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Contra dance at The Cooperage

A contra dance will be held at The Cooperage on July 27.
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July 24, 2013

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, July 27 there is a contra dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Cooperage. This dance will feature music by The Ragtag Rutabagas with caller Laurie B. Come with or without a partner. Beginners are welcome. Suggested donation is $10; free for children under 15.

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.

Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.