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Gypsy Meltdown 2019

March 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - March 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Charlotte Dance Gypsies welcome you to Gypsy Meltdown 2019 –  Celebrating 25 Years.  On tap this year are The Latter Day Lizards and The Organic Family Band – who will  provide the music of the spheres.  Cis Hinkle and Bob Isaacs, our spiritual guidance (the callers), will match music with dances that will bring us all to the dance floor.

Early Bird Pricing is in effect until February 1, 2019.  Regular pricing starts February 2 and ends March 15 at 3:00 PM.


When can I check in?

Check in starts at 4:30 PM on Friday.

When does dancing begin?

Friday at 8:00 PM

When does dancing end?

Sunday at 4:00 PM

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

The following is not allowed at Camp Thunderbird – alcohol; cooking; pets; camping (this includes camping or sleeping in vehicles); and unsupervised children.

How can I pay by CHECK?

Look at the bottom right corner of your Registration screen – below the green REGISTRATION button there is a “Show other Payment Options”.  Click here and follow the prompts for payment by check!

How can I contact the Organizer with questions?

Carol Deacon – ThreeDogFarm@comporium.net

(803) 517-6288

Sleeping Arrangements?

Heated cabins, single beds and togetherness bathrooms with showers are among the many perks of Camp Thunderbird.  You will need to bring bedding, towels, and soap.  Also available are local hotels (Charlotte, NC near Carowinds, Fort Mill, SC and Rock Hill, SC). Camping is available at nearby McDowell Park (704/588-5224).  Remember NO CAMPING at Camp Thunderbird.


Join us Friday for POTLUCK!  Camp Thunderbird’s catering experts provide all our purchased meals.  Sunday Brunch is catered by Harriette Bugel and will be served on the back porch of the dance hall overlooking lovely Lake Wylie. Need vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free…no problem – just let us know on your registration form!

Where do I send my check if paying by check?

Charlotte Country Dancers c/o Carol Deacon

918 Blakeley Walk

Rock Hill, SC 29732

What is the weather like in March?

Early spring in the Carolinas can be fickle and fantastic!  Take a look at your favorite weather app a little closer to the event to be sure of an accurate forecast.  But generally, it is lovely.

Workshops and Special Events?

Waltz Workshop – Gaye Fifer and Wayne Albright

English Country Dance – Gaye Fifer

Caller’s Workshop – Cis Hinkle and Bob Isaacs

Challenging Contras – Cis Hinkle

Squares/Grid Squares – Bob Isaacs

Salty Dog Rag/Flatfooting – Terry and Warren Doyle

RUSHFEST – Emily Rush

YOGA – Hampton Thrower

Musician’s Jam – Holley Ross – bring your instruments!

Rise Up Singing – Gretchen Caldwell

Sunday Morning Waltzing – George Paul and Rob Zisette

Sunday Brunch – Harriette Bugel


Ed Howe

The Saturday Night “Crystal Ball” Contra Ball

In honor of 25 years of Meltdown, a Silver Birthday and our bond with the Ghyrka Golden Gypsies of Betska-Hersagodancin, the color scheme for Saturday night’s Crystal Ball will be a combination of Silver and Gold. All dance gypsies are invited to wear either silver, gold, crystal – or all three! And if their costumes sparkle, so much the better.

NEW this year!

To celebrate our 25 years in style we will offer a T shirt.  Please check our website for further details and to see the design.  www.CharlotteDanceGypsies.org  T shirts will be on sale at Meltdown and the cost is $10.


March 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
March 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Camp Thunderbird Lake Wylie
1 Thunderbird Lane
Lake Wylie, SC 29710 United States

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