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Contra Dance in Terra Linda--Come early for a free Contra dance lesson!

All levels of dancers will enjoy Contra dancing to "Maivish" a Canadian/American band including members of "Crowfoot," a very popular band that tours around the country. Contra dance music features fantastic fiddle tunes, driving Celtic rhythms, Cajun and sometimes dashes of Latin, Eastern-European and swing.  The caller for the evening, Mary Wesley, hails from Massachusettes. 


Contra dances are fun, easy to learn, and are always accompanied by live music. Before each dance, the caller teaches the dance and continues to prompt dancers after the band starts. Because the pattern of moves is repeated often, you learn quickly. Very little footwork is required—if you can walk you can do Contra dancing. 

BEGINNERS are welcome—gather at 6:45pm to meet other new dancers at an orientation. Then at 7pm, take a free half-hour lesson to learn the basic moves before the dance officially begins at 7:30pm. Wear low, smooth-soled shoes, and loose, comfortable clothes. Come alone or with a partner—our dances are friendly and inclusive, and you’ll probably end up dancing (at least briefly) with most of the people in the hall. For more info: www.nbcds.org.


Admission:  $12/$7 young adults under 26 and financial need.    


NOTE: Please help NBCDS conserve resources by bringing your own water bottles/mugs to dances. Scent-free dancing is greatly appreciated as many have severe allergies. Parents, all non–dancing children must be supervised. 


Dances are sponsored by the North Bay Country Dance Society, a non-profit organization since 1992 that promotes and produces American folk dances and English country dances in Sonoma & Marin counties. www.nbcds.org

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  • Elaine

    This was a great dance for beginners. Our caller, Mary Wesley really took care of them. The music, as expected was wonderful. We hope all our Mostly Marin dancers come back soon.

    October 18, 2013

  • Jill

    This was great fun and great exercise!! Nice meeting everyone and I plan on being there again.

    October 18, 2013

  • Bruce

    Lively Music and a fun invigorating Dance with good folks. Thanks.

    October 17, 2013

  • Dawn S

    Hey there Contra Dancers!
    Tonight, Elaine will be your Mostly Marin hostess so I can stay home and over this darn cold.
    Best, Dawn

    October 17, 2013

  • Jill

    Contra dancing sounds like fun - never done it before!

    October 11, 2013

    • Dawn S

      It is a lot of fun! The lesson and veteran dancers are a wonderful help for beginners...don't hesitate to jump in!

      October 16, 2013

    • Dawn S

      Jill,Elaine will be your host tonight, as I'm home trying to get over a cold. Have fun for me!

      October 17, 2013

  • Dawn S

    Elaine will be your host tonight, as I'm home trying to get over a cold. Have fun for me!

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I took a very bad spill in the half marathon race I ran this past Saturday and both my hands are seriously injured/scraped up, so no holding hands with anyone! At least not until they heal. So bummed. Hope you schedule another one of these very soon! Have fun everyone.

    October 16, 2013

    • Dawn S

      So sorry to hear you had a fall Shawn. Take care and hopefully we'll see you Nov 9 or 21!

      October 16, 2013

  • Elaine

    Just got back to dancing with these musicians in Santa Barbara. You are in for a treat. Elaine

    October 14, 2013

  • ruth g.

    I think I see my old friend Hilary!

    October 10, 2013

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