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San Rafael Contra Dance

Please join us for the last San Rafael dance of summer 2013.  Our caller will be the versatile  and fun-loving Kalia Kliban who calls joyful dances for both  Contra and English Dances.  She will be joined by our equally versatile and fun-loving musicians: Lee Ann Welch (fiddle) and Rebecca King (piano).

Admission: $10.00; $12.00 non-members; $7.00 young adults/financial hardship; $2.00 kids. 
 
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.

More info: www.nbcds.org

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.”  Beginners lesson at 7:30p.m.

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.

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) since 1992. www.nbcds.org

 

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  • Elaine

    I was late coming to the dance because it was Yom Kippur yesterday. It was great to see new dancers there. I am sorry if I missed greeting you but I know Dawn and our managers were welcoming. I hope you had a great time and we hope to see you again. Our two veteran contra musicians sure kept us hopping.

    September 15, 2013

    • Kimberlee

      Happy Yom Kippur Elaine. Glad you made it (no dance is complete without your warm, smiling face!). Yes, it was a great, fun dance. Looking fwd to the next one! :)

      September 15, 2013

  • Terry J.

    Looking forward to dancing again after many years!

    September 8, 2013

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