Contra dance is a community “barn dance” where everyone socializes and dances with everyone else. It is easy to learn and easy to dance. Each choreographed dance of the evening (there can be as many as twelve) is taught right before the dance begins, and is prompted once the music starts. With calls like “swing your partner” and “dos-i-do,” contra is similar to square dancing, but it is not “square.” Instead, it is danced in long lines where you and your partner eventually dance with all the other couples in the line.
Beginner instructional session in Spanish, 7 – 7:30 p.m. Beginner instructional session in English, 7:30 – 8 p.m. Dance will go from 8 until approx. 10:30 p.m. Tumakat Studio (blue building, north side of street) C. 51 #475-A x 52 y 54 Centro. Suggested donation, $50 – $100 pesos.
Proceeds help support Tumakat dance company and establish a live music/caller fund. Please bring clean, soft soled shoes with low heels to change into for dancing. Or dance barefoot or in socks.We have to protect Tumakat’s beautiful wood floors.
Also, please bring your own bottle of water, or whatever you want to drink (no alcohol please). There will be a refreshment table made up of whatever snack contributions dancers bring.
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