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Contra Dance Party with caller Carl Levine and music by Chimney Swift
Contra dancing is a great way to have fun, meet new people, burn a few calories and let loose all the stress of the week! It is also the best activity for improving brain function (research-based). Contra Dance is a festive American folk dance which requires no prior dance training or experience—if you can walk, you can Contra Dance. Traditional Contra Dancing is done with "Ladies and Gents" but at Gender Role-Free Dances we dance whichever role we like and with whomever we like! Our monthly dances are open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, dance experience and number of left feet. The terms we use are Larks and Ravens for Gents and Ladies. If you this is your first time trying contra dance, come to the Beginners' Workshop which begins about 6:30 pm. Admission: $15. If it's your first time at our dance or if you bring a friend, you will get a $5 discount coupon for your next dance. Students, $12 with student ID. Our caller: Carl Levine The band: Chimney Swift Join us after the dance for socializing at the Good Stuff Diner around the corner on W 14th St. btwn 6th and 7th Avenues. site: http://www.villagecontra.org or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/villagecontra/

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

208 W 13th St · New York

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NYC's only Gender Role-Free Contra Dance. Contra Dance is a traditional American folk dance which requires no prior dance training or experience—if you can walk, you can Contra Dance.

Traditional Contra Dancing is done with "Ladies and Gents" but at Gender Role-Free Dances we dance whichever role we like and with whomever we like. Live music and live calling. Lesson for beginners.

This series has been running for 16 years and is now back in its original venue at the newly renovated LGBT Community Center on west 13th street. Beautiful floor, wonderful acoustics, and some of the best callers and bands contra has to offer. Come and join us for a fun night out. Meet new people, get great exercise, and have a blast!

Website: www.villagecontra.org; Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/villagecontra/

Our monthly dances are open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, dance experience or number of left feet.

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