6:45-7:10: Beginner Lesson
A dance that anyone can do!
Can you walk to a rhythm?
Can you walk in a circle?
Do you know which way is up and which way is down?
Can you follow basic instructions?
Then you can learn to Contra Dance!
Music: UNCA Bluegrass Ensemble and Maddy Mulaney & Clarke Williams
Caller: Diane Silver
New England contra dancing as a traditional dance form. Dance contra chestnuts, northern and southern squares, circles, quadrilles, and triplets as well as newer contra dances to traditional contra dance music played close to the floor.
Diane Silver will lead the dancing, with music by Laura Lengnick, Karen Gaughan, and invited guests.
Please make a donation at the door.
Thinking about learning to call or want to polish your calling skills? Want to try a new dance, explore new choreography, or learn more about how to write your own dances? Emily Able facilitates this shop-talk session for experienced and developing contra callers to share resources and practice together.