Contra Dance at the Guinda Grange Hall

Please save the date for a Contra Dance in Guinda on Saturday October 20th, sponsored by the Western Yolo Grange. The dance will be in the historic Guinda Grange Hall, well known for its wonderful wooden dance floor. Caller Erik Hoffman, music by Dan Engle and Mike Drayton. Proceeds from the dance will support much needed restoration of the Hall.

What is Contra Dancing? Contra Dancing is a form of American folk dance popular in the 1800s, in which the dancers form a set of two parallel lines which run the length of the hall. It is similar to square dancing, but not limited to 4 partners in a set. Each dance is taught by the caller before it is danced, and is prompted as needed during the dance. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to come with a partner as dancers are encouraged to dance with many different partners throughout the evening. The dances have a relaxed, family-like atmosphere and are FUN! Dress is informal, and comfortable shoes are recommended. The live music consists of traditional jigs, reels, and hornpipes from the Scots-Irish tradition, with fiddle often as the lead instrument. Admission is charged to pay for the caller, musicians, and to help fund hall restoration.

Lessons start at 6:30pm. Dance starts at 7:00pm.

Location: Guinda Grange Hall, 16787 Forest Ave, Guinda 95637
Date: Saturday October 20th, 2012
Time: Lesson 6:30 pm, Dance 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cost: $10 Adult, $25 Family, $5 High school student, Children 13 and under accompanying family members are free
Refreshments will be available (donations appreciated)

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