Dust off your dancing shoes

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will take place on Dec. 11 in the Community Room on the second floor of the old courthouse in the Jackson County Library Complex in Sylva.

Contra dancing is a form of English country dancing and uses many of the same figures as square dancing such as circles, stars and swings. All dances are done to live music and local musicians are invited to sit in with the band, to jam and learn how to play music for dancing.

Dancing will take place from 2:30-5 p.m., with a potluck dinner following at 5:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, plate, cup and cutlery and a water bottle.

No previous experience with contra dancing is necessary and all dances will be taught and walked through before dancing. No partner is required.

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