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Contra dance at The Cooperage

September 25, 2013

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, September 28 there will be a contra dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Cooperage.

“Contra dancing is easy to do, great exercise and a heck of a lot more fun than sitting home watching TV,” said Laurie Brongo, the caller for the dances at The Cooperage. “The live music is exciting and upbeat.”

Contra dance 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 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 welcome. The suggested donation is $10, kids under 15 are admitted free.

The Cooperage Project is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning, and good times. Visit or call 570/253-2020.