What we’re about
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 Contra Dance & Family Dance with Open Band!Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square, Cambridge, MA
Come join us for a wonderful day of contra dancing and community!
We will be having a family dance before the evening dance - the perfect opportunity for all ages fun. Our family dances focus on dancing that is accessible and fun for children to join, but are open to everyone - even if you don't have children, come and have fun in a lighthearted atmosphere.
We'll have a potluck after the family dance, followed by our regular all levels evening contra dance.
Both the family and evening dances will be accompanied by an open band, so if you play an instrument come join in!
Sunday Dec 3rd, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.
Caller: Sue Rosen
Music: Open Band led by Debby Knight
Family Dance: 5:30
Evening Dance: 7:30-10:30pm
BIDA needs new volunteers! If you are interested in being more involved with making BIDA the dance we all love, please reach out to us.
The evening dance is a $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.
This dance is mask optional, vaccination not required. We are alternating between mask required and optional dances this fall. For more, read our blog post: https://blog.bidadance.org/2023/06/some-mask-optional-dances.html
Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop.
Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). The big parking lot has been known to tow.
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See you there!