5-7 May 2017
13TH Annual 

Whitewater Whirl!

a mini dance vacation in WV's New River Gorge Scenic Recreation Area

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About the weekend


The New River Gorge area of West Virginia is a fantastic place to visit. 

Whitewater Whirl is a mini dance VACATION! 

You'll have the opportunity on Saturday to enjoy and explore the Gorge area, either on a pro-guided activity or on your own.  All the info you'll need is here on the Whirl website.  Or, you may choose to stick around for the workshops (many with live music accompaniment!)  and the afternoon contra dance.  Or do a little of both! 

Otherwise, you'll enjoy a weekend full of dance and conviviality in a wonderful camp setting at Fayette County Park.


Check-in, meet, greet, and move feet

   5:00 pm  Check-in begins at Fayette County Park. If you arrive earlier in the day, check if we still need help decorating the hall -- we'll be there by late morning on Friday.
   6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner (Friday meal option participants)
   8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Contra dance. Gaye Fifer and Tom Hinds calling. Music by Maivish and Contrarians.
  11:50 pm - ?:?? am: RushFest contra dance party with Emily Rush
Saturday morning / afternoon - onsite

   7:00 am -   8:00 am: Coffee time (meal plan)

   8:00 am -   9:00 am: Breakfast (meal plan)
   9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Workshops 
  12:00 pm -  1:00 pm: Lunch (meal plan)
    1:00 pm -  5:30 pm:  Workshops / afternoon contra dance.
    5:30 pm -  7:00 pm:  Dinner (meal plan)
Saturday morning / afternoon offsite

Pro Guided Adventures

Fayette County, West Virginia has some amazing outdoor recreation opportunities -- hiking, biking, rafting, rock climbing, and more. If you want to participate in a pro-guided (paid) activity—such as whitewater rafting—contact the outfitter and book your trip.  

Pro-guided Adventures page

Self Guided Adventures 

FREE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - Lots to do! Check it out on the Self-guided Adventures page or the INFO PACK!

Saturday evening
  7:15 pm -   7:45 pm: Evening mini concert with Maivish
  8:00 pm - 12:00 am: Contra dance.  Contra dance. Gaye Fifer and Tom Hinds calling. Music by Maivish and Contrarians.

   8:00 am -  8:45 am: Coffee time (meal plan)

   8:45 am -  9:45 am: Breakfast (meal plan)
   9:00 am - 10:00 am:  Waltz to recorded music 
  10:00 am -  1:00 pm: Farewell contra. Gaye Fifer, Tom Hinds, Maivish.
  12:00 pm -  2:00 pm: Lunch (meal plan) Eat or take food for the road.  
    1:00 pm -  2:00 pm: Help with camp plaanup. 
  Everyone heads home full of Whirlistic bliss.

Updated: 2015-12-04