Truckee contra dance June 29th

Please join us for a hot time in the cool mountains at this special dance held jointly with the contra dance communities in the Foothills and Reno. Some people will be staying in the area and may be hiking on Sunday. Please contact Barbara Gebhart at or 916-761-3021 for information about camping.

Talent: Kelsey Hartman calling to the music of Star Thistle
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Special Time: 7:30–10:30 pm, with newcomer’s orientation at 7:15 pm
Special Location: Community Arts Center, 10046 Church Street, Truckee, CA
(note that the location has moved from the Veterans Building listed on the flier)

Cost: $12 per person (cash or check)


Kelsey is a “contraholic,” who can often be found dancing or calling a contra dance. When calling, she considers herself a conduit between the dancers and the band, helping to channel the joy of the music through flowing, interesting dances. Star Thistle plays contra dances featuring Celtic, old-time, and other music. The band is Lonna Whipple (fiddle), David Wright (fiddle and mandolin), Clark Smith (guitar), and Del Eckels (percussion).

A newcomer’s orientation is offered at 7:15 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

Upcoming events:
July 7: English country dance
July 13: contra dance
July 21: English country dance

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