Contra Dance
Ric Goldman
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 5:00pm
Dance 3 -- The South Gym

Come and learn Contra Dance and be ready for the evening dance!

Originating in New England and developed from English Country Dance, these elegant, energetic, and fun couple line dances, with their whirling partner swings, are danced in long sets and taught and led by a caller. With their symmetrical patterns, they have also been called "Dances for Engineers," but are easy for anyone to pick up.

Ric Goldman has called English Country, Contra, and International Folk dances in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K., taking particular glee in sharing his excitement of these dance styles with as many people as possible. Based in northern California, Ric regularly calls for Bay Area Country Dance Society events, as well as teaching various workshops for adults and children in these and other forms of dance include Victorian, Irish Set, Appalachian Running Sets, and Welsh Border Morris. He is a member of the Country Dance & Song Society and the National Folk Organization.