Please note that the new time, 7-10 pm, starts with this contra dance.
“I love contra dance for the fun endorphins, and aerobic exercise that I want to do. And there’s no angst about having a partner because everyone switches partners with every dance.”
Big Day of Giving, May 2
Registration is now open for Echo Summit Dance Camp on September 13-15, 2019. Come to Camp Sacramento, high in the Sierra, for a weekend of great contra dancing and music with your friends old and new!
Talent: Talib Huff calling to the music of StringFire
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 7:00–10:00 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 6:30 pm
Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA
Cost: $12 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $25 maximum for families (cash or check)
Talib Huff has been calling dances for over 20 years. He currently calls primarily in the Sacramento region and has led dances for local groups, schools wedding, festivals and dance communities. StringFire’s infectious spirit of musical fun infiltrates the hearts and feet of musicians and dancers alike. The combination of classical training, tune writing, and superb improvisational skills creates an out-of-the-ordinary groove you won’t want to miss! The band’s dynamic, wide-ranging repertoire is driven by Patti Cobb’s bluesy piano and Erik Ievins’ vibrant bass and sonorous, sparkling cello. The fiery, intricate work of Caroline McCaskey’s fiddle completes StringFire’s signature sound.
A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 6:30 pm, 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.
For more information, and lost and found, contact Laura Leonelli, 916-549-7093, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21: English country dance, Camp Pollock
April 27: potluck & anniversary contra dance
May 5: Winters contra dance