If you like traditional folk music and dance, and you haven't made it to one of these events yet, you're missing out!
Contra dancing is an energetic folk dance and a great way to meet new people. Beginners absolutely welcome. Live music. Snacks provided. You don't need to bring a partner -- just show up, and people will ask you to join in. All dances are taught, and the music is full of energy -- it gets you moving!
For more info, check out http://wescontra.blogspot.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday December 6
Place: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather building, Wesleyan Campus (on Wyllys Ave)
Cost: free, (optional donation)
These dances encourage newcomers (for many of the students this is a first attempt at organized dancing), and the mix of all ages creates a wonderful feel of community in the room -- contra dance regulars, Wesleyan students, Middletown folk & local teenagers all sharing the space.
Music will be provided by the band Velocipede, two talented young people from Maine, and calling will be provided by Luke Donforth, from Burlington, VT. Both the dances and the music will be lively and fun!
Hope to see you there!