Annual Dancing in the Streets, day before Labor Day, Ann Arbor
GR contra dances continue on the 1st Friday
Contra dance, Friday March 3, 2017, at Saint Adalbert's Aid Society Hall, 701 5th St NW, Grand Rapids. Beginners instruction at 7 pm. Gooder 'n Grits playing, Karen Niles calling.
Contra dance, Friday April 7, 2017, at Saint Adalbert's Aid Society Hall, 701 5th St NW, Grand Rapids. Beginners instruction at 7 pm. Wild Rumpus playing, Mike Clark calling. https://www.wildrumpusmusic.com/music
Saturday May 6, annual spring contra dance, annual meeting, and picnic potluck at Johnson Park, 5:30 pm.
We book the venue for first Friday contra dances to continue through the summer. But not Independence Day weekend. Also we will not have one on Labor Day weekend. But that is when we all go to Ann Arbor to dance in the streets.
Volunteers may play music, call, or join the dance.
Folks from 6-92 may twirl and swing to the great music.
It is all about dancing and learning; this an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. No partner required.
It is traditional to change partners after every dance set. And anyone may ask anyone else to dance.
Video of a contra dance in Holland MI is here.
$ 10 General
$ 8 Folk/dance societies members
$ 20 family
$ 5 Student
Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30.
Listing of contra dances, square dances and waltzes all over Michigan is here.
And the AACTMAD (Ann Arbor & MI) listing is here