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Many of our "Favorite Things" and group activities have been put "On Hold" because of the Coronavirus epidemic -to prevent increased risk to the friends and communities that we all care about. This includes canceling Contra Dances in Atlanta, and around the country.

Our last Atlanta contra-dance in Atlanta was March-06th (until the Covid-19 situation is controlled).

We value out supportive community of friends, and hope that people DO focus on health, and necessary safety measures to ensure that everybody remains well both physically and spiritually.
While we cannot hold dances, and need to stay isolated to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, we also hope that you STILL take time to check-in with each other by phone/email/text to stay connected with many of the friends we've gotten to know so well... many of whom have become an extended family. While "social distancing" has become the catch-phrase of 2020, our physical distance does not reduce the level of friendship or caring that Contra Dance communities are known for in cities across the country.

Indeed, the sense of caring and friendships may need to rely on each other for "social strength, and close friendships" even when at a distance...

So: Call your dance-friends... Re-connect with neighbors... Check-in with those extended relatives that you may not have talked with since last year... Let people know you were thinking about them, and see of there is a way you can help. Just your un-expected phone call and a cheerful voice can brighten somebody's day. While working from home, take an extra three minutes to ask how people are doing and ask if you can help beyond the work routine.

Stay safe... Stay healthy... Help each other where you can... We hope to see you enjoying music & dance again, when the Coronavirus concerns have passed.

https://youtu.be/h5ZVqTyAIDM

There are (usually) over 100 people Contra Dancing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9EGS4iiOg) in Atlanta every FRIDAY Night !!

We've got:
Live music *** different band each week
Friendly people *** all ages and backgrounds
Lots of Fun, and only $10... *** just $5 for students

Here are some YouTube videos that show Atlanta area dances:

with Elftones (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmUEhoVJByY), Dancing-Tigers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5W_l56GCWM), New-Years (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5rmOMelWWA), Great Lizards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKBiqJcySks), Enthusiasts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9EGS4iiOg)...

https://youtu.be/d7awZHIQkP8?t=5

...and even Atlanta dance leaders/callers sharing the fun with other cities:

Washington (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcYOIXIMfJQ), St. Louis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lDeAnmOAPA) (Rollin' & Tumblin'), Asheville (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsmZdWdCq5g) (Summer Soiree), Flagstaff (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B10BV1SSDVs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuPbte5knOY

Drive over and see what we're talking about, or visit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d26WpO14un4) ContraDance.org (http://www.ContraDance.org) for more details.

Who will you meet at the Contra dances?
ALL kinds of people... We have teachers, lawyers, landscapers, professors, real estate pros,
college students, computer programmers, home school groups, free spirits, deep thinkers,
and in general, "regular folks" ... plenty of friendly people having fun dancing each Friday.

So, if YOU want to skip the hype & hassle of the bars, with less cost than concerts or even a movie
... meet plenty of "real" people, learn to dance and have more fun than 80% of Atlanta, then
drive over to the Contra Dance on Fridays... and you'll be smiling for hours!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ydsg4VV178&feature=youtu.be&t=36

Hope to see you there again soon !

...and remember to get there at 7:30pm for the warm-up lesson. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jIr2UWFg4)

https://youtu.be/DilTFu8ihAI?t=305

BONUS: A few times per year, we even have 3-day dance weekends, with multiple bands and over 200 people...

https://youtu.be/WR3MxMKWdwE?t=20

Music for Contra Dance weekends can include anything from Celtic and Rock to trance electronica below:

https://youtu.be/6ycFsaZ3338?list=PLO5On9DnkU2f0H3oTCyNryeI4ev9xp0jw&t=52

...so, (when Covid-19 is over) you can have fun with music & dancing every Friday, and then join us for big, three-day, weekend parties with almost non-stop fun, top-notch tunes and plenty of dance moves!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3AUfwZdXdg&list=PLO5On9DnkU2f0H3oTCyNryeI4ev9xp0jw&index=2&t=9

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