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Tue Contra Dance with Atlanta Open Band, Deanna Palumbo & Monthly Potluck
1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday contra dances are held at 'Messiah Lutheran' in Decatur, GA, 8pm-10:15pm. 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! 3rd Tuesdays feature a monthly potluck at 7pm, dancing 8pm-10:15pm. On 10/16/18, the core band will be the Atlanta Open Band (Bob Kirkman, Leader). Here's a clip of the "AOB" playing at a Friday night dance in Clarkston: The Host & main caller will be Deanna Palumbo. All dances are taught; no special intro needed. 10/16 is a 3rd Tuesday dance... so, we will have a potluck at 7pm, with dancing 8pm-10:15pm! Admission is $5 for band, callers, dancers & sit-ins! 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 for more info. See you there ... !

Lutheran Church of the Messiah

465 Clairemont · Decatur, GA

What we're about

There are over 100 people Contra Dancing ( 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 (, Dancing-Tigers (, New-Years (, Great Lizards (, Enthusiasts (

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

Washington (, St. Louis ( (Rollin' & Tumblin'), Asheville ( (Summer Soiree), Flagstaff (

Drive over and see what we're talking about, or visit ( ( 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. (

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:, 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!

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