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Harmony Centre is happy to host Fiddlefern Country Dancers as they resume their regular dance schedule this fall with a contra dance each month.
This group of dancers and contra dance lovers has been organizing and promoting regular dances in Owen Sound for more than 20 years. Contra dancing is a fun, friendly form of dancing done to live music with a caller leading you through the dances. Their dances feature musicians and callers from the Grey-Bruce region as well as from Ontario, Quebec, and the USA.
They would love to have you join them, even if you’re a complete beginner. No matter what your age, on your own or with friends or family — come out for an evening of smiles and tremendous fun. All dances are taught and prompted by the caller. Begin with a half hour of instruction and introduction to new dances, then dance until 10:00pm with lots of time for socializing and relaxing! Beginners are always welcome to join in the fun! No partner needed. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.
For more info, visit http://fiddlefern.ca/
Holly Sled has a special connection with the Harmony Centre. She was a member of Knox Church, which occupied the facility for more than a century, and she fondly remembers practising and performing here as a child at many Kiwanis festivals held in the lovely old building. When she later took over as director of Rock the Sound she found Harmony Centre to be the perfect venue for the choir’s eclectic brand of energetic rock and pop music. The acoustics, of course, are superb – but the versatility of the building is what really makes it ideal for Rock the Sound. “The facility offers multiple spaces, so we can split up and practice sectionals, then come back together in the Auditorium, where the sound is unbelievable,” Holly explains.
Holly admits that times where tough during Covid when restrictions made it nearly impossible to operate a choir. But she was determined to make a go of things. “We held some outdoor choir sessions when it was safe to do so,” she recalls. “Eventually things returned to a state where we could gather and sing again indoors and we are loving the return to Harmony Centre.”
Rock the Sound Choir meets three times a month at Harmony Centre, and puts on public performances throughout the year. Look for notice of their holiday concert. To find out more about the choir and how you can become involved, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rockthesoundchoir/.