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Contra dancing for beginners
From Folk Music Concerts & Contra Dances w/The Living Tradition Contra dance: no fancy footwork, just walking figures to lively music - and lots of laughter. We are beginner-friendly and also have a free lesson at 7:10 pm. No partner needed! We change partners every dance, and boy-girl doesn't matter; so come alone, with a group, or with a partner. Dress for a little exercise & wear comfy shoes. We offer free cold lemonade (and usually a dessert or snack). For more about contra dancing and our dances, visit If you can walk; you can contra dance. If you hear the live band and see the fun, you cannot resist! Dancing begins at 7:30 and ends at 10:30. Prices: $10 for non-members; $8 for members, seniors, Anaheim residents, & students. Kids under 18 are free with a paid adult. For more info’ contact Jocelyn Vilter at [masked] or [masked]. Find witty descriptions of contra dancing at Here's a video of our jam and contra dance:

Downtown Anaheim Community Center

250 E. Center Street · Anaheim, CA

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Most of our events will support non-profit organizations, whether historic or arts-related.

Join us for seasonal festivals, home tours,author write-ins & critique sessions, knitting & handwork tutorials, calligraphy & millinery workshops, etiquette instruction, singing & acting classes, theme dance, and of course, afternoon tea.

Our long term goal is to have a brick & mortar home space where musicians, artists, artisans, and fans can share their talents and interests. We will be holding a number of quirky fundraisers to help get us home!

For tea-specific activities & trips, see our Tea Travellers group:
For get-together that focus on cultural traditions with a bit of spice, visit our Siren Life group:

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