Do You Want Helena Contra Dances To Continue?
We are in danger of losing our contra dance community. If you are interested in continuing to dance, we need support from dancers, callers, and bands. We have limited funds left after last year.
The main dance will be from 7:30-10:30 as usual.
The Helena Contra Dancers generally meets on the second Saturday of each month beginning in October going through April. Dances begin at 7:30 pm with workshop for new dancers and dancing begins at 8 pm and continues until 10:30 pm.
|No Sept 2019 Dance scheduled|
|No October 2019 Dance scheduled||TBD|
|No November 2019 Dance scheduled||TBD|
We all enjoy treats during the breaks and between contras, so if you would like to bring something to share, that would be great. Also to save on paper cups, please bring your own water bottle that you can fill up from our cooler. Please avoid wearing shoes with black rubber soles that will leave scuff marks on the beautiful wooden floor at our new location. Also some people are sensitive to perfumes, so avoid or go light on wearing scented products.
The Helena Contra Dancers are dancing at a location with a wood floor and great acoustics this year. We will be meeting at the Free Ceramics Studio Art Center, 650 Logan Street, Helena. Parking is located along the adjoining residential streets, so carpool if at all possible.
The price at the door per dance is $10 or $20 per family. Family dances are $25 per family (includes at least one parent with 2 or more children); price does not include regular contra dance later that evening. Students (middle school through college w/ID are $7).
Annual memberships will be offered for $20 per individual or $35 per family. Those with memberships will receive a $3 discount off the door price at each dance. Memberships will help sponsor the group as well.
For more contra dance information contact Kathy Johnson at 459-7984 or email@example.com or David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some links to other websites or videos about contra and folk dancing.
- What is Contra Dance?
- Information for New Dancers
- Bozeman Folklore Society, this group has contra dances Sept. through May, except in January when it holds its annual Wintergreen Festival.
- Missoula Folklore Society, this group has contra dances Oct. through May.
- Annuall Bear Hug Mountain Festival Dance Camp Website, September 2017
- Country Dance and Song Society
Contra Dancers Contact Information
If you need information about the Helena Contra Dancers, please contract Kathy Johnson at email@example.com or 406-459-7984.