Contra Dance, Peterborough

Deb 00 @deb00

Peterborough Town Hall - Peterborough, NH
One Grove Street

Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 11:30 PM - 3:00 AM

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This is an announcement only...there will be no hosts for this event. Attend at your leisure......... ------------------------------------------------------------ Beginners Workshop: 7:30 pm and Dance 8 – 11 pm Price: $10.00, $7.00 Students and Senior Citizens Web site: Monadnock Folklore Society (http://www.monadnockfolk.org/?page_id=30) , FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/peterboroughcontra) Band: Callers and bands represent diverse choices from New England's finest For more information: Steve Zakon-Anderson 413-369-4369 Even though we know no one, we are all kindred spirits on the dance floor ! A short welcoming session starts at 7:30, where we walk through the various figures common to the dances of the evening; most forms are easy walking steps. No complicated dance steps to memorize! No need to bring a partner! A smoke and alcohol free environment! All dances are called! Wear comfortable clothing, bring clean-soled comfy shoes (to keep the floor clean), bring a water bottle for thirst, and most importantly, a big smile! Traditional New England contra dancing, featuring live music and loads of fun in a family-friendly atmosphere. This form of dance grew from Irish, Scottish, English, French-Canadian and other community dances, and most forms are easy walking steps. Short History of Contra Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vVoiFT9c) Contra Dance FAQS (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dancefaq.htm) First Contra Dance (http://www.chicagobarndance.org/your-first-contra-dance/) Contra Dancing for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jIr2UWFg4) Contra Dance - An Introductory Session (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14nxFdcaKWA) A Contra Line (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs9MEhTP6Y) Tips for New Dancers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laEJ1cmSH9Y) Come Dance with Us (newcomers) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE0yBCDvaiQA%20Contra%20Line) Dance shoes When you're new to contra you usually dance in whatever shoes you came in, but soon you start to notice that lots of people bring shoes to change into. Why is that? What's the advantage of dance shoes? Choosing Contra Dance Shoes (http://www.jefftk.com/p/choosing-contra-dance-shoes) Sample Dance Wear Solutions (https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/default.aspx) EVENT SCHEDULE: Contra Dance in New England The Dance Gypsy Cancellation Listings - see lower right (http://www.thedancegypsy.com/) Contra Dance Events New Hampshire (http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_NH.html) Contra Dance Events New England (http://www.contradancelinks.com/newengland.html) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AS A CONDITION OF ATTENDING THIS MEETUP, YOU AGREE to hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer and his heirs, and all members and participants of this Meetup group from any and all claims for injury, illness, death, and/or property damage including those caused by negligence, ignorance, inexperience and other reasons. You also agree to assume all mental, physical, financial, and/or other risk associated with this meetup. All meetup activities pose inherent risks and dangers. Participation in these activities is voluntary and dependent upon your own personal judgment. This meetup is only open to anyone over 18 years old, unless accompanied by a responsible adult.