SBCDS presents

Contra Dancing and
English Country Dancing


An invitation to...

Participate in Life

For example, dance with us, even if you think you cannot!

New dancers welcome! No need to BYO Partner.

And did we mention how FUN it is? Some of us get sore cheeks from smiling so hard!

NPR audio:
Youth Flock to Contra Dancing

Why We Contra Dance
New York Times article that turbo-charged the NYC English Country Dance:
In Step with Jane Austen

Open to the public:

A Double Dance on most odd weekends: an English Country Dance in the afternoon, and a contra dance in the evening.

a contra dance, usually on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday evenings, on one of the best dance floors anywhere.

an English Country dance, usually on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday afternoons, at the spacious social hall of the First Presbyterian Church.    

Make almost any Sunday a double dance, with just a short distance between the two venues.

A typical Sunday evening event includes mostly contra dances (what's that?), maybe a circle mixer and/or a traditional square dance, two waltzes and another couple dance.

The English Country dances (what's that?) feature dances in a variety of formations, tempos, moods, etc., written as early as the 17th century and as late as today.

Curious about Longsword Morris? Check out the Pacific Sword Company. Some other forms of Morris, too.

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