Thursday, April 19, 2012
Family Dance this Saturday!!
Contra dancing is social dancing with live music and callers or teachers. This weekend's Contra Dance is brought to you by http://www.ottawacontra.ca/ and will be held at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre at 345 Richmond Road on Saturday, April 21st from 3:30-5:30pm!
This is first and foremost a FAMILY DANCE for kids and their parents. There will be live music by the Three Dollar Bills (fiddle, irish flute, & guitar) and callers who call (or teach) basic kid-friendly dances. The callers are Catherine Burns and Liz Benjamin (who I know from past Music Together classes).
There is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!! Family dances are for all ages - recommended for 5+ but younger can definitely participate (plus wee wee ones can participate in backpacks or slings).
Kids are free, $5 for adults.
For more information on the dance and on contra dancing generally, please visit http://www.ottawacontra.ca/
And for a general website on What is Contra Dancing, see http://www.sbcds.org/contradance/whatis/ As the author says "Although it's fun beyond words, we explain it ad nauseum anyway."
Posted by Kitchissippikids at 12:50 PM