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San Rafael Contra Dance with Maivish

Maivish is a magical duo from Canada.  Never heard of them?  In their other incarnation they are are two of the featured musicians in Crowfoot.  Jaige Trudell (fiddle,cell0) and Adam Broome (guitar, amandolin) are among Quebec's best and brightest musical stars.  It is our good fortune that they are stopping in Northern California after their amazing performance at Harvest Moon in Santa Barbara.  You will not want to miss this one. 

Contra Dance in Terra Linda--Come early for a free Contra dance lesson

Exit Hiway 101 at the Frietas Parkway Exit (near Northgate).  From Redwood Blvd (on the east side of the freeway), take a right onto Professional Center Prkway. Go up, up up and take a right onto Channing Way.

All levels of dancers will enjoy Contra dancing to "Maivish" a Canadian/American band including members of "Crowfoot," a very popular band that tours around the country. Contra dance music features fantastic fiddle tunes, driving Celtic rhythms, Cajun and sometimes dashes of Latin, Eastern-European and swing.  The caller for the evening, Mary Wesley, hails from Massachusettes. 

Contra dances are fun, easy to learn, and are always accompanied by live music. Before each dance, the caller teaches the dance and continues to prompt dancers after the band starts. Because the pattern of moves is repeated often, you learn quickly. Very little footwork is required—if you can walk you can do Contra dancing. 

BEGINNERS are welcome—gather at 6:45pm to meet other new dancers at an orientation. Then at 7pm, take a free half-hour lesson to learn the basic moves before the dance officially begins at 7:30pm. Wear low, smooth-soled shoes, and loose, comfortable clothes. Come alone or with a partner—our dances are friendly and inclusive, and you’ll probably end up dancing (at least briefly) with most of the people in the hall. For more info:

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  • Elaine

    This was a great dance for newcomers. Our caller,Mary Wesley, really took care of them. As expected the music was wonderful

    October 18, 2013

  • Elaine

    I heard this duo in Santa Barbara. They are amazing musicians.

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn, I wish it wasn't on a Thursday night

    October 14, 2013

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