I went to my first dance on a cold, icy January night, after hearing a radio announcement. The announcement said beginners were welcome, no partner or experience was necessary, and there would be live music. I found a welcoming community, realized that the advertisement was true, and have continued to dance several times a month since then. Hopefully I'll see you at one of these!
Where I can often be found dancing, and calling at open mics:
Greenville, SC Friday and Saturday dances
Old Farmer’s Ball, Swannanoa, NC Thursday dances
Tampa, FL SnowBall, Jan.
Lexington/Berea, KY Contra Swing Shift weekend, Jan.
Knoxville, TN Knoxville Weekend, Feb.
Wilmington, NC Salty Swirl, Feb.
Charlotte, NC Gypsy Meltdown, March
Cincinnati, OH Pigtown Fling, March
Berea, KY Hands 4 Weekend, April
Oberlin, OH, Dandelion Romp, April
Triangle Dancers, NC Spring Dance Romance, April
Logan, OH, May Apple Stomp, May
Lexington, KY Dance Trance, June
Swannanoa, NC Summer Soiree', June
Coshocton, OH River Rendezvous, July
Bloomington, IN Sugar Hill, Aug.
Greenville,SC MoonDance, Sept.
Black Mtn., NC Lake Eden Arts Festival, Oct.
Indianapolis, IN Gypsy Moon Ball, Oct.
Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Fall Dance Weekend, Nov.
Atlanta, GA Fall Weekend, Nov.