Sep 28 2019


Presented by FOOTMAD at YWCA Birmingham

The Yellow Dandies are a Birmingham Band: Keystone Hill and Ben Hood combine old-time string band music with the weirdness of Zappa, the heart of Hartford, and the idiotic fury of The Pogues. [Keystone Hill: Mandolin, Vocals] [Ben Hood: Guitar, Vocals] [Ryan Brown: Bass] [Aerin DeRussy: Fiddle]
Rachel Bergin is a caller from Nashville, TN.

Contra Dancing

Contra is traditional New England folk dancing. Americans have enjoyed contra dances since Revolutionary times. They combined ideas from French and English country dancing with their own way of having fun and came up with contra dancing. It’s a social dance akin to square dancing that has retained its simple, open, community-oriented spirit.

Contra dancing is great exercise and great fun enjoyed by people of all ages and lifestyles. 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.

Admission Info

$10 for adults, $8 for college students, $5 for those 13-18, and free for those 12 and under.

Pay at the door.

Phone: 205-999-4574

Dates & Times

2019/09/28 - 2019/09/28

Additional time info:

Beginners should arrive at 7pm for a brief lesson.  Music and dance is from 7:30-10:30pm

Location Info

YWCA Birmingham

309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203