Ti Festival Guild Contra Dance Event


Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus
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Ti Festival Guild Contra Dance Event
July 25, 2024
Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus

Ticonderoga Festival Guild Presents their 1st Contra Dance 

Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 PM - Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus Pavilion 

We are so excited to have Paul Rosenburg, a very well-known Contra Dance Caller and Instructor come to Ticonderoga. He and his band will introduce us to this exciting family/community dance. You do not need to know how to dance – the steps are simple, and Paul will teach everyone what to do. We spend so much time on our phones and in front of screens that we don’t physically interact as much any more. Contra Dance is a great opportunity for people of all ages and dance skills to get together as a group and reconnect as friends and family. It’s a grass roots activity with an emphasis on building community, rather than becoming a marvelous dancer.

Contra dancing is a form of social American folk dancing similar to square dancing. The contra dance is also known as English country dance, New England folk dance, a barn dance, or Appalachian folk dance. In contra dancing, long lines of couples dance together, performing simple footwork patterns, walking steps, and twirls. Dancers perform to folk music played by a live band featuring mandolins, banjos, and accordions, while a caller calls out the pattern for everyone to follow. Dancers usually wear comfortable shoes and clothes, making contra dancing a casual, social dance form.

Join us on July 25th – kick up your heels and have a fantastic time dancing!