Contra dance is a traditional New England style of folk dancing, in which each dance is taught and prompted by a caller. Dances are high-energy, creative, playful, social and set to live music. During each dance, partners “progress” up or down the hall, eventually dancing with everyone else in the line. No dancing experience is necessary. Bringing a partner is NOT required.
New dancers are encouraged to attend the free lesson 20 minutes before the regular dance. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes, comfortable loose-fitting light-weight clothing (twirly skirts are great fun too!)
1900 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA