All Soles Contra & Square Dance
All Soles Contra Dance at First UU
Intergenerational, beginner-friendly, welcoming contra dance. No partner needed! New dancers are welcome!
Cost: $8 ($4 for age 12-25). All money goes to pay musicians and callers.
Please bring your own refillable water bottle, and dress in lightweight, loose clothing. ‘Potluck’ snack table, free
childcare, and warm, welcoming dancers. Children who are able to join in the dancing are welcome.
Dances are from 8:00 to 10:30. If you’re new to contra, come at 7:30 for a brief introductory group session. All dances are walked-through and cued by the caller. No experience needed, you will be warmly welcomed into our dance community.
2019 All Soles Contra & Square Dance Schedule
During fall, winter and spring we dance (mostly) on the second Friday evening of each month. In summer months we dance one Saturday evening of each month. Potlucks occur occasionally.
Saturday, November 30th Rocky Fork String Band Kate Power
Friday, December 13th Jeanie & the Dreamers Gaye Fifer
Friday, January 10th Firefly Trace Andy Shewmon
Saturday, February 8th Changeling Margaret Goodman
Friday, March 13th The Pegheads Joe Burdock & Sean Fen
Friday, March 20th Countercurrent Alex Deis-Lauby
Friday, April 10th Trillium Kim Thompson
Friday, May 8th Jeanie & the Dreamers Stephanie Schlie
Saturday, June 20th Wild Ones Jan Phillips
Saturday, July 25th Animusiacs TBD
Saturday, August 22nd The Pegheads Open mic
All Soles Contra & Square Dances are sponsored by First Unitarian Universalist Church, and attract from between 40 to 90 dancers of varying experience and skill levels — new dancers are ALWAYS welcomed. Contras and squares are highly social and connecting forms of early American folk dance in which partners change frequently (no need to bring a partner), no special dress is required (but wear lightweight clothing since things will heat up!). Please wear clean, non-marking shoes to protect the wooden dance floor. Almost all ages can learn. It is said about this type of dancing that by the end of the evening, you will have danced with everyone in the room!
More information about contra dance:
If you’d like to know more about contra dance, follow this wonderful http://www.thecommonspace.org/2002/06/games.php
NPR did a GREAT story: “Youth Flock to Contra Dancing“
Central Ohio Dance Calendar : don’t miss any local contra dance events!
Questions: Call Jan Phillips at 614.886.2166 or email Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org