Community Contra Dance

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Friday October 16, 2015 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Monthly on the third Friday, until December 30, 2015

Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm. Students are half price and kids 12 and under are free.



Shwadevee, from Southwest Florida will provide the music for this WSLR Community Contra Dance. The band's three members: Debra Zanders on fiddle, Rich Blasich on Dulcimer, Mandolin, Tenor Banjo and Dwight Sullivan on Rhythm Guitar, share almost 90 years of experience in Contra Dance music. That's a lot of Jigs, Reels, and Waltzes!



Contra dancing is social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time. They then repeat the same figures with another couple, and so on.

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