It's well documented that Thomas Jefferson and George Washington liked nothing better than to dance with the ladies: quadrilles, which became modern square dancing, as well as longways-set dances, such as the famous Virginia Reel, an early contra dance
Other social dance forms, such as square and contra dances
, and international folk dancing, are contrasted with ECD.
A contra dance
, a craze similar to square dancing, will be held June 17 in Lancaster, a dance preceded by lessons.
To be sure, the majority of the clubs are dedicated to Contra Dance
, but several thousand English dancers gather for weekly or bi-weekly evenings of stately dance with groups as disparate as the Fairbanks, Alaska, English Country Dancers and English County Dance Atlanta.
In it, the black man adds some parts of the contra dance
, or white man's square dance, to his own personal choreographic moves.
The Eugene Folklore Society presents Contra Dance
from 7:30 p.
Just before sunset, I headed to the old Boston Township School House for a contra dance
The Eugene Folklore Society welcomes high-energy dance band Sassafras Stomp and Chicago dance caller Rachel Wallace to its Saturday contra dance
Sponsored by Berlin Country Orchestra, 7:30-11 p.
Hobby: Mandolin player with Amazon Creek, a Eugene contra dance
The Eugene Folklore Society presents what it calls the "hottest contra dance
band in the land" Thursday at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School gymnasium, 1510 W.
It's a bit like square dancing in its swings and promenades, but instead of four couples making up a dancing square, contra dance
is done in two long lines, with each couple eventually dancing with every other couple.
Eugene-based old-time band the Conjugal Visitors will take the stage with Portland contra dance
caller Rich Goss.
Worcester Contra Dance
Berlin Country Orchestra with Tim Van Egmond calling.
fundraiser with a live band, a caller and an instructor to give lessons to beginners, 6:30 p.