Contra Dancing, Yes dancing, not walking or hiking! Special Halloween Dance

Hey hikers, instead of hiking let's go dancing. Contra dancing is a workout so be prepared for an energetic and fun evening. THIS SATURDAY IS A SPECIAL HALLOWEEN DANCE.  WEARING A COSTUME IS ENCOURAGED.

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, and bring water. Be ready for a workout!

 

 

 

 

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  • Kim S

    I almost signed up then noticed it's clear in Coloma! Too far from Davis... Another time when it's closer in... :)
    thanks for doing this, Lil!

    October 22, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      Kim, the dance is in Sac, on T Street, at the "Coloma Comm'y Ctr." I made the same mistake at first glance. :)

      1 · October 26, 2013

    • Kim S

      Lisa, CRUM! I didn't get this reply in time. I would SO have gone! Next time...

      October 26, 2013

  • Cathy H

    You don't have to wear a costume, but if you have one, this is the time to put it on! I hope you try it. Think jungle if you're looking for me. ;o)

    October 26, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    Sorry. Ill skip tonight . Went on a 7 mile urban walk . Got hone and put slippers on - Ah- will settle for a quiet evening of PBS:).

    October 26, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    I'm planning to come b/c I've wanted to try contra for awhile now, but I somehow messed up my foot so not sure how much I'll be able to do. Looking fwd to checking it out and doing a little socializing!

    October 26, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    Since it's a halloween theme, what costumes are folks wearing? Is yours the swimsuit idea, Sheldon?! :)

    October 26, 2013

  • Rosemary T.

    Had hoped to get a ride there. Will not be attending.

    October 25, 2013

  • Kristin

    Hi all:) Was wondering where to buy tickets?

    October 24, 2013

    • Lil D.

      Buy at the door.

      October 25, 2013

  • Rosemary T.

    Good idea Sheldon...can't wait to see you in your skimpy bathing suit.

    October 23, 2013

  • Cathy H

    Coloma Community Center is not in Coloma CA. It's at 4623 T. Street, off Stockton Blvd. in Sacramento. Also, there will be a potluck at 6:30 before the dance for those interested. Or bring a snack for the break. Definitely bring water! Hope to see you there!

    October 22, 2013

  • Rosemary T.

    Have done contra dancing and danced till I was dizzy.

    Have been to Coloma Center, but would love to car pool from Fair Oaks. Anyone interested?

    P.S. Do we come in costume?

    October 22, 2013

    • Lil D.

      Yes, unless the outfit hinders your driving. There are bathrooms if you want to change there.

      October 22, 2013

  • Rosemary T.

    This is at the Coloma Community Center in Sacramento.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dang it! I wish I had known about this earlier. I already made plans for that evening.

    October 22, 2013

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