The Second Sunday Contra Dance will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the new Senior Center in Sylva.
No previous experience with contra dancing is required and all dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. There will also be a short beginners’ workshop at the start of the dance. Some dances for children as well as a waltz or two will also be included in the program. No partner is required.
Local musicians will play music for all the dances. Local musicians are invited to sit in with the band, to jam and learn how to play music for dancing.
There will be a potluck dinner following the contra dance, starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, plate, cup and cutlery and a water bottle.
Contra dancing is a form of English country dancing that has become very popular with people of all ages during the last 20 years. It uses many of the same figures as square dancing such as circles, stars and swings.
Information about the dance and the fundraiser is available from Arps at 828.586.5478.