August 29 Truckee Contra Dance

A special 5th-Saturday contra dance co-sponsored by the Sacramento Country Dance Society, the Sierra Contra Dance Society (Reno), and Foothill Country Dancers, with help from folks in Truckee. The caller is Foothill favorite Joyce Miller, and the music will come from the Newcastle house band, Star Thistle.

  • August 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Headlining are caller Joyce Miller and Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, keyboard, Lonna Whipple, fiddle, and David Wright, fiddle and mandolin).
  • Donation: $12 for adults
  • Location: Truckee Community Art Center, 10046 Church St, Truckee

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:00PM, perfect for people who have not contra danced before, or who could use some refresher. Experienced dancers are invited to partner with newcomers during the orientation and early dances to help integrate them into the community.

No partners are needed, so come by yourself or with friends or with family. Potluck snacks are available at the break, and we encourage you to bring something to share. These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

Some people will be staying in the area and may be hiking on Sunday. Please contact Barbara Gebhart at or 916-761-3021 for info about camping.