Contra Dancing at Greenwood Community Center

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Contra Corners holds dances the second and fourth Sunday at the Greenwood Community Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m., with a lesson beginning at 6 p.m. Dances are a type of traditional American dance called contra, with occasional dance squares. No partner or prior experience are required for this alcohol-free, family-friendly social gathering.

“We have wonderful live music each time, with the caller walking us through the steps before the music starts,” said Meg West, a member of the group. “It’s a fun way to learn how to dance, and enjoy the music, as well as the community that comes out.”

“All are welcome,” said Brian Hamshar, head organizer of the bands.

Contra Corners has been around for more than 25 years, and draws dancers, musicians and callers from as far away as New York and the Carolinas, as well as the whole mid-Atlantic area.

The season runs from September through May. For more information, visit the Facebook page facebook.com/Greenwood-Contra-Dance- 203577852995315/, or call Meg West at 434-823-5507. 

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