Kick up your heels & enjoy an old-fashioned contra dance & potluck meal. Bring 2 dishes to share and a donation for the band and caller. Table service and beverages will be provided. No prior contra dancing necessary (lessons given throughout the evening).
Contra dancing utilizes Celtic, jazz, blues, old time, jigs, & reels. This English country dancing was popular during the 17th century & the French called it contredans meaning opposite dance. Partners stand in parallel lines opposite each other. A caller & live band set the night in motion. Partners interact in a set of 4, over the course of the dance each partner moves up & down the line dancing with other partners & other sets. There is no fancy foot work as with other line dances & no medical contraindications unless your doctor doesn't want you to raise your heart beat. A fun, engaging dance the whole family can enjoy!
We encourage you to put on some tennis shoes, and come stretch your face muscles with us.
Event Categories: Cultural & Heritage, Food & Drink