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Called my first contra at Pinewoods Family week, the bug has got me. Now looking for more dances to add to my collection and more chances to practice calling in small doses.

What are your favorite dances to call? How do you organize them?

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Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.
All dances are taught.
No previous dance experience necessary.
No fancy footwork.
Wear comfy clothes and shoes.
Dancing for all ages.
No cost to attend, but donations are welcomed.
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The registration deadline has passed, but you can still come to any portion or the entire weekend. More info here: https://www.nttds.org/wids/home.html
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Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.
All dances are taught.
No previous dance experience necessary.
No fancy footwork.
No cost to attend, but donations are welcomed.
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I wrote a contra/square hybrid dance, would love to get some feedback from other dancers or callers. What's a good way to share? Anyone want to comment?

It's still fairly raw, tested once.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YwFywCnV5_UQUigDxB86_pQcVfWgPDA2uPDguoQLC6k
LEW square
LEW square
docs.google.com

Win this fabulous Twirly Dance Skirt hand-made by Kelsey Hartman! Register by May 15 for BACDS American Dance and Music Week, July 2-7, 2017, near San Francisco CA.


Every AmWeek camper registered by May 15 is automatically entered into the drawing to win this one-of-a-kind dance skirt. It could be YOU, but only if you are registered for camp on or before May 15.

There's still room!

Music by:
The Moving Violations [from New England]: Van Kaynor, Ron Grosslein, Eric Eid-Reiner
Joyride [from Portland, OR]: George Penk, Erik Weberg, Jeff Kerssen-Griep, Sue Songer
The Whoots [hot Bay Area musicians]: Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen

Contras and Squares with callers Bob Isaacs [NJ] and Deb Comly [AZ]

Traditional Crafts with Rachel Olguin

Music and Dance Musicianship Workshops led by program staff musicians

Tune-writing, Sight-reading, Dance Composition, Dance Calling workshops

Camper Band, Waltzing Before Breakfast, Trash English, Late-Night Shenanigans

It's a 5-ring circus, with something for everyone all through the day and night. (Sorry, you'll have to choose your own time to sleep.)

More details are online at http://AmWeek.org including workshop and program summaries, staff bios, photos of past years' camps, and lots more.

That moment when a girl is swung to you and says: I remember you! your _____!
just to be remembered is fun by itself!

I'm fairly new to this whole thing.
Could anyone explain if there are different
Styles of Contra. Some dances seem to
Have time for flourishes and such and some
Don't. Kinda confusing...
love the dance though! Thanks.
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