IMG_9474_retWEBRing in the New Year dancing to the glorious live music of Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Anna Patton, Bruce Rosen, Mick Kinney, Geraud Barralon and FOXFIRE!

Winter Dance Week offers a unique combination of top-notch callers, teachers, and musicians – along with beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
A Gala New Year’s Eve Party and New Year’s morning breakfast will finish off the week.

 *SPECIAL OFFER: Register on or before November 1 and get a special rate of $300

Your All-Star staff:
-Sue Rosen
-David Millstone
-Charlotte Crittenden
-Anna Patton & Ethan Hazzard-Watkins of Elixr
-Bruce Rosen of Phantom Power
-Daron Douglas & Karen Axelrod of Foxfire
-Matt Olwell & Emily Oleson
-Elise Witt
-Mick Kinney
-Carl Dreher
-Geraud Barralon

Participants should have previous contra dance and/or English country dance experience (such as our “Learn to Contra Dance” class or the equivalent). We do not recommend Winter Dance Week for beginning dancers.

Standard Tuition: $376*
Local Tuition: $188

Limited work exchange scholarships are available. Phone the office or email to request a scholarship application.

This year’s schedule includes some exciting new workshops.

Daily Schedule:
8:15 A.M.    

9:00 – 10:10 A.M. 
Contras & Squares – Community Room – Sue, Fire Truck

10:15 – 10:45 A.M.  
Morningsong – Keith House Lower Level – Elise

10:50 – 12:00 P.M. 
Challenging English Country – Community Room  David, Foxfire
Partner Dance Boot Camp – Music Studio – Matt, Emily, Mick, Geraud

12:15 P.M.  

1:20 – 2:20 P.M.  
English Country for All – Music Studio – Sue, Foxfire
Jazz Era Party Dances (Swing & Charleston)  Community Room –  Matt, Emily, Ethan, Anna, Mick

2:30 – 3:30 P.M.  
Contras & Squares  – Community Room – David, Fire Truck

3:40 – 4:40 P.M. 
Clogging/Flatfooting – Music Studio – Matt, Emily, Mick, Geraud
Harmony Singing-Keith House Lower Level- Elise
English & American Technique – Community Room – Carl, Daron, Karen, Bruce

4:50 – 5:50 P.M.
Open Dance Time – Music Studio – Matt, Emily
Jam Session – Lower Keith – Mick
Yoga (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) – Community Room – Hannah

6:00 P.M.

7:15 P.M.
Gathering with Elise & Special Guest – Keith House Lower Level

8:00 – 11:00 P.M.
Dance – Community Room (Tuesday 8:00-10:00)

8:00 – 10:00 pm
English Dancing – Music Studio (Only on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

11:00 pm
Refreshments – Keith House Lower Level

Register for Winter Dance Week here:


Annie Fain Barralon
About Annie Fain Barralon

Annie Fain is a native of the crafts and music/dance community of Brasstown and is now the Folk School’s Music & Dance Coordinator. She teaches a variety of classes at the school including book arts, clawhammer banjo, Appalachian clogging, and waltz clogging. Annie Fain plays banjo and banjo uke for the all-woman string band, Blue Eyed Girl, and has danced with both Loafers Glory Clog Morris and the Green Grass Cloggers. She continues to sell her handmade books, greeting cards, and original watercolors regionally and always wishes there were more time in a day!