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Contra Dance


Sat 5 Aug 2017, 7:15pm–9:15pm
Sat 2 Sep 2017, 7:15pm–9:15pm
Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7:15pm–9:15pm
Sat 4 Nov 2017, 7:15pm–9:15pm
Sat 2 Dec 2017, 7:15pm–9:15pm

Where: Opawa School, Ford Road, Opawa, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults (who can affort this): $10.00
  • Others: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ContraDance

- Live music!
- No experience needed!
- No partners needed!
- All dances taught!
- Easy and lots of fun!
- An alcohol-free Community Oriented Event.
- Please bring your own water bottle.

A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced alike through a variety of dances.

A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time. They then repeat the same figures with another couple, and so on. The figures are similar to those in a barn dance. The figures are combined in different ways for each different dance.

The caller teaches each dance before it is actually done to the music. This gives everyone an idea of what to expect so the movements can be easily executed. The caller leads the dancers while they are being done to music, so dancers are able to perform each movement to the music.

Once the dancers appear to have mastered a particular dance, the caller may stop calling, leaving the dancers to enjoy the movement with music alone.

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