Swing Your Partner at Decatur Recreaton Center

The Chattahoochee Contra Dancers are now dancing at Decatur Recreation Center!

Dances are held from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. every Friday night.  New dancers are encouraged to attend one or more of the Beginners Lessons which start promptly at 7:30 pm.  New dancers will be ‘Contra Dancing’ by their first dance starting at 8:00 pm.

There are two or more ‘Walk Thrus’ on each dance, so all dancers will be familiarized with the dance before dancing with the music.  You do not need to bring a partner as everyone comes to dance.  Just ask others to dance and most say ‘I’d love to dance’ or something similar around 90% of the time.   It is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes and soft sole shoes.  No high heels.

A different Caller and a different LIVE Band every Friday so there is a variety of dance and music from week to week.  Cost is $10 and $5 for students with IDs.  In addition to dancing several Contra Dances at the Friday dance, there is a mixer dance early in the evening where everyone essentially dances with everyone else, a square dance on occasion and one or two waltzes later in the evening.

More info about Chattahoochee Contra Dancers at www.ContraDance.org.   Also, a large selection of Beginners and Advanced Contra Dance videos at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/43jimcr

One Response to Swing Your Partner at Decatur Recreaton Center

  1. Jim Crawford says:

    This is a video of a Mixer Dance and Mixers are danced early in the evening to encourage folks to meet one another. Most of the evening is Contra Dancing which has long lines and partners that stay with you the whole dance.

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