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There are 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)...


...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)


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!!


Hope to see you there !

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


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


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


...so, 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!


Upcoming events (3)

Contra Dance with Over the Moon & Seth Tepfer

Decatur Recreation Center

Come dancing on Friday 4/26/19 with the band, Over the Moon and caller, Seth Tepfer. The band lineup includes: Dave Marcus (concertina), Robbin Marcus (piano), Robin Behn [from Waxwing] (flute, whistle), with guest Géraud Barralon (acoustic bass), for a combination of rhythm/acoustics/energy to keep you and many friends moving on to the music. Here's Seth Tepfer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUzBHwGrbY Come early at 7:30 PM for the free warm-up lesson and have fun with a group of casual, friendly people at the Decatur Recreation Center, on the East side of Atlanta. No partner or experience needed - every dance is taught. Just $10 / $5 students w/ ID, via cash, check or cc/Venmo will get you in the door, so this has to be one of the best entertainment bargains in town! Visit http://www.contradance.org for more info. See you there ... !

Tue Contra Dance with Peavine Creek & Deanna Palumbo

Lutheran Church of the Messiah

1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday contra dances are held at "Messiah Lutheran" in Decatur, GA. Each Tuesday dance has a core band and is open-calling & open-band. Come experience a mid-week, smaller dance & more casual atmosphere... with snacks! Tue. 4/30/19, the core band is Peavine Creek (Leslie Caldwell (fiddle), Albert Smith (fiddle), John Anderson (banjo, harmonica), Peter Jenkins (guitar), Pat Powers (bass)). The Host & main caller is Deanna Palumbo. All dances are taught; no special intro needed. Admission is $5 for sit-in band, callers & dancers. Messiah Lutheran is on the corner of Erie and Clairemont. Parking lot is accessible off Erie. Park behind the church and enter through the metal door that says, "Office". Visit http://www.contradance.org for more info. See you there ... !

English Country Dance, Caller Cis Hinkle

Decatur Recreation Center

Cis Hinkle calling to the LIVE music of Brasstown Folk School Band (Margie McDonald (fiddle), Bill Porter (flute), Gretchen Wurth (piano)) 1:30PM - 2:00PM Basics of English Country Dance Workshop (Newcomers and those interested in a refresher are should attend this session) 2:00PM - 5:00 PM ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE (with a break for refreshments) Admission: $9.00 No experience or dance partner necessary! Please come and invite your friends. Bring Rubber-soled shoes. About English Country Dancing (ECD): ECD is considered to be the precursor to American contra and square dancing and has similar moves. It's a form of couple dancing that has earliest documented instances in the mid-16th century and is notably featured in the life and works of Jane Austen. ECD is commonly danced to classical music, and is done in short sets or long lines up and down the hall. Couples may progress along the lines, dancing with other couples as they go.

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Contra Dance with Driving Wheels & Cis Hinkle

Decatur Recreation Center

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