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Brooklyn Contra: December Birthday Dance – Friday, 12/6/13
Dec 6, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| 15/12 for students
Join Brooklyn Contra as we celebrate our 3rd birthday with a very special contra dance on Friday, December 6 at Camp Friendship in Park Slope, Brooklyn. To commemorate this occasion we will be serving up birthday cake at the break, which will be provided, but please feel free to bring a cake to share as well.
Dances this evening will be called by Gregory Frock and live music will be provided by Jaybird, the band who played at Brooklyn Contra’s very first dance!
Beginners are encouraged to attend the introductory lesson at 7:30pm, which is followed by dancing for everyone from 8:00 to 11:00pm.
General admission is $15 and student tickets are $12
Volunteers dance for FREE – if you’re interested in volunteering, please email us at email@example.com
Address and Transit Directions:
339 8th Street
b/t 5th and 6th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn
By Train: F/G Train to 7th Avenue or the R Train to 4th and 9th Street
By Bus: B63 Bus from the Atlantic Terminal to 5th Ave. and 7th Street
Please feel free to RSVP on the facebook event page
Also visit our webpage brooklyncontra.com for more information about contra dancing and other upcoming dances.
What is Contra Dancing?
If Swing Dancing and Square Dancing met in a bar, you’d get contra. Contra is danced to a variety of music normally old time or folk music performed by live bands. It is danced with a partner, although bringing a partner is not necessary. There is no fancy footwork involved, anyone can do it! All the dances are taught and the instructions (calls) are provided from the stage, by the Caller, through out the dance. As the dance goes on, the Caller provides fewer and fewer prompts until they drop out entirely; leaving you, your partner, and the others in your line to finish the dance, accompanied only by the exciting, pulse pounding music provided by that night’s band!