A popular summer activity in downtown is the Heart of Brevard’s Tuesday night street dances.
This year, the dances start on Tuesday, June 18, and will continue each Tuesday through Aug. 6. The traditional Appalachian square dances are held on East Main Street in front of the courthouse, with dance instruction starting at 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Carolina Blue will provide the music at the courthouse gazebo, while the dance caller is Joe Smith, who has been participating for many years.
Two separate circles are typically formed during the dance – one for adults and one for children. In the children’s circle, adults help to teach the dances to the young ones.
The public is invited to bring along lawn chairs to the dances, which average about 200 people each night. The dances can only exist with continued financial support and local participation.
Anyone interested in contributing to the event, either through a financial contribution or by volunteering, should contact the Heart of Brevard office at (828) 884-3278.