FOOTMAD invites you to have the time of your life! Come Contra with us. Beginners are always welcome. Our next dance is Saturday, September 28th and we will be dancing to the music of the YELLOW DANDIES with calling by Rachel Bergin.
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.
$10 for adults, $8 for college students, $5 for those 13-18, and free for those 12 and under.
Pay at the door.
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