"CONTRA DANCING IN NW ARKANSAS"

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We are delighted to be hosting this weekend at the Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Just 5 minutes from the Fayetteville Square, the Center provides multiple facilities on 33 beautiful wooded acres at the top of Mount Sequoyah. All activities for the weekend will be in Parker Hall, a grand old two-story building dating from the 1920’s. Live music will be provided by The Old 78s, Ozark Highballers, and Two Cents Worth.

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Ozark Highballers

A weekend of traditional dance, music, and song.

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Event Schedule:
Friday, November 10th –

5:30pm to 8:00; Check-in, Jam session
7:00pm to 10:00; Opening social dance with The Old 78s

Saturday, November 11th –
7:00 to 8:15; Complimentary breakfast in the cafeteria
8:00 to 11:55; Morning workshops
12:00 to 1:00pm; Potluck lunch in the Parker Hall kitchen
1:15 to 5:00; Afternoon workshops
7:00 to 10:00; Evening social dance with the Ozark Highballers

10:00 to ??; After’s party

Sunday, November 12th –
7:30 to 9:00; Complimentary breakfast in the Parker kitchen
8:30 to 9:45; Sunday morning jam with the band
10:00 to 12:00 noon; Social dance with Two Cents Worth

FINE TIMES AT OUR HOUSE

Accomodations: 
FTDS has booked a block of 35 rooms in two locations for the event. Fifteen very basic dorm like rooms are available above the main hall for $45 a night with 20 more private cottage rooms close to the main hall for $75 a night. The rooms are being held in the name of the Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society.  To reserve one, please contact Rebecca at Mt. Sequoyah, 479-443-4531. Cutoff date for the blocked rooms is October 9th.


Meals:
With your registration, three meals are provided; Saturday breakfast in the cafeteria and potluck lunch in Parker Hall kitchen. Sunday breakfast is also provided in Parker Hall kitchen. The Saturday evening meal is on your own with plenty of restaurants 5 minutes away on Dickson Street, around the square, and College Avenue.


Weather:
The weather in November is variable so bring layers for any outdoor activities.  It is typically 60’s in the day time and 40’s at night. The public social dances will be inside Parker Hall.

Registration:
Cost is $55 per person through October 10th, $65 after the 10th and at the door. Registration gives you access to all workshops, social dances, and three meals.  Admission to the social dances is also open to the public at $10 per person per dance. You can register directly from this page or download and mail in your registration.

The Old 78s

Two Cents Worth

Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society

Come join us in Fayetteville, AR, for three days of old-time fun. We will have three open social dances, as well as workshops on Contras, Squares, Scottish Country Dance, English Country Dance, Percussive dance, and couple dance.  Also offered will be music workshops on old-time fiddle, banjo, & singing, as well as open Jam Sessions. This event is sponsored by the Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society and the Arkansas Country Dance Society.