California Twirl Gender-free Contra Dance

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Silverlake Independent JCC

1110 Bates Ave · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

The parking lot can be a little hard to spot, look for "California Twirl" signs.

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Join us at California Twirl, the first monthly gender-free Contra dance in Los Angeles!

Fabulous calling by Jacqui Grennan, with music by Jeff Spero & Kira Ott with Dan Vilter running sound.

Beginner Lesson 7:30
Dancing 8 - 10:30

Bring your friends!

Sliding scale admission — no one turned away. Suggested ~$12

*** I've never danced Contra before!
That's totally fine! Contra is an easy to learn partner dance and very forgiving—make sure you come to the lesson at 7:30 and you'll be good to go. If you can walk, you can Contra.

*** What does "gender-free" mean?
It means you can dance with all of your friends! We provide a lesson and calling that are gender neutral, making it easy to try either role. Everyone is encouraged to dance with anyone they choose, in any role, regardless of their gender.

*** Why start this dance when there are already Contra dances in LA?
We're taking a traditional dance and making it modern and accessible to everyone.

*** I can't make this one when's the next dance?
We have dances every month on the 2nd Friday. You can always check our website for the most recent information

*** I love this. How can I help?
Come to our dances, and invite your friends!
Email [masked] to volunteer!