Contra Dance November 26

Our New Year’s Eve Dance will be December 31, 8:00PM to midnight. Save the date!

Talent: Mark Goodwin calling to the music of Kathrine Gardner and Will Wheeler
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 (fourth Saturday)
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)

Mark Goodman, Katherine Gardner, Will Wheeler

Mark Goodwin began calling contra dance in Chico in 2001 and has called for local regional dances, including Nevada City and Newcastle. His aim is to call programs that bring everyone along for the ride, with dances that are memorable, have intuitive transitions, and weave familiar and interesting elements into a variety of dancer interactions.

Kathrine Gardner has been a dedicated dance fiddler since the mid 80’s, and has played in many great Bay Area bands. Many have fallen in love with her ethereal yet driving fiddle playing. Will Wheeler from the Bay Area band the wiNgNuts, plays powerful, diverse guitar and driving foot percussion.

September 26 Contra Dance (Fourth Saturday)

Lynn Ackerson will be calling to the music of a newly assembled band, the The Swingin’ Chicken (Lee Anne Welch, Dave Courchaine, Kathrine Gardner and Topher Gayle). All are from our nearby neighbor Bay Area cities. If you went to Echo Summit Dance Camp, you will be suffering from contra withdrawal right about now, and this is the way to cure it.

Swingin' Chicken

Swingin’ Chicken

Contra Dance (Fourth Saturday)

  • Headlining are caller Lynn Ackerson with Swingin’ Chickens.
  • September 26, 2015 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

Lynn Ackerson

Lynn Ackerson

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.