Rochester Contra Dancing

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contra.jpgA Thanksgiving contra dance

Covenant United Methodist Church
1124 Culver Road, Rochester NY, 14609 [Directions]
Hours 1
Thursdays: 8:00PM to 11:00PM
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Country Dancers of Rochester sponsors Rochester Contra Dancing and English Country Dancing dance events at [WWW]various locations around Rochester.

The weekly Thursday night [wikipedia]contra dance is held at Covenant United Methodist Church, corner of Culver Road and Parsells from 8:00 to 11:00PM, with occasional dances at other places. Admission is $8 ($7 for members), ages 17 and under free.

Dances are participatory New England Contras and Traditional Squares. All dancing is with live music. Beginners are always welcome — there's a short "Contra 101" lesson at 7:30 pm. Dances are taught, with more teaching at the beginning of the evening. You do not need to come with a partner. Please wear soft-soled, low-heel shoes for your comfort and for the good of the hall.

Country Dancers of Rochester, the sponsoring organization, also puts on a Thanksgiving Dance weekend the Friday night after Thanksgiving and all day the following Saturday, with contra and square dancing, English country, swing dancing, and more.


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2008-10-08 18:50:48   Contra dancing is a blast and the folks involved are so welcoming- no need to feel nervous if you don't know what you're doing. We hosted a dance at RIT first-year orientation and the students who attended loved it. —ShawnaLusk