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Tapestry Folkdance Center creates opportunities for participation in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Creating opportunities for particpating in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

Creating opportunities for particpating in the joys of dance and music from around the world.

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Event: 'Contra Dance-Danebodium With Caller Beau Farmer' Print
  Contra
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Repeat Event: Detached from recurrence

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturday Contra Dances
Time: 7:30-11pm

Beginner walk-through lesson 7:30-8pm. Live music from 8-11pm!
Admission cost (at the door): $10 general /$8 for members / $7 high school & college students
FREE admission to kids ages 13 and under (must be supervised by an adult)

In a contra dance, the dance figures are similar to those of Old-time square dancing except the figures are made up of lines of leaders and followers facing each other. Many of the regular Tapestry contra bands play Old-time music (similar to bluegrass), but the music on any given Saturday contra may reflect music traditions from New England, French Canadian, Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and modern compositions.

First Thursday Contra Dances
The LGBTQ Community & Friends welcome all to a Gender-Neutral Contra Dance every first Thursday of the month.
Time: 7-10:30pm in Tapestry's large dance space
Dance basics are taught 7-7:30pm. Live music from 7:30-10:30pm!
Admission cost at the door: $10 general /$8 for members / $7 high school & college students
FREE admission to kids ages 13 and under (must be supervised by an adult)



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