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.

    More men than women last night which doesn't happen often. But I got to dance every dance. Lot of fun!!

    July 14, 2013

  • Florrie

    Sorry that I am not going to make it. Went on a hike earlier and too tied. Next time!!

    July 13, 2013

  • jeanmarie

    Will not be able to make it this time....have fun!

    July 9, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    You know I really want to go, but I will be in a half marathon in Davis! Have fun and I will catch you at the next one.

    2 · July 7, 2013

    • Jenn C.

      I'm thinking about doing that one - carpool?

      July 8, 2013

  • Jimmy

    Lil Thanks for posting this dance. It should be great fun and high energy dancing.

    July 7, 2013

  • Stacy

    i actually won't be able to make it, i have a wedding to attend...

    July 6, 2013

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