Hands Across Contra Dance
May 25 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm$5 – $15
Our new Hands Across contra series features gender-neutral calling, live music, and an evening of high-energy dancing! Calls are made using the terms “larks” and “ravens” rather than the traditional “gents” and “ladies,” and we encourage all dancers to choose whichever role or roles they prefer. Hands Across is also a great place to experiment if you’d like to learn a new role. We’ve changed the language, but we preserve the traditions that make contra such a fun and engaging dance form. You will still find fantastic live music, a welcoming community, and vibrant dancing to thrill experienced dancers and first-timers alike. There’s a beginner lesson before each event, and every dance is taught by the caller. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience needed!
We’ll have a free beginner lesson at 6:15, and dancing from 7:00-10:00. Admission is on a sliding scale of $5-$15 (cash or check only), and we suggest bring clean, non-marking shoes, comfortable clothing for movement, and a water bottle.