Contra Dance

Hi Dancers,

There will be a contra dance at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs. Beginners are welcome, but should attend the beginner lessons at 7:00 PM. The dance starts at 7:30 PM. Reid Miller calling, with music by ONeils Fancy.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance has existed in some form since 1985, so the number of dancers that will be at a dance will be far more than who RSVPed through this meetup.

Please read the welcome message on the home page for more details.

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  • Reid

    Contra dance was great social and recreational activity, especially owing to the warm welcome given newcomers by long-timers. An all around 'YES!'

    June 27, 2013

    • Adele B.

      Glad we got to talk some and hope to see you again. You are a good fit for our group.

      June 29, 2013

  • Meryl R.

    Oh, man. Intense! My hubby said the first hour was "excruciating" because he likes to learn all the pieces before he puts it into practice. But everyone was so helpful - nudging us where we needed to go next, and after an hour something clicked for him and it started to be fun. Yay! I enjoyed it too. We got swinged out and left earl, but plan to return for the next one. Sore muscles the next day, so we're glad we went and glad we left when we did. We'll get those muscles loosened up!

    Hubby is 6'5" and at times he was partnered with a seven-year-old girl who didn't top four feet. It was GREAT! And some of the women who wore sashes and were being guys swung me around like none of the guys did.

    Fun, funky and well worth repeating.

    June 29, 2013

    • Adele B.

      The first time is always overwhelming but you will see the steps just repeat themselves in other dances. It really is great for all ages and more exercise then most people would think. Thanks for joining us.

      June 29, 2013

  • Georgianne P.

    Fun dance! Great energy and friendly folks. Contra Corners is always a challenge for me.

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Reid

      Looked like contra corners challenge was well met to this happy, humble dancer. :) Cheers!

      June 28, 2013

  • Rich B.

    Great Dance, Band and Caller.

    June 28, 2013

    • Reid

      Thanks, Rich. Marvelous dancers, too. :)

      June 28, 2013

  • Reid

    Hey, PPTD Friends. Hope to see you on the dance floor in Manitou Springs Thursday night. Please spread the word I'm bringing lots of fun dances, and looking forward to sharing them with you. The lesson will be quick and easy. Tell new-to-contra experience? partner? problem! So, come on up and have a go. Experienced dancers attend the session and show new folks the figures, too. The music will be outstanding and we'll learn by doing. I think you'll be glad you did. I'll be looking for you. :)

    June 26, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    95% certain I can make it to this event!

    June 26, 2013

  • Steve M.

    The previous, inaugural, Thursday night dance in Manitou was well attended and lots of fun! This next one should be better still. But we still need more male dancers!

    June 18, 2013

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