Contra dancing is a taught progressive folk dance, always to live music in the styles of Irish, old-time, swing, gypsy, and newly composed music. Although ballroom, salsa and swing are often competitive dance forms, contra dancing is about community, making friends and dancing to diverse music. You don’t even need to bring a partner – part of the tradition is switching partners each time. A caller teaches each dance, so no lessons are needed; just show up and have fun!
Coming for the first time? Show up at 7:30 p.m. to learn a few basic steps before the dance starts.