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Contra Dancing, Yes dancing, not walking or hiking!

Hey hikers, instead of hiking let's go dancing. Contra dancing is a workout so be prepared for an energetic and fun evening.

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, good laughs and great live blue grass music. 

Hope to see you there! 


 

 

 

 

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  • Cathy H

    Hey thanks to everyone who showed up! I'm glad to know you thought it was fun and hope you come back again soon. 2nd and 4th Saturdays at Coloma Community Cntr (Sacramento) - and 3rd in Newcastle Portuguese Hall. www.sactocds.org for the schedule, and outlaying dances. Don't forget the New Year's dance! So much fun!! See you soon...

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Cathy H

    Hey, I'll be there at 7:30 too, so please say hi when you get there!

    1 · November 30, 2013

    • Martin

      Thank you Cathy for your introduction and instruction and help. this was my first time ever Contra dancing. I'll definitely do it again.

      1 · December 7, 2013

  • Martin

    It was my first time. Knowing this, the experienced people were most helpful and I learned a lot, without feeling ah so foolish, had a great time. It was as much work out as climbing the training hill. Thank you all.

    December 7, 2013

  • Jeanette M

    It was great fun, I'll definitely do again!
    Thanks for hosting Cathy H!

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Martin

    Haven't seen such a fun loving cheerful group of people for a while. It was great fun.

    December 1, 2013

  • Susan

    okaaaay. first timer here!

    November 27, 2013

    • Jeanette M

      Susan- message me with your phone number if you want to carpool tonight.

      November 30, 2013

  • Jeanette M

    Sounds like fun :-) I'm a 1st timer also!

    November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Contra Dancing is Soooo much fun. I used to go about 8-10 years ago and loved it. I'm looking forward to going again. I live in Roseville near Hwy 65 if anyone wants to carpool. I can drive.

    November 27, 2013

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