This group is for anyone who wants to partake in the healthful, active, joyful fun of contra dancing. Contra dancing is an easy-to-learn community-type dance. The music is always live; you don't need to bring a partner; all the dances are taught and prompted by the caller. If you can walk, listen to music, and know your right hand from your left, you can contra dance! People contra dance all over the country (try Googling "contra dancing") and we are lucky enough to have our own contra dance once a month in Newcastle. It happens on the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 at the Newcastle Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Road. There's always a newcomer orientation at 7:30.

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  • March 21 · 8:00 PM

    Contra Dance in Newcastle, CA

    3 contra dancers

    The March Contra Dance in Newcastle is Saturday, March 21st. Dance the night away with our band Starthistle providing the live music and Joyce Miller our own illustrious... Learn more
  • February 21 · 8:00 PM

    Contra Dance in Newcastle, CA

    8 contra dancers

    The February Contra Dance in Newcastle is Saturday, February 21th. Dance the night away with our band Starthistle providing the live music and Celia Ramsey Calling.... Learn more
  • January 17 · 8:00 PM

    Contra Dance in Newcastle, CA

    3 contra dancers

    SPECIAL EVENT BEFORE THE REGULAR DANCE There will be a Special Family Dance Saturday, January 17 from 6:30 - 7:30 Easy-to-do dances for the whole family. Simple... Learn more
  • December 20, 2014 · 8:00 PM

    Contra Dance in Newcastle, CA

    6 contra dancers | 5.00

    The December contra dance in Newcastle is Saturday, December 20. It's a SPECIAL HOLIDAY DANCE [it is our most attended dance] with a DESSERT POTLUCK  during the break!... Learn more
  • November 15, 2014 · 8:00 PM

    Contra Dance in Newcastle, CA

    3 contra dancers

    The November Contra Dance in Newcastle is Saturday, November 15th. Dance the night away with our guest caller Talib Huff and his band from Cool, CA. Newcomers and... Learn more
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