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Contra Dancing at Powder Mill Barn in Enfield CT

  • Apr 28, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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OK, this isn't hiking but but even though it is finally Spring it's cold out and the nights are longish so let's have some good clean old fashioned dancing!!!

There will be "SHINDIGS AT THE BARN" Contra Dancing from 7 PM to 10 PM at the old Powder Mill Barn in Enfield, CT. Beginner's lessons from 6:30 PM to 7 PM. All are welcome to come to the event (married or single). You don't have to bring a partner. Children are welcome too. Casual dress (best no high heels, though). This venue is non-alcoholic. There is an $10 fee ($5 for students, under 12 free) the Barn charges for entry to cover their costs.

This is a great event with lots of fun and a great old fasioned abiance to boot. Dress like it is hot out for dancing as you will get hot dancing. I liked this so much I keep it as a mainstay for our group to fill the night once a month Oct. - May. Please note there is an overall limit as to how many people can fit in the Barn so I have limited RSVP's. Overall the Barn can accomodate 200 people but I think no more than about 120 could dance (attendance was around 60 in Oct. 2010). Just because you RSVP here does not necessarily mean there will be room in the Barn if you arrive late.

Location/directions to approximate meetup location at Powder Mill Barn (32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT):
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Enfield&state=CT&address=32+S+Maple+St&zipcode=06082-4653&country=US&latitude=41.98225&longitude=-72.53993&geocode=ADDRESS

Powder Mill Barn:[masked]
http://www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/
Contra Dancing information:
http://www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/contra.html

Definition of Contra Dancing:
Fun: http://www.sbcds.org/contradance/whatis/
Dry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contra_dancing

Video clip of some Contra Dancing: http://www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/ContraDance.wmv

Contra Dance Etiquette:
http://www.tcdancers.org/etiquette.html

Basic Contra Dance steps defined:
http://www.twodogwaltz.com/movesContra.pdf
http://www.tcdancers.org/aboutcontra.html
http://www.tftm.org/contradancing/Dance%20Moves.pdf

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  • Henry

    Would like to come this Sunday --party of four.

    1 · February 17, 2015

  • Ann H.

    I enjoyed myself so much! Very friendly people. Shame my left foot got worse and I wasn't able to go to Weathersfield! Or to the hikings in Windsor.

    May 1, 2013

  • Darleen

    Last night was a first for me. Everyone there was so kind and forgiving! I had a great time..Thanks

    April 29, 2013

  • Tom

    The dance was a lot of fun. I do have a problem with getting dizzy when spinning. so much. Sounds lame but it happens! I do love challenges outside of my comfort zone! It was really fun!

    April 28, 2013

  • R&C

    Sorry, got other plans. Hope to do it next time.

    April 28, 2013

  • Darleen

    Tom, it is nice to I am not the only first timmer!

    April 27, 2013

  • Tom

    Thought I would try this for first time. Looking forward to it. Tom

    April 23, 2013

  • Tom

    Thought I would try this for first time. Looking forward to it. Tom

    April 23, 2013

  • Kevin S

    Leading our contingent! Cell (860)[masked]

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Perhaps our contingent's leader will be able to stick around long enough to dance this month!

      April 22, 2013

  • Glenn ".

    Is anyone coming from south of hartford? I love contra dancing and enfielsd is a hike, I wonder if there is a contra dance more centrally located?

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mystic contra, Sat, April 27, http://conntras.org/c...­

      Wesleyan contra Wed, May 8, http://wescontra.blog...­ (the blog is outdated and the May 8 dance isn't listed yet, but trust me, it's happening and the band is one of the hottest in the country, Perpetual e-Motion. Not to be missed!)

      Wethersfield contra, Sat, May 11, http://www.hcdance.or...­

      Rest of the state: http://www.conntras.o...­

      *If* I go on Sunday (weekend plans not firmed up yet), I'll be heading up from Glastonbury and would be happy to share the ride. PM me your ph # and I'll be in touch by Sunday morning if I'm going. p.s. Do I know you from Raw Food Central potlucks and/or other raw events?

      April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also, a longer ride (worth it!), but my favorite dance of all (so I make the trek almost every wk) and a great way to shake up a mid-week evening: Amherst contra dances, most Wednesdays in Amherst, MA. http://amherstcontra....­

      April 22, 2013

  • Pamela B.

    I love these dances at the Barn, they are so much fun! ;-)

    April 22, 2013

  • R&C

    This will be our first time. Looking forward to it!! Rick and Carole

    April 22, 2013

  • Kevin S

    Leading our contingent! Cell (860)[masked]

    December 31, 2012

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