Contra Dance: Lynn Ackerson calls to tunes by Rodney Miller & Daniel Steinberg (6pm-9pm; beginners lesson at 5:30)
Hambo Workshop: Annie Bachar and Hugh Zike (3pm-5pm; $10).
Come learn the Hambo, which used to be the main after break dance at many Contra dances in the area. “The hambo is a traditional dance that originated in Sweden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a couple dance in 3. 4. time, danced to music played with a strong accent on the first beat and a tempo that varies from moderate to fast (100 to 120 beats per minute).” (Wikipedia)
This Contra dance will feature gendered role terms (gents/ladies). Everyone is welcome to dance either/both roles. 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 Contra Workshop: dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner’s Contra Dance lesson at 5:30. Regular Contra dancing begins at 6:00 (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).
Admission: Suggested admission donation for the Hambo workshop is $10
For the Contra dance, $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.
Please note that many dancers are very sensitive to fragrances and body odor and that our dances are fragrance-free events (read more).