New Year’s Eve brings a break in the normal tranquility of Trinity Center. A long standing tradition, the sounds of live music and dance beats, stomping feet, and shouts of glee ring through the maritime forest as one of our most energetic groups rings in the New Year. Welcome to the 17th Annual Bogue Banks Boogie!
The “Boogie” is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers (TCD) which is a nonprofit organization that promotes the enjoyment, preservation, and study of contra dancing and other English and American traditional and historic dance, music, and song. TCD is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.
Contra dancing is a form of North American folk dance in which the dancers form two parallel lines that run the length of the hall. In its simplest form, it is danced by pairs of couples. Eventually each couple dances with every other couple in the set. Normally, the caller teaches each dance before it is actually done to music. This gives everyone an idea of what to expect, and an opportunity to practice the figures.
This year features the high-energy combination of The Ivory Boys and Bree Kalb. The Ivory Boys feature almost all original music and non-traditional arrangements that’s all about the groove. Described as “rocking” and “funky” the trio includes pianist George Paul, David DiGiuseppe on accordion, and Jim Roberts on drums. The band is influenced by Swing & Jazz and African, Cuban, and Rock rhythms.
Twenty year veteran Caller, Bree Kalb, thinks a great band makes her a better caller so is thrilled to be working with The Ivory Boys. She loves the challenge of creating a program that is varied, interesting, and delightful.
DANCE, DON’T DRIVE!
Dancing from the time they arrive December 31st through the next day, the dancers will waltz in 2015 while enjoying Trinity’s unique beach setting with great live music, home cooking, late night games, snacks, or moonlight walks and comfortable rooms–all without having to drive during the prime risky traffic holiday.
While you do not have to be a member of a dance club to attend, the “Boogie” is designed for those with some contra dancing experience, little or large. Depending on space available, beginners are encouraged and dancing children are always delightfully welcomed.
If you want to waltz in the New Year at The Bogue Banks Boogie and Trinity Center, click on the link below for registration information.