February Contra Dance - ContraFolk at VT
Venue: Old Dominion Ballroom (Squires), Blacksburg
Organizations: ContraFolk at Virginia Tech
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Event Types: Music, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre
Students: Free
General Public: $5.00

ContraFolk at Virginia Tech presents their February Contra Dance on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Old Dominion Ballroom at Virginia Tech's Squires Student Center.

• 7:00 pm: Beginner Lesson
• 7:30-9:30 pm: Dancing

ContraFolk presents a contra dance with music by The Bouncers and calling by Phoebe Williams.

Admission is free for all students and $5.00 for everyone else.

Beginners, experts, students, locals, out-of-towners and all are welcome!

As always, our dances are gender-role free!

But what is a Contra Dance?

Contra is a form of community folk dance made up of long lines of couples dancing in sequence. A contra dancer gets to dance with their partner and everyone else in their line! Each individual dance is taught and called by a 'caller' with music provided by a live band (though occasionally we'll host techno contras).

Still confused? Check out our Facebook page, look it up on YouTube, or just show up at one of our events!

Worried about being new?

Don't be. Prior experience is not expected! Before each evening begins, the night's caller offers a lesson for beginners or anyone looking for a refresher. In addition, contra is a walking dance, so no fancy footwork is required. Contra tradition is to change partners at the end of each dance, so bring your friends and get ready for a great time!

Please note that this dance is on a Friday, which is different from our previous Wednesday and Sunday night dances.

After the dance, join us down the street at the Cellar Restaurant & 6-Pak Store for post-dance food and mingling.

From Interstate 81, take exit 118B onto 460. Continue to exit 5B. Go straight for 2.5 miles until you make it to downtown and take a left on College Ave. Squires Student Center will be on your right before the road turns 90 degrees to the left. After the turn, there will be a parking lot (Squires parking lot) on your left. You are free to park here after 5:00 pm.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/hpajXLQ.jpg.

For more information, visit: or https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/contrafolk or https://www.facebook.com/events/1708315412552954/ or https://www.facebook.com/ContraFolkVT.
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