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Contra Dance – Community Dance

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 13, 2023

$5 – $12

Let the rhythms lift your feet and your spirits! Join us on first Fridays to dance, socialize, or just sit and listen to some of the best bands and callers in the region. No experience is necessary, all ages are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. The caller teaches all dances before they start. Live music at every dance.

7:30 PM – Free lesson, all encouraged to come early
8 – 11 PM – Contra dancing

We will follow the same sort of protocols that are in place at the Cincinnati and Columbus dances: proof of vaccination and quality masks are required to join us in the building.  More Details

What is contra dancing?  Taken from: caldancecoop.org/resources/what-is-contra-dancing/ which has more details and videos

Contra dance differs from Square dance in that Contra dance is done in lines rather than in a 4-couple square.   Many of the terms are the same in both Contra and Square dancing, so if you remember any of the terms from old school days or previous occasions you’re already halfway there.   Now and then, a Contra dance caller may even call a Square dance or two during the evening’s dance.

Footwork in Contra dancing is very simple.   Generally it’s just a walking step to the music.


February 3
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$5 – $12
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Michael Soloman Pavillion
2917 Berkley Street
Dayton, OH 45409 United States
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