Contra Cruz 2019 – special extended contra dance!

Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz presents…

Contra Cruz 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Santa Cruz
(846 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Lesson for newcomers and returning dancers alike: 4:40-5:00

Admission donation: $16 general / $20 supporter / $10 student
All admission sales will be taken at the door (cash or check). No preregistration required!

Susan Petrick

calls to the music of

The Backwater Boys

Rodney Miller on fiddle
Chris Knepper on mandolin & fiddle
Charlie Hancock on accordion and piano


This dance will feature traditional dance role names (gents/ladies).
(“Traditional dance role names” does not indicate gender and anyone is welcome to dance either/both roles).

Parking is nearby in Riverfront Parking Garage ($5 max).

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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 4:40. Regular dancing begins at 5:00 (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).

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).