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El Segundo Contra Dance, 1st Saturday of month
Always check http://www.caldancecoop.org to confirm dance is happening today at this location & time! Plus you can find out the band & caller: They're the organizer of this dance: We're just posting it for community to RSVP & let each other know they're going! Typically there are about 60-80 people per dance night. Here are the details of the dance! 1st Saturdays! Contra Lesson: 7:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. BEGINNERS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED! Contra Dancing: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. REGULAR ADMISSION: Admission: ~ $12 Students with ID ~ $7 18 and under free! CDSS Members $1 off RECOMMENDED ATTIRE: Smooth-soled shoes, lightweight clothing and/or change of shirt - you might work up a sweat! Most women wear skirts, simply because they are fun to twirl! Wear whatever is comfortable though. Also check out http://www.contradancelinks.com for dances held nationally.

Masonic Hall

520 Mail Street · El Segundo, CA

What we're about

This group is for people who love to dance, listen to live music, get plenty of exercise, and make new friends! Typically we get about 60-80 people per dance night.

This is a great place for beginning dancers to explore new fun and experienced dancers new to Contra Dance (American Folk Music) and of course returning contra dancers. No experience necessary!

Basically, we dance to live music which can have a wide range of instruments depending on the band. Some of the typical instruments in our bands include a fiddle, guitar, banjo, flute, keyboard and mandolin. Other non-traditional instruments like the bombard, bagpipes and accordian are also played!

At the beginning of each dance night, there is a 30 minute lesson which covers all the basic steps that will be called throughout the evening. The caller for the evening does a 5 minute 'walk through' before each dance. Once you get the steps to the dance, the pattern just repeats itself. Easy!

By the way, it is perfectly ok to go to the dance by yourself. You do not need to bring a date, significant other, or even a dance partner to enjoy the evening. Many people come solo!

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE: Smooth-soled shoes, lightweight clothing and/or change of shirt - you might work up a sweat!

Let's Dance!

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