Claire Takemori calls to Battle Mountain String Band: Mike Lewinski (fiddle), Matthew Harmon (guitar), and Chris Jong (banjo).
*** Summer Solstice Ice Cream Social Potluck *** Bring ice cream, an ice cream alternative, a topping and/or a nutritious snack to share at the break if you can.
This dance will feature gender-neutral roles (larks/ravens). Learn more.
About Our Contra Dances
Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted (except for the waltz and hambo).
Beginner’s Workshop: dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner’s lesson at 6:30. Regular dancing begins at 7:00 (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).
Admission: Suggested admission donation is $12 regular, $20 for supporters, $8 for full-time students w/student ID card. Cash or check only.
Wear: Comfortable, non-marking shoes to protect your feet and our floors – a separate pair of dance shoes works best. You’ll be more comfortable in loose-fitting light-weight clothing.
Overflow parking: Harbor Lights Church — 2008 17th Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Please note that many dancers are very sensitive to fragrances and body odor and that our dances are fragrance-free events (read more).