Mill Valley Contra Dance - George Marshall & Blue Ribbon Dance Band

A dance for everyone following our first ever Mill Valley dance weekend!

Mill Valley Contra Dance - Sunday April 7
7:30-10:30 pm dance
Beginners' lesson at 7 pm.


Caller: George Marshall (MA)

Band: Blue Ribbon Dance Band
Rodney Miller (NH) - fiddle
Sam Bartlett (IN) - mandolin
Owen Marshall (ME) - guitar
Mark 'Pokey' Hellenberg (OH) - percussion of all kinds, banjo uke

Location: Strawberry Reception Hall, 118 E. Strawberry Avenue, Mill Valley

Special prices: &12 members & non-members; $7 for adults 26 and under, FT students, and financially challenged; $2 under 18.

Info: www.nbcds.org

About Our Dances:
Contra is fun, easy to learn, and accompanied by live music. Before each dance, the caller teaches the dance and continues to prompt dancers as needed once the band starts. Contra dance music features fantastic fiddle tunes, driving Celtic rhythms, Cajun, old-timey and sometimes dashes of Eastern-European and swing.


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 that promotes and produces American and English Country Dance folk and ritual dancing, music and song in the Wine Country north of San Francisco (Sonoma & Marin counties).

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  • Elaine

    Thanks to everyone who made this dance a big success! Susan Amato, Jim Devore, Michael Martin, Emily Shaul, Marlene Mahan,
    Stacy Carr, Chris Knepper, Craig Meltzner and all the fabulous dancers new and old who attended. New people are the life of contra dance so keep on coming. Elaine

    April 8, 2013

  • Larry D.

    The dance was a hey and a half. It was fun visiting with the dancers from around the bay and out of State. The band was every bit as good as promised! I couldn't help but listen to them on the drive back home. Looking forward to fault line weekend.

    April 8, 2013

  • craig b.

    next time

    April 7, 2013

  • Karen F

    Fractured my tibia so can't bend my knee or put weight on it. See you all in a couple of months, I hope.

    April 6, 2013

  • Lia

    I will catch the next dance with beginner instruction - thanks!

    April 6, 2013

  • craig b.

    I'll be there.

    April 6, 2013

  • Elaine

    To continue. We are a volunteer organization and a well meaning volunteer made an inaccurate statement about the dance. Again we welcome and encourage beginners. You will hear great music and calling! My apologies to Craig and any other beginner who was led astray by our lapse of communication. We hope to see you there. Beginners please seek me out at the dance. I would love to dance with you. Elaine

    April 6, 2013

  • Elaine

    There is a beginners lesson at this dance. This w

    April 6, 2013

  • craig b.

    I understand "no beginners lesson" this event

    April 4, 2013

  • craig b.

    beginner

    April 1, 2013

  • Larry D.

    Is there anyone interested in carpooling? I will be coming from Glen Ellen / Sonoma area. I can either drive or ride. Post or email

    March 29, 2013

  • Elaine

    This is the follow up dance for Epicenter. This should be one of the best dances of the year.

    March 23, 2013

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