What is Contra Dancing?
How to dance the Hambo - very detailed instructions
How to dance the Schottische - detailed instructions
How to dance the Polka - detailed instructions
If you live in or near the Pioneer
Valley of Western Massachusetts, one of the best places for Contra dancing
is the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, Mass.
You'll find a dance there every Friday & Saturday night from 8:00-11:30.|
No experience is necessary, and you don't need to bring a partner. Admission is currently $8-10.00 per person.
You can also try the Munson Library in Amherst, Mass. You'll find a Contradance there on the second, fourth and fifth (in the months were there is one) Saturdays from 8:30-11:30 (Now with some easier dances starting at 8:00.)
Click on one of the links to the left to learn something about
Contra dancing and other couple dances that
may be played, including the waltz, schottische, hambo and polka.
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