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Valentine's Contra Dance in Alexandria

Where: Saint Stephen's and Saint Agnes School

What: Alexandria Contra Dance

When: Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 pm

Never been contra dancing? Here are some videos:

For a video that covers the basics, step by step:

Contra Dancing is easy pick up even if you are not a natural dancer. They will start with a beginners' lesson and the first couple of dances will be simple ones to help you get the hang of it.

Where: St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Lower School Campus, Daniel Gym

400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, Virginia

This is very easy to get to located right off King Street in Alexandria.
From Shirley Highway (I-395), take Exit 5, King Street east.
At fifth traffic light, bear left onto Braddock Road.
At second traffic light, turn left onto Fontaine Street. Pull into entrance for school. Parking is on left. Gym is towards the right side.

Cost: $12 per person


7:00 – 7:30 - Beginners' lesson
7:30 – 8:45 - First half dancing
8:45 – 9:10 - Break time is couples dancing to CDs of blues, swing, waltz. Please bring something to eat and share with your fellow dancers during the break.
9:10 – 10:30 Second half dancing


The school has a strict policy of not allowing shoes that mark the floor to be worn. Soft soled leather shoes for men and flats/low heeled shoes for women - non marking.

Please come dance, eat, and have fun.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic and fun

    February 9, 2014

  • Jennifer

    This looks very fun. It will be my first time meeting with this group. I am looking forward to it. I hope all will be open to newbies.

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jen you did great as did all the beginners.

      February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Special thanks to Jen and Jen, Diane, Andy and Amale for coming out and dancing. We'll do it again soon! Thank you for your support!

    February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    everyone please bring some chocolate! Thanks!

    February 6, 2014

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