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Upcoming Dance Opportunities and Events...

Location June - September : Lancaster County Central Park Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd. Lancaster, PA 17602

Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m. New Dancers lesson: 6:15 p.m.

June 18, 2022 Caller: Abigail Hobart Band: The Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals), Barb Schmid (fiddle, vocals), and Henry Koretzky (guitar, mandolin, guitar).

July 16, 2022 Caller: Caroline Barnes Band: BASS: Bill Quern (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, melodeon), Adlai Waksman (keyboard), Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Sarah Gowan (guitar and concertina)

Aug 20, 2022 Caller: Hilton Baxter Band: The Gooseberries: Mathew Burke (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), Richard Dodson (banjo)

Sept 17, 2022 Caller: TBA Band: TBA

Location October - December: St. John's Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603


COVID Precautions: * We will require well-fitting surgical or n95 type masks that covers the nose and mouth to be worn while dancing at our June 18th dance and this policy will be reviewed for the following dances. Please bring your own water and snacks.

All ages are welcome! Bring the whole family, or come on your own! No partner or prior dance experience necessary!


Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. Other tips and information can be found here: https://www.tcdance.org/contra-tips.php

Admission

Cost is sliding scale $12-20 cash only

Children 13 or younger dance FREE

*Please bring cash we can not accept check or credit cards at this time.

Dance lessons! A New Dancers practice lesson is included in admission and takes place at 6:15 before each dance. If you can count to 4 and walk, you can do this dance!

Contra Dance is a social dance with roots in English country dancing. We dance to live music that has influences from bluegrass to old-time Appalachian and from Irish to French Canadian and swing.


See Contra Dancing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxmSElVZcMc from Swingin' Tern dance Hanover, NJ July 17, 2021