Staunton Contra Dance November 17 at Mary Baldwin

November 8, 2007

Woody and Marcia Mckenzie. They’ve been playing music together since they were married in 1983. They met in the White Mountains of Arizona where they were introduced because of their mutual love for music. In 1998, they moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, and they currently reside there. And on November 17, Woody and Marcia Mckenzie will be coming to Mary Baldwin University to play for the Staunton Contra Dance Series. The couple plays a unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles, children’s music, funny songs, and even some swing and jazz standards.

The Mckenzie’s will be joined by Tom Hinds who is an acclaimed choreographer of contemporary contras and square dances. Hinds also has written two books of dances called Dance All Night and Dance All Day Too.

The dance will be held Saturday, November 17, 2007, in the Mary Baldwin University Physical Activities Center Dance Studio. A beginners’ workshop will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the dance runs from 8-11 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for young adults age 12-18, children and Mary Baldwin University students attend free. For more information call (540) 280-2330 or (540) 280-2335.