Beginners class 7:30, Main Dance 8pm to 10:30pm
The second in a series of Contra Dances will be held at The Kenn Centre, Exeter on Friday 15th May, 2015.
The dances will be mostly American Contras and Squares.
Following feedback from the first dance this will be a beginner friendly dance, starting with very basic tuition at 7:30, and mostly straightforward dances in the main event, with plenty of time for walkthroughs and explanations of new moves.
There will also be teaching points throughout the evening for those who wish to hone their skills, and the occasional "testing" dance for those with more experience.
Cost is only £4 per person (this is an increase from last time as the costs of the hall have doubled).
The Kenn Centre (http://www.kenncentre.co.uk/) has a modern large hall with ample parking. It's just a few miles outside Exeter and is easily accessible from the M5/A30/A38/A380.
The caller is Jeremy Child (www.barndancecaller.net) an experienced contra caller who has called on 3 continents and recently did a calling tour of South Eastern US. You may have seen him and his rather bright orange shirt calling at Willand, Sidford and Bridport.
We will be using recorded music, so you can dance along to your favourite English bands such as Vertical Expression, English Contra Dance Band, Arden Folk, Blowzabella, Fiddlin' Around and The Night Before, as well as some of the top American Contra Bands such as Yankee Ingenuity, Wild Asparagus, Contraforce and Perpetual e-Motion.
There will be a short interval for tea / coffee at around 9:15. Water, tea and coffee will be available but there is no bar.
For further information or to be added to the Exeter Contra mailing list, please email ContraExeter@gmail.com.
Information also at http://barndancecaller.net/exetercontra.html
While not yet confirmed, I am planning to run similar events on the following Fridays: