Sylva begins a new year of Contra dancing

The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be on Jan. 8. on the second floor of the old courthouse in the library in Sylva. Contra dancing will begin at 2:30 p.m. and go until 5 p.m.

Anne Marie Walters from Asheville will call the dances to the music of Out of the Woodwork.

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.

There will also be a potluck dinner following the contra dance, starting at 5:30 p.m. Please 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.

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.

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