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COMMUNITY

BREVARD OLD TIME STREET DANCES

Brevard Old Time Street Dances

A decades-long tradition, our Summer Street Dances celebrate our Appalachian heritage with a free, fun-loving and family-friendly event that’s sure to give you happy feet. A lively bluegrass band and an experienced caller will take you step-by-step through a collection of moves that combine square and contra dancing styles.

Join us Tuesday evenings beginning on Tuesday, July 6 and culminating in conjunction with the Brevard Police Department’s National Night Out Celebration on August 3rd. Each week, the event will start with dance instruction at 6:30pm, with dancing from 7pm-9 pm.

Main Street (between Broad Street and Gaston Street) will be closed starting at 4pm and all cars must be removed from the street before that time.

Our long-time band, Carolina Blue, retired in 2020, but we are excited to welcome White Water Bluegrass Company to the stage this year. For over 35 years, The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. has captivated audiences throughout the Southeast with their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song and dance.

We will welcome back Joe Smith as the caller for the dances. Each evening will include a few classic songs and a chance for clogging and traditional Appalachian-called dance. There is even a young children’s circle, which makes it easy and safe for dancers of all ages to participate.

The dances are sponsored by Heart of Brevard and Transylvania County Tourism, as well as many local merchants and individuals who donate to keep this unique tradition alive. Participants are also given the opportunity to make contributions at each of the dances.