What we're about

https://youtu.be/h5ZVqTyAIDM

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)...

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 !

...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, 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

Upcoming events (3)

Tue Contra Dance with Atlanta Open Band, Deanna Palumbo & Monthly Potluck

Lutheran Church of the Messiah

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. *Dancers are needed to hone our talents - come on out & have some Tuesday fun! On 8/20/19, 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: https://youtu.be/tCOlS0vyCUI The Host & main caller will be Deanna Palumbo. All dances are taught; no special intro needed. 8/20 is a 3rd Tuesday dance... so, we will have a potluck at 7pm, with dancing 8pm-10:15pm! Admission is $5 for callers, dancers & band 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 http://www.contradance.org for more info. See you there ... !

English Country Dance, Caller Cis Hinkle; Band Triple Mynahs

Decatur Recreation Center

Cis Hinkle calling to the LIVE music of Triple Mynahs 1:30PM - 2:00PM Basics of English Country Dance Workshop (Newcomers and those interested in a refresher 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.

English Country Dance, Caller Maggie Cowan; Band 'Round Robbin

Decatur Recreation Center

Maggie Cowan calling to the LIVE music of 'Round Robbin 1:30PM - 2:00PM Basics of English Country Dance Workshop (Newcomers and those interested in a refresher 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.

Past events (376)

English Country Dance, Caller Seth Tepfer; Band 'Round Robbin

Decatur Recreation Center

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