4/14 Contra Dance

Join us for a Contra Dance, on April 14th from 6:30-9:30 pm. Beginners' lesson at 6 pm.

The live music will be provided by Gus Garelick on fiddle and Don Coffin on guitar.

Caller: tbd

Petaluma Woman's Club - 518 B St., Petaluma

Door: $12 adults, $10 members, $7 adults under 25/FT students with ID/financial hardship, $2 ages 6–17, under 6 free.

Info: www.nbcds.org

About Our Dances:
Contra and English Country Dance (ECD) are 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. Because the pattern of moves is repeated often, you learn quickly. Very little footwork is required — just a smooth walking step. Contra dance music features fantastic fiddle tunes, driving Celtic rhythms, Cajun, old-timey and sometimes dashes of Eastern-European and swing. English Country dance music features lively jigs and reels, lyrical triple-time melodies and waltzes.

BEGINNERS are welcome! Please join us for a free lesson a half hour before the dance begins to learn the basic moves. Wear low, smooth-soled shoes, and loose, comfortable clothes. You can come alone or with a partner — our dances are friendly and inclusive, and you’ll probably end up dancing with most of the people in the hall. Remember: “if you can walk you can do this form of dance.”

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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  • Marlene M

    It was a great mix of veteran dancers and people new to contra! We all had lots of fun to great music and caller, Lea.

    April 15, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Lots of new folks who laughed and enjoyed dancing with us

    April 14, 2013

  • Karen F

    Doctor said it could be 6 months or longer before I can dance again. Trying not to think about it.

    April 14, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. I've been away for too long. Petaluma is always a terrific dance and venue. See you soon!

    April 13, 2013

  • Elaine

    I have to go out of state. Wish I could make it.

    April 11, 2013

  • Elaine

    Gus Garelick is host of the Fiddling Zone on KRCB. Now you can get into the "zone" by dancing to his music. Lea Smith, the multi-talented artist from Fort Bragg, is our caller. Count on some creative dancing. Bic will be hosting for me as I will be out of state and so sad to miss this dance

    April 11, 2013

  • Bic D.

    Wouldn't miss it for the world. It's my home town.

    April 8, 2013

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