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    Contra Dance

    Presented by at YWCA Birmingham

    July 22, 2017


    Contra Dance

    We primarily do three types of dancing at FOOTMAD dances - contra dancing, square dancing and waltzes. If you find yourself patting your foot or moving to good music, can walk and listen then you can do all of our dances. Of course you can improve your skills as you gain experience but nothing prevents even rank beginners from dancing and having a good time. We do not require special clothes or skill levels at our dances. Our more experienced dancers will gladly help you with all of our dances and we love to have beginning dancers attend. Contra dancing is great exercise and great fun enjoyed by people of all ages and life-styles. It shares some elements with square dancing such as "swing your partner" and "do-si-do," but the couples form long lines rather than squares. It involves mixing with the other dancers as each couple does a set of other figures, called by a caller, with another couple before progressing to a new couple and repeating the routine. Since the routine always repeats in contra dancing the role of the caller tends to diminish as the dance progresses. ALWAYS LIVE MUSIC - ALL ARE WELCOME.

    YWCA Birmingham

    309 23rd Street North
    Birmingham, AL 35203

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    Admission Info:

    $10 for those over 18 years old
    $8 for college students
    $4 for children aged 13-18
    free for children 12 and under
    Newcomers receive a coupon to attend their next dance for free!

    Phone: 205-979-3237

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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