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.
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).