Jan 23 Contra Dance (Fourth Saturday)

  • Woody Lane calling to the music of Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, Lonna Whipple & Barry Angell)
  • January 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families

Woody Lane (caller) and Star Thistle (Cheryl McKinney, Barry Angell, Lonna Whipple)

Woody Lane is from Roseburg in southwestern Oregon. He’s been calling for more than 25 years. He says, “I love to call dances. Leading folks through patterns across the floor, synthesizing my voice with the dances and the lilting music — I am honored and proud to be the leader for such an evening.” Star Thistle plays contra-dances and Celtic, old-time, and other music. Star Thistle is Cheryl McKinney (keyboard), Barry Angell (mandolin and guitar), and Lonna Whipple (fiddle).

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:30PM, 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.

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