Halloween Contra Dance

The Crabapples and Jean Gorrindo are fresh off a tour of the mid-Atlantic states, where they played for several contra dances and enjoyed the traditional music of the other side of the United States. Come listen and dance!

Tricks and Treats!
Prizes for the most boo-tiful costumes,
So wig out and mask up!
All skeletons dance out of the closet
to the tunes of the rhythm rattling
Crabapples at the Halloween dance
Saturday, October 31st.

Jean Gorrindo & The Crabapples

Jean Gorrindo & The Crabapples

A community potluck precedes the dance, starting at 6:30PM. Bring a dish to share and serving utensils. You may also bring your own table setting to save on disposables.

Though this is a fifth Saturday dance, it is not specifically a zesty contra, so dancers of all skill levels are welcome. There will be a workshop, most dances will be walked through, as usual, and only a few dances will be advanced.

Contra Dance (Fifth Saturday Halloween Dance)

  • Headlining is Jean Gibson-Gorrindo, calling to the music of The Crabapples (Norm Cotton, Marta Lynch, Bob Silberstein and Teresa Fife).
  • October 31, 2015 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  • Special pricing: $12 for adults; $10 for college students with ID; $5 for dancers under 18; $30 maximum for families

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.

June 13 family dance, potluck, and second Saturday contra dance

This Saturday we have a full evening of dance events. A family dance at 5:30 welcomes children to the dance floor with fun, energetic and simple dances. Everyone is welcome to dance. At 7:00 we’ll sit down for a potluck dinner. Please bring enough food for twice the number of people you bring. We aren’t organizing the potluck, but keep in mind there is only so much chips and salsa you can eat. Bring serving utensils, your own plate and eating utensils if you wish, and labels with contents are always appreciated. At 7:30 those wanting the newcomer’s orientation will head to the dance floor. And at 8:00, our regular contra dance. Talib Huff will call both dances, while Claudia’s Kitchen plays for the family dance and BLAM! for the regular contra dance.

Family Dance

June 13, 2015 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Caller Talib Huff with band Claudia’s Kitchen

Donation: $25 maximum for families, $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for high school students with ID (your donation for the family dance also covers the regular contra dance)

Potluck Dinner

June 13, 2015 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Second Saturday Contra Dance

June 13, 2015 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Headlining are caller Talib Huff and BLAM! (Bob Silberstein, Elizabeth Todd and Marta Lynch).

Donation: $10 for adults; $8 for college students with ID; $5 for high school students with ID; $25 maximum for families

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.

Location: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St, Sacramento, CA 95819

These events are accessible to people with disabilities.

Talib Huff: http://www.sactocds.org/wp/contra-dance/talent/talib-huff/

Claudia’s Kitchen: https://claudiaskitchenband.shutterfly.com

BLAM!: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLAM-A-Contra-Dance-Band/407527389395407

More information?

Echo Summit Dance Camp, September 18-20 at Camp Sacramento, is now open for registration at http://www.sactocds.org/wp/special-events/echo-summit-dance-camp-2015/.