Contra Dancing, Yes dancing, not walking or hiking!

Hey hikers, instead of hiking let's go dancing. I've hosted this in the past and it's a lot of fun. I guarantee a great time, a challenge of a different workout. This Saturday dance is in Sacramento. 

Contra dancing is a form of traditional American set dance, done to live music, usually Celtic or traditional American reels and jigs. There is a caller, who first teaches the figures to be done in a particular dance and then calls the dance as the music is played. The dance usually lasts 8-9 minutes. The dances are done in longways sets of couples, in which a dancer and his/her partner do a short series of dance moves with each other and another couple, then moves along the set to a new couple and repeats the figures, and so on. The dance figures are simple and similar to traditional square dances (do-si-do, allemande and swing your partner). However, it is not square dancing. You don't need to bring a partner to come to the dance. The dance figures are taught at 7:30 pm with the dancing at 8-11.  If you're a beginner, please come to the 7:30 lesson.   Cost is $10. Wear comfortable shoes, loose clothing and bring water. Be ready for a workout!

 

NOTE:  I WILL BRING A LIST OF THOSE WHO RSVP YES BUT I MAY NOT SEE YOU SO PLEASE COME AND FIND ME SO I CAN CHECK YOU OFF MY LIST.  PURPOSE IS TO GET A COUNT.  THANKS!!!

 

 

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  • Lil D.

    Always a fun, high energy event for me. Love contra dancing.

    May 12, 2013

  • Barbara S

    LOTS of fun. Thanks, Lil, for posting this. This was my first time, and the experienced dancers were very patient and encouraging.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    Sorry, I'm so tired . Just got back from a downtown hike!

    May 11, 2013

  • Meg K.

    Out of town...next time for sure.

    May 9, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    Sacramento ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I'm going on the Art Walk 2nd Sat that day. Would like to try this dance in the future.

    May 5, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    Love contra - glad its in sacranento too!

    May 4, 2013

  • Barbara S

    Looking forward to this. I almost signed up for the last one you listed, but decided it was too far to drive.

    1 · May 4, 2013

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