This Sounds Like Fun
What Kind of Dance is This? What Do I Need to Know?
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Contra Dance and English Country Dance are communal style folk dances that are fun and easy to learn. No partner or experience is necessary. A caller leads the dancers though a series of moves, and the pattern repeats. If you can walk, you can dance.
Do I need to bring a partner?
No. Most people come without partners. Since it's a communal dance, most people change partners after each dance.
What if I've never done this before and have no idea what I'm doing?
You're in for a treat. You'll find a style of dance where it's more important to have fun than do it “right”, where people are friendly and welcoming and glad to help you.
A 30-minute workshop is held before the dance to introduce you to the basics. We dance simpler dances at the beginning of the evening, so coming early is the easiest way to learn!
Welcome to St Louis Contra Dancing
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - No Dances tonight! Go watch fireworks! But do come to the Family Dance and Callers Choice Dance next week (July 11, 2015)
Sunday, July 5, 2015 7pm Contra Dance $7 with the Boney Goat String Band, calling by Gail Hintze
Monday, July 6, 2015 7pm English Plain and Fancy Dance $5 with recorded music and multiple callers.
Note: the dance from 7-8:30 features easier, community-style dances. If you are new to English, or new to dancing, this is for you! Experienced dancers are encouraged to come to help the newer dancers, then stay for some more complex dances after 8:30pm.
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30-7:30pm Family Dance $7/person, or $5 if accompanied by a child; $3 per child up to a maximum of $16 per family. Live music from Ragged Robin.
Bring yourself and your children or grandchildren. We'll call simple, fun dances anyone can do, to live music. If you feel up to it, stay for the Callers Choice at no extra charge.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 8pm Callers Choice Dance $7 (no extra charge if you paid for the Family Dance) with Ragged Robin and multiple callers
Sunday, July 12, 2015 7pm Contra Dance $7 with the Scraphounds, calling by Dale Wilson
Location of our Regular Dances:
the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO
- Take I-44 to Elm Ave (Exit 280).
- Go North on Elm for a little less than a mile.
- Turn Right on Lockwood (Stoplight) and go 1 block to Maple.
- Turn Right on Maple (Hardware Store) and go 1 block.
- The Monday Club is on your right, at the corner of Cedar and Maple.