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Contra Dance in Newcastle, CA
The December Contra Dance in Newcastle is Saturday, December 15th. Dance the night away with our band Starthistle providing the live music. Caller will be Jean Gorrindo. Newcomers and less-experienced dancers are encouraged to attend the newcomer workshop at 7:30; the regular dancing starts at 8:00. Admission (which pays the hall rental, with the balance going to the musicians) is $10.00. [Under 18 is $5.00 and the Family maximum is $20.00] This dance is sponsored by Foothill Country Dancers. Visit our website for more information (

Newcastle Portuguese Hall

690 Taylor Road · Newcastle, CA

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This group is for anyone who wants to partake in the healthful, active, joyful fun of contra dancing. Contra dancing is an easy-to-learn community-type dance. The music is always live; you don't need to bring a partner; all the dances are taught and prompted by the caller. If you can walk, listen to music, and know your right hand from your left, you can contra dance! People contra dance all over the country (try Googling "contra dancing") and we are lucky enough to have our own contra dance once a month in Newcastle. It happens on the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 at the Newcastle Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Road. There's always a newcomer orientation at 7:30.

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