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Contra dance is a great multi-generational activity, great for families, couples, solos, groups.
This is a fun event that is also great exercise.

Most important calls (or moves) can be learned in the half- hour lesson provided before the dance. (First few times, please come for the 6:30 lesson.) Every dance is taught before each dance, and the same pattern repeats up and down the contra line. Contra is one dance where on can interact with many dancers in one dance.

To see an example of what a contra dance looks like, please check out the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P83f5U7olU

This video shows a little bit of dancing with some instructions to help get started:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPmHoStII8

The Wichita–Derby Area Community Barn & Contra DANCE is sponsored by the Derby Barn Dance Club, a Not for Profit Organization. We are pleased to offer this activity to the community, with live traditional music and a contra dance caller.

For up to date information, http://www.wichitacontra.org

Dances are typically held the first Saturday of every month at Oaklawn Activity Center.

Oaklawn Activity Center
4904 S. Clifton, Wichita, KS
(South of Kwik-Shop on 47th Street South, just west of K-15)

ADMISSION:
Adults — $5 members of Derby Barn Dance, $7 non-members
Students with ID & Seniors (over 60) — $3 members of Derby Barn Dance, $5 non-members
Under 16 or just watching — Free

Upcoming events (5+)

Contra Dance, A Hip Retro Dance

Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria

Be sure to come for the lesson at 6:30, no previous experience required. Families, Groups, Solos, Couples Welcome. Ages 8 and up welcome (Younger children welcome with advance notice.) This is the regular dance for the Wichita-Derby Barn & Contra Dance. Our fun dance usually has 50-80 regular dancers who attend most dances, many of whom do not utilize Meetup.. Live band with dances taught and called by an experienced, professional contra caller. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/derbybarndance/ ADMISSION: Adults — $5 members, $7 non-members Students with ID & Seniors (over 60) — $3 members, $5 non-members Under 16 or just watching — Free MEMBERSHIPS: (one year) $15 Adult membership, free the night you join $10 Student & Senior (over 60) membership, free the night you join

Contra Dance, A Hip Retro Dance

Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria

Be sure to come for the lesson at 6:30, no previous experience required. Families, Groups, Solos, Couples Welcome. Ages 8 and up welcome (Younger children welcome with advance notice.) This is the regular dance for the Wichita-Derby Barn & Contra Dance. Our fun dance usually has 50-80 regular dancers who attend most dances, many of whom do not utilize Meetup.. Live band with dances taught and called by an experienced, professional contra caller. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/derbybarndance/ ADMISSION: Adults — $5 members, $7 non-members Students with ID & Seniors (over 60) — $3 members, $5 non-members Under 16 or just watching — Free MEMBERSHIPS: (one year) $15 Adult membership, free the night you join $10 Student & Senior (over 60) membership, free the night you join

Contra Dance, A Hip Retro Dance

Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria

Be sure to come for the lesson at 6:30, no previous experience required. Families, Groups, Solos, Couples Welcome. Ages 8 and up welcome (Younger children welcome with advance notice.) This is the regular dance for the Wichita-Derby Barn & Contra Dance. Our fun dance usually has 50-80 regular dancers who attend most dances, many of whom do not utilize Meetup.. Live band with dances taught and called by an experienced, professional contra caller. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/derbybarndance/ ADMISSION: Adults — $5 members, $7 non-members Students with ID & Seniors (over 60) — $3 members, $5 non-members Under 16 or just watching — Free MEMBERSHIPS: (one year) $15 Adult membership, free the night you join $10 Student & Senior (over 60) membership, free the night you join

Contra Dance, A Hip Retro Dance

Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria

Be sure to come for the lesson at 6:30, no previous experience required. Families, Groups, Solos, Couples Welcome. Ages 8 and up welcome (Younger children welcome with advance notice.) This is the regular dance for the Wichita-Derby Barn & Contra Dance. Our fun dance usually has 50-80 regular dancers who attend most dances, many of whom do not utilize Meetup.. Live band with dances taught and called by an experienced, professional contra caller. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/derbybarndance/ ADMISSION: Adults — $5 members, $7 non-members Students with ID & Seniors (over 60) — $3 members, $5 non-members Under 16 or just watching — Free MEMBERSHIPS: (one year) $15 Adult membership, free the night you join $10 Student & Senior (over 60) membership, free the night you join

Past events (27)

Contra Dance, A Hip Retro Dance

Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria

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