Do you want to have fun dancing socially with a group of friendly people? This group is to raise awareness and invite folks to join Birmingham's local contra dancing group. Contra dancing has similar moves to square dancing and it is social dancing with a partner. It is really fun and great exercise.
Our group, Birmingham FOOTMAD (Friends Of Old Time Music And Dance), dances twice a month with a beginner lesson before each dance. You can check out http://www.footmadbirmingham.org/ for pictures and videos of contra dancing. No partner needed!
• What we'll do
Join us for a fun contra dance. A beginner lesson starts at 7pm with the dance actually starting at 7:30. No partner needed! Spread the word and bring a friend or two.
COST (at the door): $10 for adults, $8 for college students, $4 for those 13-18, and free for those 12 and under.
PARKING: A lighted parking lot with security cameras is beside the YWCA on 3rd Ave. N. There is also street parking.
The Sparklers play lilting dance tunes from Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and New England and the Southern US for your dancing pleasure. The band name reflects the shimmering sound of the hammered dulcimer played by Rob Angus, accompanied by Jim Cauthen on fiddle and Joyce Cauthen on guitar.
Janet began calling shortly after moving to Atlanta in 1990, and has been a mainstay there ever since. With smooth walk-throughs, infectious humor and a dash of southern charm she has delighted dancers throughout the Southeast and states beyond. Whether with zippy contras, rowdy squares, or quirky odd formations, she is always brewing up fun for every crowd.
• What to bring
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring a water bottle if you have one to stay hydrated (contra dancing is good exercise!)
• Important to know
Contra dancing is social dancing, but everyone dances with everyone. No partner needed as there will be plenty of folks at the dance. :-)