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!
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7
band: Roger Netherton
caller: Jim Hemphill
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7
band: Root Diggers
caller: Kathy Coffman
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7pm Learn to dance English at the Plain & Fancy Dance $5
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7pm Callers Choice Dance $7
band: Ragged Robin (Billy Boyer, Martha Edwards and friends)
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7
band. Roadkill Ramblers
caller Ted Steele
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...
Sunday May 14, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7
band: Folk School
caller: Valerie Young
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7pm Calling Party at Bob and Martha's Read more...
Friday, May 19, 2017 7pm English Country Dance $10 (ask about discounts)
band: Tu'Penny Players
caller: Ladies' Night Out with Missy Reisenleiter and Karen Jackson
Saturday May 20, 2017 at 7pm Contra Dance $7
band: Patt & Possum(Charley Walden)
caller: Mac McKeever
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7pm Waltz Party (Free lesson in the Basics 6-6:50pm) $10
band: The Halcyon Light Orchestra
workshop leader: Bob Green and/or Lauren Peckman
Location of our Regular Dances
the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO
Directions to our regular dances at 37 S Maple 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.