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Contra dance is a kind of social dance with live music where a caller teaches the figures. You don't need to come with a partner, and while there is a short lesson before each of our dances it's optional. Most people learn contra dancing by doing it.

It looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beOFeIIk4KY

You should wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in. High heels don't work well. We'll have water but if you'd like to save cups bringing a water bottle is good.

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BIDA Techno Contra Dance

Needs a location

mask and booster required

Come join us for an exciting night of contra dancing to techno contra music by Kingfisher, Saturday August 27th, at Arts at the Armory.

this will be a fun special event with lights and exciting music in an air conditioned hall!

Caller: Liz Nelson
Music: Kingfisher
Dance 7:30-10:30pm

**Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing! Or y'know, if you'd like a refresher, or to help other folks remember after a 2 year hiatus, or settle back in to the dance hall vibe gradually 🙂

BIDA needs new volunteers! many of our pre-covid regular volunteers are no longer able to help out. If you are interested in being more involved with making BIDA the dance we all love, please reach out to us.

Ok, here's the ✨Pandemic Special ✨ details.
We'll be requiring:

  • Full vaccination, including a booster if you're eligible for one. We'll check cards at the door, so bring your card or a picture of it.
  • Well-fitting high filtration masks. masks. We will offer complimentary masks if you don't have one. more info here https://blog.bidadance.org/2022/05/requiring-high-filtration-masks.html?m=1
  • Email addresses, so we can notify attendees if someone who was at the dance later informs us that they've tested positive.

$5-20 sliding scale, as you're able. Bring someone new to Contra to the intro session and you both get passes for free admission to a future dance! Share the love.

See you there!

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BIDA Contra Dance

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