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Traditional Folk Arts


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First Dance of 2019-20 Yearcontra dance flyer

An old-time contra dance,  also referred to as a barn dance, is an informal country dance stemming from such dances in 17th century Western Europe. It has evolved just as the old-time music has. Traditionally this type of dance always uses live musicians playing fiddle tunes. Each dance is taught before its done. 

Open to all acoustic instruments. All levels welcome. We project chords onto a screen. 

See the "Open Jam Sessions" tab for more information.       

Thursday September 12 & 19


New Location: Baz-Tech 204                           cat and fiddle