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Welcome to Summer Soirée

June 14-16, 2024, Asheville, NC

Summer Soirée contra dance weekend is coming back in 2024. Join us for exhilarating workshops, lively dances, and unforgettable experiences. Hosted on the campus of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, we gather to dance, learn, and connect. Our talented callers and bands create a lively atmosphere that will keep you on your toes. We'll have three days of contra dancing plus waltzing, blues, techno, and so much more. Also, don't forget to indulge in delicious snacks to power through the weekend. There will also be optional meal and housing plans available.

Come and be a part of Summer Soirée!

Registration Opens
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 12 pm EST

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Bands

The Ice Cream Truckers

Noah VanNorstrand on fiddle, Kelsey Wells on banjo, and Yann Falquet on guitar come together as the Ice Cream Truckers. With talent and a name like that, they are sure to please.

With Sam Bartlett on banjo, Eric Schedler on Accordion, and Tadgh O'Meachair on keyboard, Supertrad is the kind of contra dance band you would like to have with you in the zombie apocalypse.

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Callers

Traveling south from Vermont, Nils has been calling dances with admirable skill and infectious energy since 2000. Respected for his expertise as a teacher and caller, sensitive leadership, and generosity. He draws on a large and varied repertoire of dances, presenting material from centures-old "chestnuts" to cutting edge contemporary choreography.

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Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Cis Hinkle has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances. She is has called at music and dance festivals all over the US, England, and Denmark.

Special Sessions

techno

Emily Rush

waltzing

George Paul on keyboard, Rob Zisette on fiddle

jamming

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Nic Coker

stuntology

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... plus yoga, blues, and more

Sound

Victor Garza and John Ligon

Registration Opens
Friday, March 1, 2024 at 12 pm EST

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