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Contra Dance at The Cooperage


April 24, 2013

HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project will hold its first Contra Dance of the 2013 season on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Cooperage.

Contra dance is a form of traditional American set dancing with long lines of couples facing each other. Over the course of a dance each couple moves up and down the hall, interacting with the other couples in their line. The steps themselves, which are simple and easy to learn, are similar to those used in traditional square dances. A caller first teaches the figures to be done in each dance, and then ‘calls’ the dance as the music is played by live musicians.

This dance will feature music by The Ragtag Rutabagas with caller Laurie B. Come with or without a partner. Beginners are always welcome. Suggested donation is $10, kids under 15 free.

For more information, visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.