TasContra

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Blazing music by Moonshine Whiskers and the Ragged Pony, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each Month (Feb-Dec, except Easter)

7:30-9:30pm (beginner’s/refresher workshop 7:30-7:45)

Wesley Hall
58 Melville St, Hobart
(Upstairs—use side door)

Dance callers Sarah Lewis, Fiona Henwood and David Wanless (and if you’d like to try, ask us)

Fun, exercise and a great night out, making new friends, to the music of one of Australia’s finest contra bands.

Non-dancers welcome to listen. Treat your ears!

Tickets at the door: $10 / $8 (student special).
Second night free. Half price anytime you bring someone new.

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome. Dress and attitude: casual.

Extra info:
Contra dancing is non-competitive, moderately aerobic and highly addictive. It’s a lively, social, swingy dance style from the USA, which has exploded in popularity in recent decades. This rapidly developing tradition is popular with all ages, including a vibrant university scene. Done to simple walking steps, it features flowing movements, lots of swings and twirls, a chance to dance with everyone and the opportunity for improvisation, including using your moves from Swing, Cajun, Tango and other dance styles.

Come along and find out why they say that contra dancers are
“Traditional, progressive and frequently improper.”

See also What is Contra Dance?

Here are some videos, although the best way to find out what contra dancing is, is to try it!

FOLK FEDERATION OF TASMANIA INC
www.folktas.org/tascontra
folkdancetas@gmail.com
03 6273 2127
Facebook: dancefolktasmania

If you’re not smiling, you’re not dancing!

 

Dates for 2017 and 2018:

2017: Nov 6th & 20th, Dec 4th & 18th

2018: Feb 5th & 17th, Mar 5th & 19th, Apr 16th (not on 2nd as that is Easter), May 7th & 21st, Jun 4th & 18th, Jul 2nd & 16th, Aug 6th & 20th, Sep 3rd & 17th, Oct 1st & 15th, Nov 5th & 19th, Dec 3rd & 17th

See the events list to the right of this page for the nearest forthcoming dances.