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Norfolk Contra Dancers (TRADIN') meet on the third Saturday of every month to dance to live music with a caller. Contra dancing has moves similar to old-time square dancing, done with a partner and another couple in a line. No costume or partner is required and there is new dancer orientation every month. Anyone who can walk can contra dance!  New dancers are always welcome, so come out and join us.

For directions to the venue, click on the green "Pages" tab above.

If you'd like to see what contra dancing is all about, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/4G2DmPRIALc

There are other YouTube clips, too that will give you a good idea of what contra dancing looks like.

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Welcome to Contra Dancing!

Recent Meetups

  • 6 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Contra Dance and Bring a Friend!

    10 Contra dancers

    The March dance will feature the tunes of the Wheelhouse band and the lively calling of Ann Fallon from Annapolis.  “Wheelhouse” includes Jim Harrington, who  releases... Learn more

  • February 18 · 7:15 PM

    Contra Dance and Bring a Friend!

    8 Contra dancers

    In February we will hear the foot-stompin' tunes of "Cutie and the Hot Wings" (that's Carol T. Downing on fiddle,. Amy Ferabee on guitar, and Jim Hockett on mandolin)  ... Learn more

  • January 21 · 7:15 PM

    Contra Dance and Bring a Friend!

    13 Contra dancers

    Our January dance will feature the heart-warming tunes of Tommy Britt and the "Hoedown Hoboes," with calling by Nicholas Smith.Dancers come about 7:15 for an... Learn more

  • January 14 · 7:30 PM

    Bonus Contra Dance

    16 Contra dancers | 5.00

    Warm up with a special bonus winter dance with "Orion" playing (that's Steve Suhring on fiddle, Joe Healey on hammered dulcimer and banjo, and Ken Veazey on keyboard)... Learn more

  • Dec 17, 2016 · 7:00 PM

    Contra dance and bring a friend

    15 Contra dancers | 4.50

    One of our favorite local bands, "Orion," will be playing the tunes.  That's Steve Suhring on fiddle, Ken Veazey on keyboard, and Joe Healey on hammered dulcimer, banjo... Learn more

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  • Judy McDowell founded Norfolk Contra Dance

    on September 10

 
Founded Sep 10, 2011

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