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Contra Dance To GREAT LIVE MUSIC at the IAHC
What is Contra Dancing? Fun! Exciting. Swirling. Walking. A "Caller" will lead the dancers by calling each movement throughout the dance as the dancers progressively swirl down one end of the dance floor to the other end. ALL AGES can do it. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. You DO NOT NEED TO BRING A PARTNER. CAN COME ALONE. Super Nice Folks. Experienced Dancers will help you. You will start dancing on the first song. Great exercise. Only $7-$10 (sliding scale), seniors & students $5, for hours of dancing to really great live music - banjos, fiddles and more. Be sure to bring a bottle of water, though there is water available and a pair of smooth soled shoes to glide through the dances and protect the wooden dance floor. COME AT 6:30 FOR DANCE LESSONS. Music and Dancing start at 7pm till 9:30pm with a 15 minute break. The dancing is continuous - once one is finished, the next one starts! ** THIS IS A NON HOSTED EVENT ** - this Contra Dance happens every Monday, with some exceptions, throughout the year. Always double check schedule at . There will be Always be someone at the Check-in table to Welcome You! Feel Free to inform them that you came via Meet Up and/or this is your first Contra Dance and they will be happy to show you where to go and what to do. Free Parking in the Lot. Come on out and dance your cares away. It's a BLAST!

Irish American Heritage Center

4626 N Knox Ave · Chicago, IL

What we're about

Meet with local dancers of all shapes, sizes, spots and stripes to discuss and practice social dance.

Chicago has an incredible number of great places to go dance, so let's get together and have a great time dancing. Whether you just want to learn how to dance social dances like Salsa, Swing, Tango or Samba! , or just want to move those hips and gyrate in your own, sexy way, this Meetup is for you.

Do you find yourself sometimes stuck at home bored or alone when you would rather be out doing something fun?

Expand your social circle. If you'd like to go out, have fun, meet new people, and make new friends thru a non-threatening and fun environment, then you have come to the right place.

Dancing is for everyone from beginners to more experienced dancers.

We go to different dance events around town. Whether you like lindy, swing, salsa, cha-cha, etc, there is a dance event for you.

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