Diane Silver
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Schedule - 2020

Many thanks to all the dancers who have asked me, "when are you calling next?"
Please scroll down for my current schedule, with links to the dances, when available, so you can get driving directions.

And here are links to my calling history -- past local dances, tours, dance weekends, workshops, and other events where I've called and taught:

Overview of Dance Weekends and Festivals,
workshops and other supporting events


Full Schedules:
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

If you're just dying to know the details for dances from 1999, when I started calling, to Fall 2003, when this website was launched, feel free to e-mail your inquiry.

Current Schedule - 2020

Special Events are in GREEN.
Date 2020
Event
Time
Band
Location
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 11:00
Open Band
Warren Wilson College (Bryson Gym), Asheville, NC
Monday, January 20, 2020
Contra Dance
Charlotte Dance Gypsies
7:00 Lesson;
Dance 7:30 - 10:00
Countercurrent
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
4:15-6:00-ish
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Contra Dance
Harvest Moon Folk Society
Nic Coker, Haakon Oyen, Art Shuster
7:30 Lesson
Dance:8:00-11:00
River Falls, SC
Friday-Sunday,
February 14-16, 2020
Flurry Festival
see schedule
Many!
Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
4:15-6:00-ish
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Church Retreat
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
recorded music
Private Event
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Church Retreat
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Laura Lengnick & Vollie McKenzie
Private Event
Thursday, March 19
“I Support CDSS”
Contra & ECD Evening
Organized by Donald Hughes
7:30-10:30
Mara Shea, Julie Gorka, Dean Herington, Joey O’Donnell
also calling: Gaye Fifer, Katy Tarter German, Gail Lacy, Pat Petersen
Shared Visions Retreat Center
Old Murphey School

Durham NC
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 11:00
Atlantic Crossing
Warren Wilson College (Bryson Gym), Asheville, NC
Friday, April 3, 2020
Contra Dance
Chattahoochee Country Dancers
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 11:00
Atlantic Crossing
Decatur Recreation Center (Dec Rec),
Decatur, GA
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Contra Dance
Historic Jonesborough Dance Society
7:00 Lesson;
Dance 7:30 - 10:30
Atlantic Crossing
Visitor's Center
Jonesborough, TN

Friday-Sunday, April 24-26, 2020
New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
See schedule
Many!
Acton Boxborough Regional High School
Friday, May 1, 2020
Celo Community Dance
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 10:00
Bruce Green & Friends
Arthur Morgan School, (Green Cay bldg.)
Celo, NC

(GPS: 35.822616, -82.187228)
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 11:00
Hot Point String Band
Warren Wilson College (Bryson Gym), Asheville, NC
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 11:00
Boom Chuck
(Laurie & Nic)
Warren Wilson College (Bryson Gym), Asheville, NC
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
7:30 Lesson;
Dance 8:00 - 11:00
Playing with Fyre
(Rob Z. & George Paul)
Warren Wilson College (Bryson Gym), Asheville, NC
Fri-Sun, Aug 21-23, 2020
SplashDance!
see schedule
Wall of Sound all weekend long!
Leaders from favorite bands across the region.
I'll be coordinting rotating callers, and calling a few myself.
Camp Tonawandah,
Flat Rock, NC
103 Lake Falls Rd., 29739
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 11-13, 2020
Bear Hug
Dance Weekend
see schedule
Rodney Miller, Jeffrey Spero, Rob Zissette, Laura Zissette
Flathead Lake, Rollins, MT
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Family Dance
(Waltz evening follows at 7:00)
3:45-5:30
Open Band, lead by Pearl Shirley
(musicians, come on out and play!)
(Waltz evening is also open-band)
Harvest House Recreation Center,
Asheville, NC
Saturday-Friday,
Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
Christmas Dance Week at
John C. Campbell Folk School
see schedule
Musicians TBA
David Millstone also calling
John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC

Coming up in 2021!
Not posted yet; please check back around November.