traditional square dances feature musicians and callers from around the region. The dances are family-friendly, easy to learn, and always a good time. Cost of admission is only $5. Beginners are welcome! www.carnegiehallwv.org Date: Sep 20 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM […]

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WV Open Fiddle, Banjo, & Flatfoot Contest

WV Open Fiddle, Banjo, & Flatfoot Contest

The WV Open Fiddle, Banjo & Flatfoot Dance Contest will be held on Saturday, September 12th in the Augusta Dance Pavilion at Davis & Elkins College (this is a change in location). Contest registration begins at 11am, and the contest begins at 1pm. Augusta has been organizing this contest for many years, and it has been co-sponsored by […]

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Helvetia Fair & Square Dance

Helvetia Fair & Square Dance

The Helvetia Community Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in West Virginia and one of the most traditional. Since 1914 it has brought the community together to celebrate the harvest and the Swiss heritage. The Exhibits in the Community Hall reward fresh and canned produce, handicrafts, art, flower arrangements, fabrics, 4H projects, baked […]

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Augusta Heritage Center September Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center September Square Dance

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, September 11 with a 7:30 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. Music by the D&E Appalachian Ensemble with calling by Taylor Runner. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Thomas Square Dance

Thomas Square Dance

Dances started up in December 2012, reviving Tucker County after decades without square dances. Many talented musicians and callers travel from around the state to call dances, and play music for Thomas square dance. All ages and beginners are welcome, at each dance you’ll find both. Dances vary between four couple set and big circle […]

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Ronceverte Heritage Days Square Dance

Ronceverte Heritage Days Square Dance

The American Heritage Music Hall Tuesday night Jammers with special guests will entertain at the Ronceverte Heritage Days on Friday night, September 4, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Entertainment will include Country Music and Square Dancing. Located at the Ronceverte Train Depot. Free entertainment. Friday September 4th 9:00am-5:00pm Flea Market 5:00pm- Grand Opening of Ronceverte Museum […]

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Dunmore Daze Square Dance featuring Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Dunmore Daze Square Dance featuring Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Dunmore Daze August 14-16th  will feature a Friday night Spaghetti Dinner, Cake decorating contest and a Cake Walk. Saturday events include a parade, community covered dish dinner, Fry Pay throwing contest, music jam session with Homer Hunter and a square dance at 8 p.m.  featuring the Mountain Music Trail band, Juanita Fireball & the Continental […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Marlinton Square Dance

Marlinton Square Dance

At one time Pioneer Days in downtown Marlinton held large square dances in the street. Today the Pocahontas County Opera House hosts several dances throughout the year. Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters, the Bing Brothers Band, Mud Hole Control or others provide music with local callers Tom Sharp, Jim Carpenter, and Ellen & Eugene […]

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Pioneer Days Square Dance with Mud Hole Control

Pioneer Days Square Dance with Mud Hole Control

8 – 11 pm Square Dance Music by Mud Hole Control, with caller Eugene Ratliff Location: Southern States in Marlinton

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Snowshoe Village Square Dance & Fireworks

Snowshoe Village Square Dance & Fireworks

Square dance in The Village. Beginners welcome! Fireworks follow dance.

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Alderson 4th of July Square Dance with the Hans Creek String Band

Alderson 4th of July Square Dance with the Hans Creek String Band

8:00 to 11:00 p.m. – Alderson Elementary School Cafeteria Square Dance with music by the Hans Creek String Band Free admission, but donations accepted. The Hans Creek Band from Monroe County, West Virginia play old-timey bluegrass music. Caller TBA

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Square Dance at Carnegie Hall

Square Dance at Carnegie Hall

Come join in the fun of an old-time square dance on the stage at Carnegie Hall! Beginners welcome! $5 at the door. Music by Sugar Run, calling by Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe! Beginners are welcome! Carnegie square dances are held in September, November, February, April and June of each year, featuring musicians and callers from […]

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Dunmore Square Dance

Dunmore Square Dance

Nestled among the giant spruce trees of the Monongahela National Forest less than ten miles from the Virginia line the Dunmore Community Center hosts Saturday night square dances on the first saturday of the month, when the weather permits. Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and Tom Sharp call mountain circle square dances to the music of […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Dare to be Square square dance weekend in Helvetia

Dare to be Square square dance weekend in Helvetia

DARE TO BE SQUARE HELVETIA,WV May 29th – 30th 2015 A weekend for aspiring and advanced callers, dancers and musicians in a small swiss town in the mountains of West Virginia! Workshops will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Mack Samples, Lou Maiuri, Will Mentor, Phil Jamison, Michael Ismerio, Janine Smith, Ellen & Eugene […]

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Thomas ArtSpring Square Dance

Thomas ArtSpring Square Dance

ArtSpring promotes and cultivates the arts in public life and presents a Memorial Day weekend festival of the arts in the highlands of Tucker County, WV. Dances started up in December 2012, reviving Tucker County after decades without square dances. Many talented musicians and callers travel from around the state to call dances, and play […]

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Greenville Ruritan Square Dance with the Hans Creek String Band

Greenville Ruritan Square Dance with the Hans Creek String Band

Join the Hans Creek String Band for the Greenville Ruritan Square Dance Friday, May 22 at 7:00 PM We’re the Hans Creek Band from Monroe County, West Virginia, the most southern tip of the Mountain Music Trail. We play bluegrass music, and are available for a variety of events such as Gospel shows, weddings, and […]

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Augusta Heritage Center Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center Square Dance

Since 1972, Augusta Heritage Center has held dances as a part of their summer programming. This year Augusta is now holding dances once a month all year round. They are held in the Myles Center for the Arts Dance Studio on Davis and Elkins College Campus throughout the year and in the Augusta open air […]

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Augusta Square Dance

Augusta Square Dance

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, May 8th with a 7:30 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and students with ID. Music by Red Run (Bob Smakula, […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Dunmore Square Dance

Dunmore Square Dance

Nestled among the giant spruce trees of the Monongahela National Forest less than ten miles from the Virginia line the Dunmore Community Center hosts Saturday night square dances on the first saturday of the month, when the weather permits. Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and Tom Sharp call mountain circle square dances to the music of […]

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Helvetia Ramp Supper & Square Dance

Helvetia Ramp Supper & Square Dance

Ramps are a pungent member of the leek family that grow wild in the Appalachian mountains. They were often the first fresh vegetable available to early settlers and the tradition developed of having large meals that included this green. The Helvetia Ramp Supper is traditionally held on the last Saturday in April at the Community […]

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Michael Glabicki at Davis & Elkins College

Michael Glabicki at Davis & Elkins College

Join us following the monthly Augusta Dance for an evening of music and word. Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, joined by Dirk Miller, will kick off the late evening with their special blend of music. Students will read selections from the 2014-2015 Aurora, the D&E student literary journal! Tickets for the evening are $6 and […]

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Augusta Heritage Center Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center Square Dance

Dance workshop begins at 7:30 p.m., dance begins at 8:00 p.m. in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio at D&E. Music by the Iron Leg Boys (Andy Fitzgibbon, fiddle; Ben Townsend, banjo; Kevin Chesser, guitar). Calling by Bill Ohse. Beginning and family-friendly. No dance partner required. Help up protect the floor; please bring your […]

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Square Dance at Carnegie Hall

Square Dance at Carnegie Hall

An old-fashioned square dance will be held on the stage on April 16th from 7-9PM with caller, Mike Costello and music by Farm Use Only. Cost of admission is only $5. Beginners are welcome! Carnegie square dances are held in September, November, February, April and June of each year, featuring musicians and callers from around the […]

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RCCAC presents Family Style Mountain Square Dance class

RCCAC presents Family Style Mountain Square Dance class

The Arts Center will present an opportunity for fun for the whole family by offering “family style” mountain square dancing classes. The instructor, Judy Van Gundy, says that the moves will be simple and easy to learn for everyone. Mom, dad, youngsters, teenagers, grandma and grandpa can all have fun together, she said. The class […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Thomas Square Dance with Custard Standard Time

Thomas Square Dance with Custard Standard Time

What time is it? Custard Standard Time! It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for: the Thomas square dance is back this March 27th, 7pm at the Thomas Education Center (324 Brown St). Calling by Dave Shomberts and music by Custard Standard Time with Nate Druckenmiller and Kevin Chesser. Be there *and* be square! Dances […]

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Marlinton Square Dance w/ Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

Marlinton Square Dance w/ Juanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters

At one time Pioneer Days in downtown Marlinton held large square dances in the street. Today the Pocahontas County Opera House hosts several dances throughout the year. Join local favorites Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters for a night of dancing and fun. An hour-long beginner workshop organized by the Pocahontas 4-H club starts at […]

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Pickens Maple Syrup Festival & Square Dance

Pickens Maple Syrup Festival & Square Dance

In late winter, here in our mountains surrounding Pickens, when nights are freezing and days begin to warm, it’s maple sugaring time! We collect and transport the sap to a sugar house where it is boiled down in large evaporating pans making the thick, golden syrup. It takes about 45 gallons of sap to make […]

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Elkins Square Dance

Elkins Square Dance

Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, March 13th with a 7:30 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio / Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and students with id. […]

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Dunmore Square Dance

Dunmore Square Dance

Nestled among the giant spruce trees of the Monongahela National Forest less than ten miles from the Virginia line, the Dunmore Community Center hosts Saturday night square dances on the first Saturday of the month, when the weather permits. Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and Tom Sharp call mountain circle square dances to the music of […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Traditional four-couple set square dances and mountain circle, also known as “big circle,” dances are called by local dance callers to live old-time music. “Round dances,” such as waltzes and two steps are often played between squares at most locations. No experience or partner is required. Whether you dance or not, the joy of square dancing […]

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Fashnact celebration and dance in Helvetia

Fashnact celebration and dance in Helvetia

Fasnacht is the pre-lenten burning of Old Man Winter. It occurs on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and is likened to Mardi Gras. It has its roots in the Swiss Winterfest. Saturday afternoon features food, beverages, and open mic music in the Star Band (Red) Hall, a buffet at the Hutte restaurant, and browsing in […]

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Elkins Honky Tonk & Square Dance

Elkins Honky Tonk & Square Dance

Join us for a Honky-Tonk and Square Dance on Friday, February 13th with a 7:30 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio / Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and students […]

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Dunmore Square Dance

Dunmore Square Dance

Nestled among the giant spruce trees of the Monongahela National Forest less than ten miles from the Virginia line, the Dunmore Community Center hosts Saturday night square dances on the first Saturday of the month, when the weather permits. Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and Tom Sharp call mountain circle square dances to the music of […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Hans Creek String Band at the old Greenville High School

Hans Creek String Band at the old Greenville High School

Join Monroe County’s own Hans Creek String Band at the old Greenville High School ‘Time Out’ building for bluegrass music, dancing, and old-fashioned fun. From Union, head south on US 219 for 8 miles, make a right on WV-122 West and go 5 miles into the heart of Greenville. Make a slight left on School […]

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