April 16, 2014 —
HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project will hold the first contra dance of 2014 on Saturday, April 26 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Contra dancing is energetic, fun, and a great way to build friendships and create community.
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.
“Contra Dance” is a series at The Cooperage Project that takes place on the last Saturday of each month between April and December. 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 admitted free. For more information visit www.thecooperageproject.org  or call 570/253-2020.