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It is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) gaming day at my house again. Lots of tables not enough chairs. We all had a great time last time. There will be some snacks available, feel free to bring your own!
You may park in the drive until it is full then I will put a sign on the street to that affect and then the rest will have to park on the street around the corner on 50th Ave. Please drive slow in the driveway.
This will be a game day where we will be playing prototypes of game designs. I have several that I am working on. If you have something that you want playtested you are welcome to bring it. We will not be playing Terraforming Mars or anything that is published. I can provide pizza or whatever for lunch. I would like to have a Saturday game day at my place once a month of either being a playtest day or an epic game day.
• What to bring
Contra dancing is social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music.
Contra dancing developed from English country dancing and was brought to the American colonies by 18th century settlers. The Virginia Reel is an early example. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were avid contra dancers.
We dance to live music. The bands may include fiddles, flute, guitar, piano, and bass. Occasionally you can hear drums, saxophone, or trombone.
A caller leads a "walk through" before the music starts and then prompts the dancers while the music is playing. The dance moves are nothing fancy, just simple walking steps in time to the music. Here is how it goes:
The dancers usually start off in long lines across from your partner.
You do a series of moves with your partner and a neighboring couple, then move on to the next couple and repeat the moves.
By the end, you’ve danced with everyone in the line and have had a wonderful experience!
Dancers usually find new partners for each dance, so you can dance whether you came alone or as a couple.
Contra dancing has been popular in the Pacific Northwest since the 1970s. Since the 1970s, contra dancing has grown into a widespread American sub-culture.
Intro Lesson starts at 7:00 pm (recommended for beginners). The dance will run from 7:30 - 10:30 pm.
Bring a water bottle and wear light clothing and comfortable shoes.
More info at http://tacomacontradance.org/
YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6-0Fs8wBSk