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CONTRASHOCK! at Brooklyn Contra
Sep 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $20
TWO DAYS OF DANCING AND LIVE MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY
Friday, Sept 30 and Saturday, Oct 1, 2016
The Mean Lids and Barefoot with callers Will Mentor and Gaye Fifer
New York and Brooklyn, NY – On Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) and Brooklyn Contra present Contrashock!, two days of contra dancing and live, high-energy music with two of the most in-demand contra dance bands, The Mean Lids and Barefoot, and two nationally renowned callers, Will Mentor and Gaye Fifer.
Contra dancing is enjoying a renaissance around the country, thanks to a thriving youth scene, lively music and joyful, fast-paced dancing. A social dance form that is open and accessible to all, Contra dancing is a great way to meet interesting people. To the instructions from a Dance Caller, dancers move down long lines and through patterns, dancing with their current partner and also with everyone they meet. While rooted in older folk traditions, modern Contra dancing is a far cry from the Virginia Reels done in schools years ago. ALL ARE WELCOME. For dancers, no previous experience required, and no partner necessary. Callers teaches the patterns of each dance, making contra dancing fun and easy for all.
Friday, Sept 30 with The Mean Lids and Will Mentor
7:30 pm Contra Dance Lesson
8-11 pm Contra Dance for All
339 8th St.
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(Easy to reach via F, R, G trains. Be sure to check http://www.mta.info for service updates)
To protect the hall floors, please bring clean, soft-soled shoes.
There is also dancing all day SATURDAY in Manhattan! More information at contrashock.org
Tickets are $20 per dance or $55 for all three dances in the weekend pass. Tickets and passes are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569745 and at the door.