Contra dance is a kind of social dance with live music where a caller teaches the figures.  You don't need to come with a partner, and while there is a short lesson before each of our dances it's optional.  Most people learn contra dancing by doing it.

It looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beOFeIIk4KY

You should wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in.  High heels don't work well.  We'll have water but if you'd like to save cups bringing a water bottle is good.

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  • January 18 · 7:30 PM

    BIDA 3rd Sunday Contra Dance

    13 contra dancers

    Description: Location: Masonic Hall at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA. Caller: TBA Music: Debbie Knight leading OPEN BAND! This means you! Dance 7:30-10:30pm... Learn more
  • January 9 · 7:30 PM

    BIDA Spark in the Dark!

    12 contra dancers | 5.00

    BIDA welcomes you back for another Spark in the Dark alternative contra, on January 9th, from 8-11 pm. The fabulous Nils Fredland will be calling to Buddy System (Noah... Learn more
  • January 4 · 7:00 PM

    BIDA 1st Sunday Contra Dance

    10 contra dancers

    Come dance with us January 4th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA. Caller: TBA Music: Agnostic Fiddle Insurgency (Edward Wallace, Julie Metcalf, Cedar... Learn more
  • November 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    BIDA Third Sunday Contra Dance

    6 contra dancers | 5.00

    Come dance with us Sunday November 16th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA. Caller: Linda Leslie Music: Marko Packard, Dave Langford, and Julie Vallimont... Learn more
  • November 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    BIDA First Sunday Contra

    11 contra dancers

    Come dance with us Sunday November 2nd, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA. Caller: TBA Music: Cedar Stanistreet and Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens Dance 7:30-10:30pm... Learn more
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