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Contra Dance with The Great Bear Trio! Tavi Merrill calling

The Great Bear Trio is one of the hottest and most influential dance bands in the country and they are coming to Tucson!  Don't miss this one!  Their website is www.greatbeartrio.com  We will stay up late and dance until 11pm!

http://youtu.be/mM5vNzFxxBs

Contra dancing is fun and fast-paced. It’s easy to learn and you don’t need to bring a partner (unless you want to, of course). We are a friendly and diverse community that enjoys dancing, live music and a good time. Come join us for an evening and discover Contra dancing.

Introductory lesson at 6:30, music begins at 7pm.

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID, $5 gets you a membership button (show your button and get $1 off general admission ) Cash or check at the door.  You do not have to pay for parking in the church parking lot; ignore the signs about paying.

For more information visit tftm.org


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  • Lisa A.

    Fabulous band and great turnout for this dance. I haven't seen so many people on the dance floor since last hear's techno contra. Hoping more will come to there gulag dances, but it was great to see so many people at a local contra dance.

    1 · September 7, 2014

    • Rob

      It's weird but I like it, maybe we could rent some snow machines and have people only dressed in dirty rags . . .

      2 · September 7, 2014

    • Lisa A.

      I like the idea of snow machines!

      1 · September 7, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Wow from me, too! What a fabulous dance. I'm still grinning this morning. Amazing band - great group of dancers, fun dances - what a blast! Can't wait for the next dance - hope I see everyone there.

    September 7, 2014

  • Jessica C.

    WOW I can't say enough good things about this dance!! The music was amazing, the calling was fabulous, and the dancers were stunning. Everyone really seemed to get into the music and have a blast! I know I did!! Thanks guys!!!

    September 7, 2014

  • Lisa A.

    We are so lucky to have this nationally known band coming to town for one of our regular dances! I have gone to dance weekends in other states just to dance to them, so I am very excited they will be coming to Tucson. I am also hoping others may want to arrange carpools to Phoenix the night before to dance to Great Bear Trio in Phoenix

    August 8, 2014

    • Lisa A.

      I won't be able to make it up to Phoenix that early, so will see everyone at the dance. I am thinking I may drive up and stay with a friend that night rather than driving back.

      August 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The unofficial Friday pre-dance dinner plan is Pita Jungle (1850 W. Southern Ave. Mesa) at 5:00ish.

      September 4, 2014

  • Warren

    Masters of creativity, Andrew, Noah, and Kim VanNorstrand anoint the airwaves with a wild group of tunes, masterfully played on piano, fiddle, and many other less familiar instruments, such as slide-didgeridoo, djembe, and bouzouki. Excitement peaks with marvelous, surprise changes in tempo, key, and dynamics. The first listen blew me away...Subsequent listens drive me into a state of exponential amazement. The Great Bear Trio knows how to celebrate life!
    -Gerri

    August 16, 2014

  • Warren

    I put the video up on the announcement and found another one here...
    http://youtu.be/j9pbdVoKRrk?t=1m

    August 12, 2014

  • Donna

    Great video, Carolyn, thanks! I can't wait to dance to their innovations!

    August 12, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Here's a great video of the Great Bear Trio playing a Contra Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5vNzFxxBs

    August 12, 2014

  • Donna

    I cannot wait to dance to this dynamic band again! Such modern innovation and talent. Hope to see all of you there.

    August 8, 2014

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