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Redding Community CONTRA Dance is Saturday!
What is Contra? Contra dance is the American cousin to Scottish and English Country set dances. It's easy, very social and very fun. Imagine a dance from a Jane Austen movie, add some American energy, throw in some casual clothes, a few extra smiles, and you’ve got a Contra dance! Beginners are very welcome. If you are new or are bringing someone who is, please arrive by 7 pm to participate in the orientation class. Called dancing starts at 7:30 pm. Come give it a try! Each dance is taught and then called. It’s easy dancing, set to live music, and uses walking steps. By the end of the night you’ll have danced with everyone in the room. This is the Third Contra Dance this year, with live music by Curvy Road and dances called by Lenore Frigo! Let's meet up for some active socializing and learn how to Contra Dance or get better at Contra Dancing. This is so much fun, you won't want to miss out on it. There is family fun for everyone. If you can walk you can Contra Dance! Bring your friends and family Saturday the 21st of April and let's all have a fun dry time. Call Greg at[masked] for questions or more details. There is a cover charge of $8.00 for adults and $4 for students under 18 at the door. (This will help cover the cost of renting the hall, balance will be covered by the Redding International Folk Dancers.) Bring $10 to tip the band! Come give it a try! Each dance is taught and then called. It’s easy dancing, set to live music, and uses walking steps. By the end of the night you’ll have danced with almost everyone in the room. Unless you are resting no one will be sitting during the night! Bring a snack or dessert to share if you like. To hot or cold for outdoor activities? Not wanting to sit in a cold movie theater eating popcorn and drinking sodas? Well, may I make a suggestion? Contra! It is an easy to follow group progressive dance with only a walking step directed by a caller! Meet with your friends and make brand new friends while getting a good 2 to 3 hours of exercise and listening to live music. Not sure if it is for you? Check it out and see. Your only investment is that of the cost of an $8 movie without all the popcorn and soda and very little sitting, if any at all! RSVP now and you will not be disappointed. Want to contribute to the cause? Bring a bottle of water or two for you and maybe a healthy snack to share. Maybe a few dollars to donate to the volunteer band to keep change from your ten dollar bill from being lost in the wash. Don't want to leave the kids with a babysitter? If they can walk they can dance too! Only $4.00 for your young dependents under 12 or full time students under 18. That is less than $2.00 an hour in lieu of a sitter. Check it out and live out of your normal comfort zone for the night. Guaranteed to be fun! 7-10 pm this Saturday at the IOOF/Rebekah Lodge 1 mile east of Deschutes Road in Palo Cedro. That is only a ten minute drive from downtown Redding. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. (drinking/bottled water will be available for $1) Come on your own, or as a couple or with family or friends. Beginners are very welcome. No experience necessary. If new to Contra or to warm up, please arrive by 7 pm to participate in the orientation class. Called dancing starts at 7:30 pm. Each dance is taught and then called. It’s easy dancing, set to live music, and uses walking steps. If you can walk you can Contra! NO PARTNER NEEDED! (Even though it is considered a gender neutral partner dance) It is recommended that you not be shy by asking another person to be your partner for each dance. Come on out and join in the fun. You will not regret it, guaranteed! Take Hwy 44 East towards Lassen Park. Turn LEFT onto Silverbridge Road, one mile past the Deschutes Road exit. Turn right at the first road, Silverlode Lane. First driveway on the right. Your GPS might tell you to turn the wrong way off 44! Turn LEFT, NORTH! Everyone is welcome! If you like, you can bring finger foods or deserts for the refreshment tables or any non-alcoholic beverage with some throw-away cups to share. MARK YOUR CALENDARS for this Saturday NOW! Check out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reddingcontradance/ Blog located at http://reddingfolkdance.blogspot.com/ See video below for an example of Contra dancing: https://youtu.be/CrBzE6-sXmw https://youtu.be/KevQxr-saFw There is family fun for everyone. If you can walk you can Contra Dance! Everyone welcome! Remember, if you like, you can bring appetizers, finger foods, salty snacks or deserts for the refreshment tables or any non-alcoholic beverage with some throw-away cups to share. BYOB of water or buy there for a buck. MARK YOUR CALENDAR - BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.

Palo Cedro IOOF/Rebekah Hall

22551 Silverlode Lane, Palo Cedro (Corner of Hwy 44E and Silverbridge Rd) · Palo Cedro, CA

$8.00

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Hello Fellow Ballroom Dancers!!

Ever wanted to dance at a reception, or formal dance? Or been out with friends and wanted to swing around the dance floor together but just weren't quite sure how to do the steps? Have you wanted to increase your workout routine with some dance fitness moves? If so, this is the group to join.

We are a group of dancers sharing about dancing in our area. Whether beginning, intermediate, advanced or professional, we invite you to join us. We are already into our seventh year. Welcome New Members! We want to spread the message of dance opportunities to other people, family and friends in our community who may not have realized how close, available and affordable dance and dance fitness lessons are. Search our pages for listings of classes and dances in our area, and for local dance studio's and clubs' websites and other informational pages about dancing in the Northstate.

Most classes run for about a month. Classes are usually progressive, are offered in many different dance styles, and on several different dance levels. Be sure to check the Lessons pages for details for each particular Studio/Instructor.

New Member Information is on the About pages.

Be sure to check the Calendar pages for specific times for Dance Meetups/Classes.

Look for local Dances/Events on the Dances pages. Let us know if you have anything to post that is happening near your area.

Look for flyers, schedules, steplists, playlists and other files that can be uploaded/downloaded for members' uses on the Files pages.

Check out the new photo posts on the Photos pages. Tag (Label/ID yourself or your friends if you spot them.) They are all FUN pictures.

We want to thank our sponsors and others who have helped, for their support.

We look forward to a FUN, entertaining and educational year! :)

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