5/14 Saturday 7:30 – 10:00 pm at the First Congregational UCC Church, 309 N Garfield (behind Pocatello High School).
Admission is $6.00 per person (suggested donation).
Expert caller Mike Cottle from Salt Lake City will teach and call the dances, with live music provided by David Combs and friends.
Contra dancing, an American dance tradition which evolved in New England and Appalachia from English and French country dancing, is great fun, wonderful exercise, and a tremendous way to make new friends while hearing toe-tapping tunes from the Celtic lands, Northern Europe, New England, Canada, and the Appalachian mountains.
New dancers are always welcome! Make sure you arrive before 7:30 so you can attend the brief but very important beginners session.
This is the last regularly scheduled dance until the fall.
Sponsored in part by the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
More information about contra dancing below.
Contra dancing is a very fun and simple dance style with roots in English country dancing. All dances and moves are taught, and the caller continues to call the dance as long as necessary (so there’s nothing to memorize).
This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment. You’re welcome to come alone, or bring a partner; in contra dancing, it’s common to change partners after each dance. Soft-soled shoes and comfortable, light-weight clothes (layers) are recommended; this is great exercise as well as being incredibly fun, and you get warmed up pretty fast! Treats to share during the break are always appreciated.
Children who enjoy dancing and can follow the spoken directions are welcome to come; smaller ones are too, if they are under the close supervision of a guardian (small ones running around the dance floor can be dangerous to themselves and to the dancers).
Contact Kristi Austin at (208) 523-3847 or ude.usinull@sirktsua for more information.