Saturday Contra Dance
Chinatown YMCA’s Houston Street Center (273 Bowery
7:30-8pm dance class, 8-10:45pm open dance
Country Dance*New York presents a contra dance with live, high energy music by the Boston-based trio Nor’easter, making a rare NYC appearance. Nor’easter is recently out with their first CD. The band has been bringing infectious, uplifting music to dance floors throughout the U.S. since 2008. No previous experience is required. There is a beginner’s workshop from 7:30pm to 8 pm, and the caller walks everyone through the patterns of each dance. Contra dancing is done in long lines of dancers facing their partners and moving briskly in patterns to live music. It is a lot of fun! Attendees are asked to bring a separate pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.