New Paltz Contra Dance


Date: 4th Saturday of the month

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Caller: Eric Hollman

Band: TBD

Location: TBD

What is a contra dance?

A contra dance is a little like a square dance, but more fun! The figures are the same, for example, swing your partner, do-si-do, but the arrangement of dancers is such that you do not have to know the figures well to do the dance. The music is traditional New England folk music - jigs and reels, often with a jazzy twist. A caller announces the figures as the dance progresses. Beginners are very welcome at this dance. We love beginners! It's a very welcoming group, dress is very casual.