Music, Other, Dance

Santa Cruz contra dance

Live Oak Grange
Fri Nov 23 7pm - 10pm Ages: family friendly
Battle Mountain String BandChris JongMathew HarmonMike Lewenski

About Santa Cruz contra dance

Dance to the music of Battle Mountain String Band (Mike Lewenski, Chris Jong, and Mathew Harmon)! Caller is Claire Takemori. This dance will feature gender-neutral dance roles.

Everyone is welcome! Bringing a partner is not required, and prior dancing experience is not necessary. Contra dance is a traditional New England style of folk dancing, in which each dance is taught and prompted by a caller. During each dance, partners “progress” up or down the hall, eventually dancing with everyone else in the line. Dances are high-energy, playful, social and set to live music. New dancers are encouraged to attend the free lesson at 6:40, before the regular dance at 7:00. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes, and comfortable loose-fitting light-weight clothing (twirly skirts are great fun too!).

Suggested admission donation is $12 regular, $20 for supporters, $8 for full-time students w ID card. Cash, check, or Paypal only.


Contra Dancing and Why We Contra Dance.

video:Contra Dancing and Why We Contra Dance.

Perpetual e-Motion - Dance Flurry 2011 - "Flying Tent" (HD version)

video:Perpetual e-Motion - Dance Flurry 2011 -