Learn to Contra
What is Contra Dancing?
"... a high-spirited
dance that can be elegant, lively and most importantly, FUN! Based
upon Old English and New England
country dancing with some aspects of American square dancing
blended into it, the dances are danced to Irish, Celtic, Old
English, Early American and modern 'traditional' tunes that
are played by live bands.
are led by a caller and each dance is taught and walked through
before the start of the dance. The dances are a blend of a
fairly small group of movements: Allemandes; Stars; Do-Si-Dos; a LOT
of Swings; and several other older and modern movements.
the caller and musicians match each dance to the music, and
the skill level of the dancers."
Come learn the basics of contra dancing with special
attention given to timing and flow. Prepare to dance at the evening
Understand the phrasing of music with
the dance. All dance levels and ages welcome.
Experienced dancers will
refine timing and pay attention to style points. No partner
necessary. All dances taught and prompted by caller.