Submitted by Dan Rosenberg
NORTH FORK – April will be busting out all over this year in North Fork, when all ages gather at The North Fork Studio for the Spring County Dance and Hoedown on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.
Dancing will take place from 7 to 9:30. A raffle will be held during the mid-evening break. We’ll all kick up our heels to the live music of the Up Country String Band playing fiddle, mandolin, guitars, banjo and more.
Caller Penny Critchlow will guide dancers through circle mixers, contra line dances, the Virginia Reel, and square dances. You will enjoy a waltz or two as well.
Most folks are familiar with square dancing and the Virginia Reel, but what, you might ask, is contra dancing? Contra dancing is a style of dance similar to the Virginia Reel that was brought to America by early settlers from Europe. But even if you’ve never experienced any of these styles, not to worry! A caller will be at the mic to teach, walking everyone through each dance step-by-step, and to prompt the dancers once the music has begun.
There will be seating if your pleasure is to just sit and watch. Everybody who attended the previous years’ dances, young and old alike, clamored to make this dance and annual event. Therefore, the North Fork Studio is pleased to offer a fun evening for the whole family again this year.
The event takes place at the newly renovated North Fork Studio, next to the library on Main Street.
Tickets are $10. Studio subscribers and students only $5, toddlers are free. There is a $25 family rate for large families so bring the whole clan and enjoy a rollicking good time. Everyone is welcome.
The North Fork Studio is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free space.
Remember that no dancing experience is necessary.